Survey to Help Shape Your Township
A random sampling of registered voters in the Kalamazoo area townships of Comstock, Kalamazoo, Oshtemo and Texas were given an opportunity to grade their township and prioritize services. Survey recipients were asked questions pertaining to services, infrastructure, quality of life and efficiency of local governance. Recipients will also be asked how their tax dollars should be allocated and what areas they would like improved.
Each township will post their survey results on their web sites shortly. Texas Township Superintendent Julie VanderWiere noted that "Surveying residents is the best way to get the pulse of the community's needs".
The four townships are working together with Michigan State University Extension Office and the Lansing based non-profit organization, Cobalt Community Research, to produce, mail and compile the surveys.