Community Surveys Could Help Solve Potential Concerns

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As part of the 2014, 2015 Comprehensive Plan for the City of Wheeling, community organizations are now engaging in a new survey.

Volunteers are busy getting the word out about that survey to help remedy potential concerns that might need addressed in the different neighborhoods throughout Wheeling.

The survey is a result of the comprehensive plan for the city and this is how it works.

Right now volunteers in Warwood are busy making sure they get as many people in that neighborhood to take the survey between now and April 30.

Once they get the results and have a chance to go over them, they hope to make any necessary improvements to help make their community stronger.

Officials say, Warwood jumped on board to be the first neighborhood to take part in the survey, due to the strong sense of community and number of volunteer organizations they have there.

“While a number of neighborhoods already have a lot of activity, Downtown Wheeling, Centre Wheeling, we wanted to focus on some of the more traditional neighborhoods and find ways to empower each of those neighborhoods to take greater control of themselves, to identify their own strengths, weaknesses, what they need, what they want to become and so we formed a neighborhood working group which came up with the survey,” said Chairman of Implementation Committee, Howard Monroe.

The key to this is, the City is not doing it, there is no entity driving the project. The project allows the individual areas to help themselves become stronger.

Officials say they would like to see three or four neighborhoods complete the survey in a years time to work toward making Wheeling the strongest city it can be for residents and businesses alike.

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