Community Survey

The City of Ogden is updating the Comprehensive Plan and needs your input. The goal to create a vision that strikes a healthy balance between environment, community, culture/values, and economy for Ogden to implement over the next ten years. We are asking resident to take a 15 minute community survey. Your answers will be kept confidential and will determine what is important to residents when it comes to quality of life in Ogden, and how to better serve our community. Thank you very much for your time and feedback!

 

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* 1. The City of Ogden should FOCUS on the following initiatives concerning Economic Development: (Please rank your choices with the first being the highest priority and three being the last priority.)

  Highest Priority Second Priority Third Priority
Attract New Business
Provide financial incentives to new businesses
Retain existing businesses

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* 2. If you agree that Ogden should attract additional businesses, what type of businesses should be targeted? (Check all that apply)

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* 3. The City of Ogden should initiate a "buy local" campaign to support local businesses.

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* 4. The City of Ogden should find ways for the central business district to "capture" traffic to and from Fort Riley.

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* 5. What do you think are the top three most important issues that need to be addressed in the City of Ogden?

  Most Important 2nd Most Important 3rd Most Important
Maintain the small town character
Crime
Traffic
Schools
Green Space/Parks
Housing affordability
Sewer/Water system
Environmental protection
Road quality
Building/zoning regulations
Solid Waste Management
Growth
Aesthetics (Urban Design)

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* 6. In relation to infrastructure and new development, the City should encourage the following: (May choose multiple answers)

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* 7. Regarding where new non-residential development should occur, check all that you agree with:

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* 8. Regarding the types of new residential development that should occur, check all that you agree with:

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* 9. The City should adopt goals and create policies intended to attract new residents into the City.

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* 10. The City of Ogden should adopt one of the below strategies for managing the population growth:

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* 11. Regarding how the city should grow, please check all that you agree with:

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* 12. Why do you choose to live and/or work in Ogden?

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* 13. The following types of parks should be added.

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* 14. I would support the following on public land/parks:

  Adequate (No additional needed) Needs more Do not want any
Basketball courts
Golf holes
Baseball, softball, or soccer fields
Swimming pools
Bike routes and trails
Picnic facilities
Playground equipment
Skateboarding park
BMX biking park
Fishing facilities
Rollerblading park

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* 15. The city should focus on the following open space policies:

  Support Do Not Support
Protect Stream Corridors
Protect Forested Areas
Identify and protect wetlands
Purchase open space
Provide incentives for private land conservation
Encourage cluster development to conserve open space
Use zoning to protect critical environmental area

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* 16. The following housing types should be encouraged for future development within the City (Check all that apply):

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* 17. A program(s) should be established to assist the elderly in remaining in their homes.

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* 18. Greater enforcement of existing regulations is needed to address maintenance on homes (all types), within the City of Ogden

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* 19. Additional regulation is needed to address maintenance of existing housing (all types) within the City of Ogden.

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* 20. Unsafe and blighted housing needs to be identified, condemned and demolished, if necessary.

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* 21. Approximately how old is your home? (Residents only please)

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* 22. The following services need to be IMPROVED or PROVIDED within the City limits.

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* 23. What should be the top three priorities in the list below:

  First Choice Second Choice Third Choice
High-speed internet
Cable/satellite services
Drinking water quality
Capacity and condition of waste water treatment facility
Addition of curb and gutter on city streets
Traffic calming devices to slow traffic (such as speed bumps)
Creation or enforcement of sight visibility triangles at intersections
Alternative energy sources (solar or wind)
Power lines buried (new development)
Power lines buried (existing development, particularly in the central business district)

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* 24. More enforcement and more restrictive usage and development standards are needed to preserve and protect the water quality of Ogden.

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* 25. In general, how would you rate the drinking water quality of Ogden?

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* 26. In regards to Historic Preservation, the city should consider the following:

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* 27. Regarding community facilities and services, the city should consider the following:

  Agree Disagree
Make improvements to City Hall
Improve/expand the community center
Employ paid, full-time fire fighters
Employ a full-time EMT/ambulance service
Station more Riley County police officers in Ogden
Employ a full-time librarian and extend current library hours
Relocate or construct a new library that is easily accessible to all residents
Make improvements to the city utility and maintenance buildings
Screen city utility and maintenance areas from street and public views
Invest in additional snow removal vehicles/equipment

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* 28. How would you rate the following:

  Excellent Good Fair Poor No opinion
Police protection
Fire protection
Ambulance service
Parks
Zoning and ordinance enforcement

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* 29. Overall road conditions within the city limits needs to be improved.

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* 30. The remaining gravel or dirt roads located within the City limits should be paved.

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* 31. The walking paths need to be expanded to additional parts of town.

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* 32. Striped bike lanes should be added on Riley Boulevard.

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* 33. Sidewalks should be added on at least one side of the road in residential areas.

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* 34. The city needs to be more walkable.

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* 35. The addition of more crosswalks is needed.

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* 36. The central business district needs to be more walkable.

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* 37. Traffic calming measures should be pursued along Riley Boulevard, particularly to and from post.

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* 38. Dead-end streets should be connected where practical.

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* 39. Safety devices are adequate at railroad crossings.

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* 40. Turn lanes should be added to Riley Boulevard.

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* 41. Street signage needs to be improved.

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* 42. Would you like to see the following types of transportation provided in the City? If so, how often would you use them?

  Never 1-5 times a month 6-10 times a month 11-15 times a month 15+ times a month
Bus service to Fort Riley
Bus service to Manhattan or Junction City
Local bus service
Park and ride lot
Ride-Share Taxi
Taxi

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* 43. The following traffic calming strategies should be considered to increase shopping opportunities for businesses along Riley Boulevard:

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* 44. What is your age?

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* 45. What is your family status?

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* 46. What is your employment status?

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* 47. What is your approximate gross (before tax) yearly family income?

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* 48. Where do you work?

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* 49. Do you own or rent your residence in the city of Ogden?

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* 50. How long have you lived in the city of Ogden?

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* 51. What is your gender?

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* 52. What is your highest level of education?

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* 53. I am a non-residential land owner. If you own vacant property, do you plan on developing your land?

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* 54. How many people live in your household, including you?

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