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Telephone survey will rate Vail services, priorities

Daily Staff Writer

VAIL – The town of Vail is conducting a telephone survey to determine what residents think of municipal services and to identify community priorities.For the next two weeks, surveyors will be calling Vail households between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. The poll is being conducted by RRC Associates, an independent research firm, and will take about 15 minutes to complete. In order to get a statistically valid survey, 300 full-time residents and 100 part-time residents will be telephoned at random and asked to participate. Those who receive calls will be told of the town’s involvement in the project as well as the confidentiality of individual responses.Arrangements also will be made to reschedule calls if the first contact is inconvenient. The town conducts surveys every other year. The last poll took place in 2003.Respondents this year will be asked about public safety, snow removal, transit, parking and library operations, plus a new category of questions on recreation programs and facilities. The survey will also measure how well informed residents are about development of a new conference center, plus an evaluation of the town’s efforts in Vail’s various redevelopment projects. Residents will also be asked to identify and prioritize issues important to the future of Vail.Business owners, managers, and others with an interest may send mail-in forms that are available at the front desks of the Vail Library and Vail Municipal Building from Saturday to April 8.The 2005 survey results will be presented to the Vail Town Council in June. The results will also be posted on the town’s Web site at For more information, contact Suzanne Silverthorn, 479-2115.Vail, Colorado

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