Fairway surveys residents to give priority to visioning topics

Continuing to rent office space for city hall or re-locating is one of the topics on the Fairway eight-question survey.

Fairway’s ongoing visioning process has moved to the next stage with a survey that Fairway residents can take online to help set priorities for issues on which the city should focus its attention.

The visioning exercise kicked off in late May with an open meeting at city hall to talk about several recurring issues, such as where to place city hall and what to do about the city’s public works facility. The more than 20 residents who attended the session also added items to the list, with a number of people speaking to parks and pool plans.

Now, the city has categorized all of those topics and, in some cases, laid out options that might be explored, in a survey. The survey asks, for example, if the city should continue to lease its city hall space in the office park on Shawnee Mission Parkway or build a new city hall in a different location. It puts out five re-location options that were suggested at the visioning meeting.

On other issues, such as storm water, swimming pool rebuild or public works buildings, the survey only asks residents to rank the importance of tackling the project. Room for comments is provided on other issues raised at the meeting, such as transit or bringing Google Fiber to the city.

Summaries of the visioning meeting can be found here. ¬†Fairway residents on the city’s e-mail list have been sent the survey. Fairway residents who did not receive it can contact city hall to participate or click here.