Rock County Board of Supervisors requests residents fill out improvement survey

Rock County residents who want to see things improve or stay the same have the chance to share their opinions through a survey.
Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 6:00 PM CDT
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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - Rock County residents who want to see things improve or stay the same have the chance to share their opinions through a survey.

The Rock County Board of Supervisors is hoping community members fill out an online feedback survey, something the board has never done to this scale.

The survey consists of 21 questions and can be found here. One question asks tax payers to rank the top three challenges they face and would like the board to prioritize. Before the board sets their five-year strategic plan and annual budget, they want to hear feedback from residents.

“You need to take a pause and assess where you’re at, what you’ve done and where you want to go. It’s something we need to do,” Rock County administrator assistant Randy Terronez said. “Unless we have a plan that identifies and prioritizes a set of goals and objectives we tend to go from crisis to crisis or opportunity to opportunity.”

Terronez said the county’s services range from jail, court, substance abuse, housing and broadband. People can express if they think these services need improvements in the survey.

Ashley Robinson has lived in Rock County for 15 years. She loves taking her family to public parks and to events like Jolly Jingle and Music at the Mav.

“We find Rock County to be very family friendly,” Robinson said. “There are just a lot of nice things to do. A lot of opportunities to get together with your neighbors and friends for free.”

Robinson’s one complaint is that the public pool is too small.

“At Rockport it’s just too overcrowded there and there’s not a zero depth for little ones,” she said.

“The county board will have a good understanding of some of the challenges that the community as a whole, focus groups and stakeholders are looking at and how we can address them,” Terronez said.

The survey must be completed by August 21.

The board will use recommendations from the survey to create the 2023 budget and write a five year strategic plan set to start in January.

The county partnered with Baker Tilly to facilitate the survey. The advisory firm will provide a neutral analysis that consolidates the feedback and prioritizes the common themes.

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