Spare 5 minutes to shape Yukon’s future

Deadline Oct. 31st to finish, return community survey

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By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Residents were reminded this week to complete their Yukon Community Survey by an Oct. 31st deadline.

Yukon city officials are seeking input from residents on Yukon’s current and future needs through the two-page survey.

Yukon residents are asked to fill out and return the survey or take it online at yukonsurvey.com

Surveys should be completed and returned by the end of October.

The Yukon City Council will consider calling a bond issue or sales tax election in 2022 to fund proposed capital improvement projects.

City leaders will use data collected from the Yukon Community Survey and input during town hall meetings to determine what potential items to include on a ballot.

The Yukon City Council and city staff have asked citizens to spare five minutes to “help us shape the future of Yukon.”

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TIME TO RATE …

In the survey, respondents are asked to rate (on a scale of 1 to 5) the need for these possible future projects:

  • Multi-generational and multi-use parks/facilities,
  • New community center,
  • New fire station on southwest side of Yukon,
  • New public library,
  • Resurfacing major city streets,
  • Water and sewer infrastructure,
  • New city hall with all city services in one location,
  • Public art, and
  • Veterans’ museum.

Yukon residents also are asked to rate their satisfaction with:

  • The condition of major city streets, neighborhood streets and sidewalks;
  • The quality of police, fire and EMS protection; sanitation, water, parks, recreation, and library services; city events and city facilities; and
  • Effectiveness of the City of Yukon’s communication with the public.

The survey asks citizens to rate the “overall importance” of a long list of projects – from an amphitheater and athletic fields to a dog park and outdoor aquatic center – to any future development of city-owned property at Frisco Road and Highway 66.

In the survey, Yukon residents are asked what their preferred potential funding source is for proposed future capital projects – sales tax increase, property tax increase or other.

FIND THE SURVEY

Paper copies of the 2021 Yukon Community Survey have been included in Yukon residents’ utility bills.

The survey also may be accessed through the City of Yukon’s website, www.yukonok.gov.

The survey may be printed out and mailed to: City of Yukon Survey, P.O. Box 850500, Yukon, OK 73085.

It may be returned in person to: Mabel C. Fry Public Library, 1200 Lakeshore; Jackie Cooper Gym, 1024 E Main; Yukon City Hall, 500 W Main; and Yukon Community Center, 2200 S Holly.

Or it may be scanned and emailed to survey@yukonok.gov