Yukon surveys due this Sunday

Report expected in late November; final town hall to follow

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Adam Brooks and Erica Hollis of Candor PR facilitate a Yukon "Community Conversations" town hall meeting at the Jackie Cooper Gym, 1024 E Main. Yukon city officials will use feedback from the town hall forums and community surveys to determine what capital projects to include on a proposed June 2022 election ballot. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Residents have until this Sunday, Oct. 31 to complete and return the Yukon Community Survey.

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

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

“After we receive the final surveys, we will start compiling the information,” said Jenna Roberson, the City of Yukon public information officer.

This will be based on responses from both printed and online surveys.

“I see us having the survey report together by the end of November,” Roberson added.

The Yukon City Council will consider calling an election proposed for June 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.”

Adam Brooks and Erica Hollis of Candor Public Relations facilitated three town hall meetings in Yukon – Sept. 28 at the Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore; Oct. 9 at the Yukon Community Center; and Oct. 21 at the Jackie Cooper Gym.

“Candor PR will put together a report with the ‘Community Conversations’ findings,” Roberson said. “Once we receive that, we will share it with the public.”

A final Community Conversations’ public forum will be set to review these findings with Yukon residents.

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SURVEY DETAILS

In the Yukon Community 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.

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.

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