Time running out for Noblesville residents to weigh in

December 23, 2013
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Noblesville residents who haven’t shared their thoughts about the community have until Dec. 31 to weigh in online.

Results of the Noblesville Citizens Survey—administered by Colorado-based National Research Center Inc.—are used to improve city services, helping to guide budget and policy decisions.

Organizers mailed the anonymous survey this fall to 1,200 randomly selected households in city of about 55,000; the online version is available to residents who did not receive a paper copy.

The questions are intended to explore residents’ opinions on a range of quality-of-life issues, from how safe they feel in their neighborhoods and downtown to how they would rate the community’s arts and culture offerings.

City officials conducted a similar survey in 2010, using the results to set priorities for the growing community.

Mayor John Ditslear highlighted the resulting “community listening” initiative in his State of City speech earlier this year, touting Vision Noblesville’s efforts to address issues like preparing residents for meaningful employment and aligning efforts to help the needy.

In addition to identifying new areas of emphasis, the 2013 survey will serve as a progress report of sorts. Results are expected to be released in late January.

  • Link to Noblesville Survey
    The link to the online survey does not work.
    • Try this one
      http://www.n-r-c.com/survey/noblesville2013.htm (You might have to copy and paste)
    • Does it matter?
      The survey mentioned that was taken in 2010 identified construction of the Midland Trace Trail as the #1 citizen desire- but despite public meetings and talk, no definitive steps have been taken to make it a reality. And the trail has been talked about for over 10 years! So will this survey be any different and actually result in action that we want?

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    2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

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    5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.