The town says its digital community survey yielded about 1,500 responses as of the Aug. 19 deadline for submission.
Community Data Platforms, the company that designed and administered the survey, is compiling the data and preparing a report for the Strategic Planning Board to review at its Oct. 14 meeting, Assistant Town Manager Carolyn Stone said this week.
The nine-member board, chaired by Mayor Danielle Moore, will use the information when developing a new long-term strategic plan for the town. The plan is expected to be submitted to the Town Council for its approval next spring.
The Town sent the survey on July 21 to 8,700 addresses on its email alert list, which includes residents, people who work in the town, visitors to the town and others. The town said it needed at least 400 responses to get a good sampling of the community’s concerns and priorities.
“It’s encouraging to see so many people responding to the survey,” Moore said recently.
The survey sought input about many issues impacting the quality of life in the town, including population growth, transportation, environmental concerns and more. It also asked respondents for demographic information including age, gender, race, education level and marital and employment status.