A total of 254 responses were submitted to the Community Survey in September, representing 13.5% of the Village’s 1,881 households. The survey results provide feedback to the Village Board and the rest of the community about Village services and quality of life issues. Following are highlights from the survey results:
- The three most important features for why people choose to live in Union Grove were “Crime/Safety,” “Quality of Neighborhoods,” and “Quality of Schools.”
- In terms of neighborhood conditions, respondents had the most positive perception of “Public Safety/Crime” and the least positive perception of “Drainage/Sewer Conditions.”
- Respondents were most positive toward initiatives relating to “Community Events” and “Improvements of Park and Public Spaces.”
- Regarding Village services, respondents were at least “Somewhat” satisfied with all services listed, and most satisfied with “Fire/EMS,” “Library,” “Elections and Voting” and “Village Hall Customer Service.”
- When asked to share comments or ideas for the community, the most common responses involved the topics of desiring more businesses, fixing infrastructure, maintaining small town feel, less new apartments and the need for bicycle/walking paths.
To view the full survey report, click here. Look for more discussion about the survey results and what the Village is doing to address some of the priorities raised in the survey in the December issue of the Village Voicenewsletter!