The City of Hartington would like your opinion on services and economic development issues that will be considered for the future of Hartington. This survey has been developed with the assistance of the Northeast Economic Development District. The results of this survey will be presented to the community at a town hall meeting held after the results have been tabulated.

Community surveys may be completed by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Hartington2022. Paper copies of the survey will be available at the City of Hartington office at 107 W. State Street, and the Hartington Public Library at 106 S. Broadway Avenue. Completed surveys can be returned to the City of Hartington office or the Hartington Public Library prior to June 17, 2022. 

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* 1. Gender

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* 2. How old are you (person filling out the survey)?

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* 3. How many persons live in your household?

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* 4. Do you have any children in your household? (i.e. under 18 years old)

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* 5. How long have you been employed in Hartington?

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* 6. Do you work outside of Hartington? If so, how far do you commute?

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* 7. What category best describes your annual income?

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* 8. What is the highest degree or level of education you have completed?

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

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent) No Opinion
Airport
Community's Planning & Zoning Ordinances
Electric
Fire and Rescue Services
Garbage Collection
Natural Gas
Law Enforcement
Street conditions throughout the community
Street maintenance throughout the community
Traffic Control
Water quality

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* 10. Rate the technology services of the community.

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent) No Opinion
Cable television quality
Cable television service
Fiber optic internet connectivity
Land-line telephone service
Wireless internet connectivity (not WiFi router)
Wireless internet speed
Cell phone service (talking and texting)
Cell phone internet connectivity
Cell phone internet speed

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* 11. How important is it to address the following in the community?

  1 (Not Important) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Important) No Opinion
Access to higher education classes

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* 12. What short-term training is needed for your job or by your business?

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* 13. What college credit classes/programming would you like to have available?

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* 14. What classes would you like available for your personal improvement or enjoyment?

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* 15. How important is the need to address the following in the community?

  1 (Not important) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Important) No Opinion
Animal control
Child care facilities
Demolition of dilapidated houses
Developing renewable energy resources
Elderly care facilities
Energy conservation
Health care facilities
Local law enforcement
Maintaining health care and facilities
Public health education
Quality of employment opportunities
Recruiting and training emergency volunteers
Recycling
Safe drinking water
Upgrading community infrastructure
Zoning

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* 16. 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/unused commercial buildings condition
Visual appearance of downtown area

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* 17. Downtown Business Area follow-up

  Yes No  No Opinion
Would you like to see additional downtown housing or apartments?
Are you supportive of making the downtown area a tourist destination?
Are you concerned about maintaining historic integrity in the downtown district?
Would you like to see a Historic Preservation Ordinance for the downtown district?

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* 18. Rate the residential areas

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent) No opinion
Overnight parking restrictions
Property upkeep and rehab
Street lighting
Street conditions
Storm water drainage
Visual appearance

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* 19. Rate the conditions of the Auditorium

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent)
Auditorium (Upper Level)
Auditorium (Lower Level)

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* 20. Rate the conditions of the Community Complex

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent)
Baseball/Softball fields
Soccer Fields
Football Field

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* 21. Rate the condition of the parks and amenities

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent)
East Park
Felber Park
Basketball courts
Golf course
Playground equipment
Swimming pool
Tennis courts
Baseball field

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* 22. Do you feel the RV Park is adequate?

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* 23. Do you feel an additional RV Park is needed?

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* 24. How important is a walking/biking trail in Hartington?

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* 25. Do you own or rent your home?

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* 26. If you rent, why do you choose to rent? (Check all that apply)

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* 27. If needed, what level of repairs does your home need?

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* 28. If needed, why haven't you made the necessary repairs? (Check all that apply)

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* 29. If you purchased your home in the last 5 years, did you: (Check all that apply)

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* 30. 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)
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 dwelling types
Adequate housing for elderly
Adequate subsidized rental housing
Poor, dilapidated housing
Vacant/abandoned housing

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

  1 (No priority) 2 3 (Moderate priority) 4 5 (Highest priority) N/A
Attract new industry
Attract new retail business
Attract new service business
Plan development for an expanded industrial park
Support and expand existing business and industry