NEW ULM - The City of New Ulm is sending a survey to 300 randomly selected New Ulm residents to obtain their opinions on the quality of municipal services.
Survey participants were selected from a list only showing street addresses. A random number generator was used to select the participants' addresses. The survey envelope will use a street address without listing the person living at the address because the city does not know to whom the survey is being sent. The city has included the ward number on the surveys (75 surveys from each ward), to help determine if the perception of the quality of municipal services is different by the ward in which the resident lives.
The survey will also included a self-addressed, postage paid envelope to assist the participant in returning the survey.
Recipients of the survey, are asked to take the two to three minutes to fill it out and drop it back into the mail. There was a return rate of over 58 percent in 2011. The city hopes to get a return rate of over 75 percent in 2012.
New Ulm Mayor Robert Beussman thanks all 300 residents in advance for completing and returning the survey. As the city council works through the 2013 budget process, your comments and opinions will help determine future funding priorities for the community.
If your address was selected, you should expect to receive a survey by Sept. 15. The surveys are requested to be returned by Oct. 15. with results presented to the City Council at its Nov. 6 meeting.