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September 11th, 2014

Village getting ready to survey residents on needs

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  Whether it’s a senior center, dog park or theater that they’re itching for, residents will have a chance this fall to tell the Village exactly what they think Key Biscayne is lacking.
On Tuesday, August 26, the Council authorized Village Manager John Gilbert to issue a Request for Proposals for a Village-wide Needs Assessment Survey.
Gilbert said he hoped to publish the RFP September 2 and receive bids by October 14, allowing the Village to move forward with surveys in the fall when the majority of residents are in town. Surveys will be conducted by phone.
“This will go out as quickly as possible,” he said, on the 26th, thanking Council members for weighing in on a draft of the RFP with their suggestions.
The survey will provide a comprehensive look at which projects residents would like to see.
A memo from the Village details what it is seeking in the “public opinion and needs assessment survey,” stating it is being conducted “in an effort to closely align the Village’s limited resources with the needs and desires of our residents.”
The survey, which will be critical in Village strategic planning processes, must seek input from at least 500 residents to provide statistically-valid information on needs and expectations.
It will be designed based on previous surveys done in 2002 and 2006, topics provided by Village officials, meetings with Council members and staff, and resident focus groups aimed at identifying core issues. Once the work is done and the data is analyzed, the consultant will be expected to give the Council both a written and verbal report.

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