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Algonquin Village Board Reviews Community Survey Results

Earlier in January, the Algonquin Village Board reviewed the results from the 2019 Algonquin Community Survey.  This is the eighth year the survey has been administered, asking residents for their input on quality of life factors in Algonquin as well as rating the quality and importance of municipal services.

Residents gave high praise to several categories including: Algonquin as a place to live (94.6% positive rating), Your neighborhood as a place to live (93.8% positive rating), and Algonquin as a place to raise children (93.3% positive rating).

The largest improvements since the inception of the survey in 2012 have been the following: Employment opportunities (21.9% improvement), Value of services for the taxes paid to the Village of Algonquin (16.0% improvement), and Recreational opportunities (9.0% improvement).

“Keeping Algonquin as a desirable place to live and for families to put down roots has always been a top priority for our Village Board” said Village President John Schmitt. “Seeing feedback that our residents value their quality of life and municipal services in relation to taxes paid is a very positive accomplishment.”

The highest rated Village services include the following: Online payment options; Swimming pool facility; 911 services; Responding to citizen calls; and Yard waste collection.  Overall, since the Village began administering the annual Algonquin Community Survey, 93% of the Village services evaluated received their highest quality ratings in 2018 or 2019.

“While very positive results, we certainly have room for improvement” said Schmitt.  “We will continue our focus on strategic priorities such as the Algonquin Corporate Campus to promote job growth and also regional transportation improvements, including the completion of Longmeadow Parkway and the Randall Road improvements in the upcoming year.”

The Algonquin Community Survey provides resident input that is important in setting spending priorities for the Village’s annual capital and operating budget.  The fiscal year 2020-2021 budget, which is currently being developed, is proposed to feature additional resources allocated to land use, planning/zoning and traffic enforcement.

To view the 2019 Algonquin Community Survey Report, please visit www.algonquin.org/survey.