To review, the Franklin survey on emergency services that residents have until July 30th to fill out has two phases.
The city opted not to use the free service of Survey Monkey.
Meanwhile an Oak Creek survey was e-mailed to us on July 2.
Oak Creek went with Survey Monkey.
From Franklin Mayor Steve Olson’s Facebook Page:
Are tax dollars being used to pay for the development and facilitation of survey?
Yes, the Common Council approved a budget of $42,000 for survey development, design, printing, mailing, return mailing, data collection and analysis, as well as a report on the findings of the survey.
Why not use Survey Monkey or another free on-line survey?
We want to make the survey is accessible to all residents. In addition to providing the online participation opportunity, a paper version is also mailed giving residents a chance to respond in writing and mail their response back. The feedback provided online and via mail is all processed by the vendor.
Using a professional survey consultant helps to ensure the integrity of the survey by controlling access to prevent individuals from responding to the survey more than once. Community Perceptions is a neutral third party that can provide independent analysis of the data.
A rather lengthy explanation that the city simply can’t help itself.
All those in favor of spending more money say aye!