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Kronenwetter uses online survey to gauge community values


VILLAGE OF KRONENWETTER (WAOW)--Village leaders are developing an economic plan and they want residents to help them strategize. To gather opinions, the Village of Kronenwetter developed an online survey.

"We realize there are a lot of people out there that are too busy to volunteer their time, attend meetings. The survey is a good five, 10 minute way people can have the opportunity to get their voice heard," said Randy Fifrick, Community Development/Zoning Administrator for the Village.

Village leaders say they want input to help spend a $25,000 dollar grant awarded to Kronenwetter by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. Like many other municipalities, the economy hit Kronenwetter hard, but Fifrick said there are opportunities to be had.

"We're hoping we can find some businesses that will fill in and help us create some of that tax revenue that were looking for," he said.

Residents who spoke with Newsline 9 said they think an online survey is convenient. Michael Perkins and his family were drawn to Kronenwetter because of its neighborhoods. "When we moved here we had young kids.. and we like that there are other families with small children."

Fifrich said the goal is to find what Kronenwetter can offer that sets it apart from neighboring communities. "We're trying to find where our niche is in the market. Rib mountain's got great retail, Wausau's got a really beautiful downtown. We want to know what businesses are attracted to Kronenwetter."

He said he plans to complete the survey before the July fifth deadline. If you can't get to a computer, you can also fill out a paper copy at the Village's municipal building.

If you reside in Kronenwetter, you can fill out the survey by clicking here.


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