Indian Trail survey
Several thousand Indian Trail residents will receive surveys this week, and their responses could shape the future of the town.
On Monday, Indian Trail will mail 3,500 surveys, a $10,000 project to find out what residents want in their town.
“The information the citizens give us will aid us in years to come,” said Town Manager Ed Humphries.
The four-page survey, which Humphries said should take about 10 minutes to complete, will be sent to people randomly selected from Indian Trail's voter-registration lists. Humphries is hoping for at least 1,000 replies. He says additional replies will increase the accuracy of results.
Questions range from perceptions of the town to projects people would like Indian Trail to pursue. Answers are anonymous. A consultant will analyze responses and create a report, Humphries said. The results will be posted on the town's Web site. Humphries said that members of the town council will discuss the data in their planning retreat in early 2009, and Humphries will implement the council's priorities into the town budget in the spring.
The survey should arrive at Indian Trail residents' houses on Tuesday and Wednesday. Stamped return envelopes are included.
Good people sought
Selection committees for the 2008 Union County Man and Woman of the Year are looking for outstanding residents who through volunteer leadership, service and innovative vision have improved the quality of life for the citizens of the county.
Recipients will be honored at a luncheon in late January, which will be open to the public. Since 1958, the men of Union County have been honored for their outstanding leadership in Union County, and in 1985 the first woman was recognized for her leadership achievements. Nomination forms are due Oct. 28. Forms will be available at all local Union County libraries. Information: Virginia Bjorlin at 704-283-5776.
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