To many residents, the preservation and improving of Cherokee Village is vital. The A Better Cherokee Village (ABCV) continues to work to gather input from residents, those who work in Cherokee Village and business owners in the city. The five member group which was named in August 2009 by Mayor Lloyd Hefley was assembled with a common goal of developing a 20 year vision for the city. Currently, the ABCV is at the planning phase and is gathering vital input from residents. For this reason, the ABCV has a Planning Survey available to those who have an interest in the future of the community in which they live and work.
The survey requests input regarding prioritizing things they find important to the city. The survey is available in both a printed version as well as online at the ABCV Web site. Those interested in completing the survey and having their concerns considered may pick up the printed version at the Cherokee Village City Hall or the Cherokee Village Post Office. Those wishing to take part in the online version of the Planning Survey may do so at www.CherokeeVillage.org by clicking on the Take Survey link displayed on the page.
The survey includes ranking main categories such as activities/public events, businesses, care facilities, city services, medical facilities, recreation and streets in an order of relevance in regard to how important the person taking the survey perceives each respective title on a scale of 1-7. Those who fill out the survey are then asked to check subcategories under each main category regarding either the item needs to be added or needs improvement.
The group is working hard to determine the needs based on the people who live and work in Cherokee Village so it is important that these be completed for the ABCV to get an accurate representation of the needs and wants of the city. A spokesperson for the committee said he appreciates each person's input in completing these surveys.