Thank you for taking the community survey for Van Meter's comprehensive plan update, Vision Van Meter 2040. The survey should take you less than 10 minutes and will help the City understand the thoughts, feelings and priorities of the public. For more information, please visit our Project Website.
RESPONDENT PROFILE

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* 1. What is your current relationship to Van Meter?

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* 2. What is your age range?

WHY VAN METER

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* 3. How long have you lived in Van Meter?

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* 4. Which reason best describes why you live in Van Meter?

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* 5. How would you rate the current quality of life in Van Meter?

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* 6. Over time, you expect the quality of life in Van Meter to:

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* 7. What actions would help improve quality of life in Van Meter? Select up to 3 responses.

GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

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* 8. Van Meter has been growing in population over the past ten to fifteen years. Do you anticipate significant growth in Van Meter over the next 20 years?

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* 9. Which statement best describes your views toward population growth in Van Meter?

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* 10. MOST IMPORTANT OBJECTIVES which should be used to guide future growth and development in Van Meter? Select up to 3 responses.

HOUSING

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* 11. Please rank the following housing priorities for the City (1 = highest priority, 6=lowest priority)

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* 12. Do you feel as if the housing options available in Van Meter match your price range?

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* 13. What do you consider an "affordable" single-family home value range?

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* 14. Please rank the following housing priorities for Van Meter (1=highest priority, 5=lowest priority)

PARKS & RECREATION

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* 15. Do you feel the parks and recreation facilities in Van Meter serve the needs of your household?

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* 16. For which type of parks and recreation amenities do you most frequently leave Van Meter to use? Select all that apply. 

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* 17. For a town the size of Van Meter, what park and recreation amenities should be most prioritized?

CONNECTIVITY & MOBILITY

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* 18. Do you believe the City needs more sidewalk or trail connections?

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* 19. Do you commute out of Van Meter for work?

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* 20. How long is your commute (one-way)?

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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* 21. What type of retail / commercial development is most needed in Van Meter? Select up to 3 responses.

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* 22. Which of the following land uses does Van Meter need? Select up to 3 responses.

DOWNTOWN VAN METER

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* 23. Would you support city-led efforts to revitalize and improve the facade, streetscape and redevelopment of downtown Van Meter?

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* 24. Please select the preferred look and feel for downtown Van Meter?

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* 25. Do you believe the City should assist in revitalizing the existing downtown area of Van Meter or consider a new "town square" location outside the historic downtown core?

NATURAL RESOURCES / ENVIRONMENT

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* 26. Do you believe the City of Van Meter should preserve environmentally sensitive land such as the floodplain, hilly areas, areas along stream banks and areas with significant tree cover?

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* 27. Is the City of Van Meter doing enough to protect the environment?

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* 28. Would you support city-led investment in furthering Van Meter's reputation as a recreation city through efforts such as improved tube floating / kayak launch on the Raccoon River?

PUBLIC FACILITIES

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* 29. What public facilities are most needed in Van Meter? Select up to 3 responses.

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* 30. Would you support the City improving the water trail boat launch?

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* 31. Do you have difficulty accessing childcare in Van Meter?

GOALS & PRIORITIES

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* 32. Please indicate your feelings for the following goals and priorities:

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There should be an overall plan that directs future growth and development in appropriate locations
Stronger city role in nearby developments outside the city limits but within 2 miles
Individuals and developers should be free to develop with minimal controls from the city
Economic studies should be driving force for what type of development takes place
City should use local tax resources to protect historic landmarks and buildings
City should use local tax resources to preserve natural resources
City should use local tax resources to attract new businesses

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* 33. What is your least favorite thing about Van Meter?

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* 34. What is your favorite thing about Van Meter?

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