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City commission hears results of community survey

The city of Madison recently conducted a survey to gather information on how the community is doing and to get feedback on improvements and projects.  

City Administrator Jameson Berreth presented the results of the survey during this week’s city commission meeting.  The survey was available for people to fill out either online or in person at City Hall.  Berreth said the survey was available for a month and the city received 416 responses, with the largest age group of respondents in the 35-to-44 year old age group.  

Berreth said that close to 75-percent of those who responded to the survey said they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the community of Madison and 88-percent said they would recommend it to others.

As far as amenities that respondents would like to see in Madison, Berreth said there were a variety of responses.

Berreth said that they received similar responses to the survey question of what people would like to see improved or refurbished in the city.

Those who responded to the community survey were also asked to rate different aspects of the community.  Berreth said some of the top ranked areas were fire protection, emergency first response, and library services, with some of the top areas of concern being creek maintenance, code enforcement and snow plowing.  He said that the city is doing some work on some of these areas currently.

The survey also included more specific questions regarding the public library and Community Center.  

Berreth said he thought they received a lot of good feedback through the survey and may look at doing more in the future.

A link to Monday’s Madison City Commission meeting where Berreth discussed all of the results of the survey can be found here.


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