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School System and Improving Streets top issues for Onalaska residents

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 ONALASKA, Wis. (WXOW) - Onalaska citizens feel that maintaining a good school system, the retention and expansion of local employers, and improving and rehabilitating streets are the three most important issues in the next 20-years.  The results are part of the 2014 community survey released by the City of Onalaska Monday.

In April more than 9,000 surveys were mailed to residents in the City of Onalaska.  The community survey allowed citizens an opportunity to voice issues, priorities, and support activities underway. The data generated from the survey will be used as a guide for the 2015 Onalaska Comprehensive Plan update.

Overall the City said the survey results were positive with the City receiving a “good” ranking (with a score of 4 out of 5) for working with and on behalf of the community. Public opinion of City provided services was also positive with Police and Fire services being ranked highest, followed closely by the operation of City water, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer utilities and recreational programs.

“It is always a good thing to get citizen feedback and opinions so that the City can receive fundamental guidance for future planning efforts,” stated Mayor Joe Chilsen.

The full “Onalaska 2014 Community Survey – Report of Results” is available for viewing in the “News and Announcements” section of the City’s website at http://www.cityofonalaska.com.

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