Edgerton to Survey Residents in 2020

Kara Banks City News

What do you like best about Edgerton?  What do you think needs to change? 

Now is your opportunity to tell the Mayor and Council Members about your top priorities. The 2020 Citizen Survey will be arriving in mailboxes soon.  Every household in Edgerton will receive a survey. Residents are encouraged to either mail in their surveys or fill it out online.  Only residents of the City of Edgerton are allowed to participate. The City uses the results from the survey to plan for the future and make decisions about important capital projects. 

Edgerton regularly surveys residents to determine needs and set goals. Past surveys were taken in 2013, 2015, and 2018.  The City contracts with ETC Institute, which is based in Olathe.  ETC specializes in surveys for local governmental organizations to gather data from residents to enhance community planning.

In the 2018 survey, residents told the City Council that they wanted to emphasize the visibility of police in neighborhoods.  That information led the City to recently add a community policing officer through a new “power shift” agreement with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputy Brad Johnson’s first day on the job is Monday, December 30.

The City has also used the survey to prioritize capital improvement projects, including a major street reconstruction project that was completed in November, as well as the addition of more sidewalks and trails to increase walkability.

“We really want everyone to take part and have their voices heard,” says Mayor Donald Roberts. “This is a great opportunity for residents to tell us what they want in the future.”