Franklin seeks feedback on recreation

From staff reports

Franklin officials are seeking input from city residents to help determine the public’s interest in the city’s many recreational venues as well as prospective ones.

City council approved a comprehensive survey in August to get feedback from the community about the town’s recreational options.

With limited funds to budget for both maintenance and repairs of current facilities, as well as for investment in new recreational opportunities, council wants to hear from residents.

As a result, a short survey has been created to gauge the public’s desires in recreational amenities and other community assets and services.

The survey is available online at the city’s website and will be mailed to residents with the September water bill. Surveys can also be picked up at City Hall.

The survey is for Franklin residents only, and city staff has requested that only one survey be completed per household.

“Recreational assets serve a vital role in quality of life and help build a sense of place,” said Amanda Power, Franklin’s community development director. “So I hope we get a really strong response rate.”

The survey is now open through Oct. 15, and the results will help determine how the city can best allocate financial resources and personnel to meet the needs and desires of the citizens of Franklin, Power said.

Anyone with questions can call City Hall at (814) 437-1922.


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