1,500 households will receive surveys this week.
Hartland Township officials are asking residents to participate in budgeting and long-range strategic planning decisions by completing a 10-minute survey about their satisfaction with government services and priorities for spending.
Fifteen hundred households were randomly selected to receive paper surveys in the mail this week, including a unique code they can use to fill out the survey online. Residents are asked to complete the surveys by December 10, 2012.
Cobalt Community Research, the non-profit organization assisting with the confidential survey, will report the results to the Township in January so they can use the results for planning the 2013-2014 budget.
Questions on the survey will ask residents to rate various services provided by the Township, as well as potential goals such as a road and pathway millage question.
"This survey is an important step in our efforts to be a township of excellence," James Wickman, Hartland Township Manager, said. "We really hope to see widespread citizen participation in the decision making process. By continuing these surveys every couple of years, we will have the valuable feedback necessary to achieve continued service improvements for our residents."