Elko New Market approves community survey

By: 
Patrick Fisher, The New Prague Times

The Elko New Market City Council unanimously approved at its Thursday, April 12, meeting retaining the Morris Leatherman Company to conduct a community survey.

The survey will consist of 65 questions with a sample size of 250 respondents. The city solicited price quotes with the Morris Leatherman Company having the lowest at $8,500. Other quotes were received from Springsted, Inc., at $16,500 and ICMA/National Research Center at $20,260. Any additional questions will be billed at a rate of $150 per question. Helping to reduce the cost of the survey is the participation of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, which pays $1,380 towards the cost for including transit-related questions.

This is the third community survey, the first being done in 2012 and the second done in 2015. A plus with this survey is that the firm will be able to develop longitudinal trends in city-provided public services. It was noted that updates of the survey will allow the city to continually benchmark city services and provide comparisons with other cities. The past surveys have....

To see more on this story pick up the April 19, 2018 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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