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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  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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