Visioning group seeks local input

The cities of Tama and Toledo have both been chosen to participate in this year’s Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program.

Iowa State University is conducting a survey to learn residents’ opinions on how to improve the local landscape through transportation enhancements. The goal of the project is to develop a landscape plan that will graphically illustrate the vision of the community.

Input from residents is an important part of this process and ideas about community design and enhancement are valuable to the Toledo visioning committee.

Survey packets will be mailed to randomly selected residents in both Tama and Toledo in the coming days. If you receive a packet, kindly take a moment to complete the questionnaire and mail it back using the enclosed postage-paid envelope. The questionnaire will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

In addition to the survey, the visioning committees for Tama and Toledo will be meeting regularly to discuss transportation enhancement plans for the area. The committee will also host a design workshop this summer. These meetings are open to all residents.

To learn more about participating in the visioning process, please call Denise Fletcher (Toledo) at 641-891-7426, Matthew Beatty (Tama) at 319-350-4185 or Patty Reisinger, Trees Forever field coordinator, at 319-350-4185.

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Extension Landscape Architecture and Trees Forever.