McKINLEY HEIGHTS -- Residents of this Weathersfield Township neighborhood are satisfied with their community, according to 60 questionnaires recently reviewed by the Trumbull County Planning Commission.
The commission had sent out questionnaires to get community input to help with filling out an application for a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant in July.
The questionnaires from residents are helping the county pinpoint problems that can be addressed with the grant funds, such as doing home fix-ups, razing condemned houses and increasing storm sewer capacity in the area, officials said.
The surveys showed that residents felt that their streets are fair, that traffic and speeding are a concern and that storm drainage and flooding problems exist.
Transportation, public bus service, school bus service and accessibility to services, shopping and recreation are rated as good in the questionnaires.
Housing quality and availability was judged fair.
The fire and police departments got 71 percent or higher marks of approval.
Recreation, on the other hand, was considered poor for lack of parks and green areas.
Residents like the location in which they live: The quiet and the friendly people make the area a good place to call home, the surveys indicated.
In addition to sending out questionnaires, the commission has held two public meetings to get input and plans two more meetings, in March and April.