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Commission survey deadline extended

Butler County residents who haven’t had a chance to return the Butler County Commission’s survey will now have an extra week to complete it.

The Commission originally wanted the survey back by Dec. 10, but that date has been moved to Dec. 17.

“We got some calls on it, and it didn’t get to some households,” said Commission Chairman Jesse McWilliams (Dist. 2).

The survey was supposed to be delivered to every county resident, but some areas in Beat Five near Fort Deposit are served by an out-of-county post office, and apparently those are the areas that didn’t receive the survey.

“It’s going to be Monday now before we can get this corrected,” McWilliams said. “If we have further problems, we may need to extend it even more. We’re not in a hurry, but we’re just trying to get ideas from the people.”

The survey includes questions about repairing and resurfacing existing rural roadways in the county, renovating and remodeling the Butler County Annex, increasing volunteer fire department funding, increasing funding to provide 24-hour patrol by the sheriff’s deputies, and others.

If you haven’t received a survey, you can call the Commission Office at 382-3612 to get one mailed to you.

“We don’t need names or anything on these returned surveys, just opinions – and hopefully good ones,” McWilliams said. “We’re hunting good, constructive ideas that will make the county better.”

The Butler County Commission will also be holding its regular workshop at 5:30 p.m. next Thursday night.