Dryden residents have had their voice heard.
The City of Dryden has released their results from their 2018 Budget Survey. The results show that a majority of Dryden residents would support a tax increase, if the funds would head towards infrastructure. The survey had 248 responses, 213 online and 35 on paper.
One of the questions on the survey, “Knowing that any tax increase would go towards infrastructure, what increase would you support?” had 38 per cent of respondents, the majority, supporting a 1.5 per cent increase. Other potential answers on the survey included: a 0 per cent increase, 0.5, 1, 2, 2.5 and 3 per cent increases.
Responses showed that 68 per cent of respondents marked roads as their number one infrastructure priority. Other options included: water systems, recreation, buildings and sidewalks.
Over 41 per cent of respondents noted that they would like the City of Dryden to communicate through local media, as opposed to open houses or public polls.
Dryden is also conducting a survey about deer population as well.
For more information:
Dryden Deer Survey 2017
Costing process continuing, CAO