Rock Island community survey deadline extended


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Posted Online: Sept. 05, 2013, 12:25 pm
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island


The City is seeking citizen input in its comprehensive planning process. Rock Island residents have until September 30 to complete an online community survey to provide input on city services and infrastructure, quality of life, housing, and community and economic development. The survey is available in English and Spanish on the City's website at www.rigov.org. Hard copies may be picked up and completed at City Hall or any of the three Rock Island Public Library branches.

Help Rock Island shape its future

The City of Rock Island is hosting two community vision workshops to provide residents an opportunity to express their ideas on how the community should grow over the next 20 years and what issues need to be addressed in the City's comprehensive plan.

• Monday, September 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center located at 630 9th Street. Spanish, French, Swahili, Karen, and Burmese interpreters will be available.

• Tuesday, September 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Farrell Hall at St. Pius Catholic Church located at the northeast corner of 24th Street and 31st Avenue.

The City encourages residents to attend one of these fun, interactive sessions. For more information visit the City's website at www.rigov.org.



















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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