1. Albion 2016 Community Survey

 
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The City of Albion, Albion Economic Development Corporation and Boone County Development Agency in partnership with the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District, is starting a Community outreach effort. The first step will be asking for citizen input through a Community Attitude Survey. The Attitude survey will be tabulated by the City of Albion to get an overall sense of which upgrades are most desired within the community. When the Attitude survey has been tabulated and analyzed, the information will be utilized for community planning and future grant applications for community improvements. The results will help determine what will be priority when making improvements to our community.  Community surveys can also be completed online at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Albion2016 .  Surveys can be returned to the Post Office, Library, and the City or BCDA offices prior to April 15, 2016.

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* 1. Rate the basic services in the community.

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent) No Opinion
Community’s Planning and Zoning Ordinances
Electric
Fire and Rescue services
Garbage collection
Police
Street conditions throughout the community
Street maintenance throughout the community
Water Quality
Municipal Airport
Water/Wastewater Infrastructure
Recreation Facilities
Recreation Programs
Natural Gas

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* 2. Rate the technology services of the community.

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent) No Opinion
Internet availability
Internet speed
Internet consistency
Land-line telephone service
Wireless & Cell Phone service
Cable television

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* 3. Is there a need to address or a concern regarding any of the following?

  1 (no concerns) 2 3 (moderate) 4 5 (major concerns)
Access to higher education opportunities
Adequate, quality housing
Animal Control
Business succession plans
Child care facilities
Community Website
Comprehensive community plan for future
Demolition of dilapidated Commercial or Industrial sites
Demolition of dilapidated houses
Developing renewable energy resources
Elderly care facilities
Energy conservation
Health & mental care facilities
Land acquistion for further residential/business development
Local Economic Development Committee/Organization
Local law enforcement
Maintaining quality K-12 schools systems
Meals on Wheels
Quality of employment opportunities
Recruiting and training emergency volunteers
Recycling
Safe drinking water
Technology infrastructure
Upgrading community infrastructure
Workforce housing
Zoning

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* 4. Are you concerned about maintaining historic integrity in the downtown district?

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* 5. Would you like to see the city pursuing downtown revitalization and infrastructure?

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* 6. Rate the Downtown Business area.

  1 (poor) 2 3 (average) 4 5 (excellent) No Opinion
Condition of the downtown buildings
Condition of the sidewalks
Handicap accessibility
Parking
Lighting system
Retail variety
Street conditions
Street functionality
Street maintenance
Storm water drainage
Vacant commercial buildings condition
Visual appearance of downtown area
Public areas-parks, markets, etc.
Public restrooms

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* 7. Do you own or rent your home?

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* 8. Would you like to see additional housing or apartments?

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* 9. If you rent, why do you choose to rent?

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* 10. Rate the following housing problems as they apply on a scale of 1-5 with 1 being not a problem, and 5 being a major problem.

  1 (not) 2 3 (moderate) 4 5 (major) N/A
Absentee rental property owners
Adequate existing affordable homes for sale
Adequate new construction affordable homes for sale
Adequate higher-end homes for sale
Adequate affordable rental units
Adequate housing for elderly
Adequate subsidized rental housing
Adequate assisted living housing
Poor, dilapidated housing
Vacant/abandoned housing

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* 11. If needed, why haven't you made the needed repairs? (check all that apply)

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* 12. If you purchased your home in the last 5 years, did you (check all that apply)

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* 13. Rate the residential areas.

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent) N/A
Overnight parking restrictions
Property upkeep and rehab
Street lighting
Street conditions
Storm water drainage
Street maintenance
Visual appearance

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* 14. Rate the following priorities as they apply using 1-5 with 1 being not a priority, and 5 being the highest priority.

  1 (not) 2 3 (moderate) 4 5 (highest) N/A
Amenities, such as parks and trails
Business recruitment, retainment and expansion
Clearing dilapidated buildings
Owner occupied housing rehabilitation
Housing development
Storm water drainage
Street repair (residential)
Street repair (downtown)
Utility Infrastructure expansion and/or upgrades

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* 15. Regarding the future economic growth, our efforts would be best spent: (use scale 1-5 with 1 as no priority, and 5 the highest priority)

  1 (none) 2 3 (moderate) 4 5 (highest) N/A
Attract new industry
Attract new retail business
Attract new service business
Build more apartments
Build more homes for rent
Build more homes for sale
Development of Industrial Tract
Improve appearance of commercial areas
Support and expand existing business and industry
Utility Infrastructure expansion and/or upgrades

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* 16. State what you think should be the top three priorities for the community.

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* 17. Rate the following services as to quality and/or availability.

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent) Available in Region
Accounting & Bookkeeping
Attorney & Legal
Auto & Machine Repair
Banking & Financial
Beautician & Hair Salon
Child Care
Chiropractic
Computer Sales and Service
Conference & Community Meeting Facilities
Contractors
Dental
Eye Care
Farmers Market
Food & Dining
Grocery
Heating & AC Installation and Repair
Hotels & Lodging
Independent Living for Seniors
Library
Medical clinics & Doctors
Nursing Home Facilities
Postal
Printing & Copy
Religious
Retail
Senior Center Facilities
Specialized Medical Care