The Village of Allen, 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 Community Surveys. The survey results will be utilized to get an overall sense of which upgrades and improvements are most desired within the community, as well as for community planning and future grant applications for community improvements. Additionally, the results will help determine what will be priority when making improvements to our community.

Community surveys may be completed by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AllenSurvey2022 or paper surveys can be dropped off at the Village of Allen office at 100 E. 2nd Street or mailed to the Village of Allen, 100 E. 2nd Street, Allen, NE 68710 prior to May 1, 2022. 

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* 1. Rate the basic City services in the community.

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent) No Opinion
Street conditions throughout the community
Street maintenance throughout the community
Fire and Rescue services
Garbage collection
Water Quality

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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

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

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent) Available in Region
Auto & Machine Repair
Banking & Financial
Beautician & Hair Salon
Child Care
Conference & Community Meeting Facilities
Contractors
Food & Dining
Grocery
Heating & AC Installation and Repair
Independent Living for Seniors
Library
Postal
Religious
Senior Center Facilities

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

  1 (No Concerns) 2 3 (Moderate) 4 5 (Major Concerns)
Adequate, quality housing
Child care facilities
Community Website
Demolition of dilapidated Commercial or Industrial sites
Demolition of dilapidated houses
Local Economic Development Committee/Organization
Local law enforcement
Maintaining quality K-12 schools systems
Meals on Wheels
Recruiting and training emergency volunteers
Recycling
Safe drinking water
Technology infrastructure
Upgrading community infrastructure

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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
Sidewalk conditions
Handicap accessibility
Street conditions
Street functionality
Street maintenance
Storm water drainage
Lighting system
Vacant commercial buildings condition
Visual appearance of downtown area
Condition of the downtown buildings

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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
Poor, dilapidated housing
Vacant/abandoned housing

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

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* 12. 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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* 13. 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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* 14. State what you think should be the top three priorities for the community.

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* 15. Rate the condition of the below items.

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent) N/A
Baseball/Softball fields
Park
Football field
Playground equipment
Public Restrooms

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* 16. Rate the priority of adding or updating the following items.

  1 (None) 2 3 (Moderate) 4 5 (Highest) N/A
Basketball courts
Playground equipment
Public restrooms
Tennis courts

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* 17. Other/Additional Comments

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