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Trussville residents pleased with city services, utilities

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — Trussville residents are pleased with city services and Trussville Utilities, according to results from Mayor Gene Melton’s survey he mailed out last month.

Melton said that 8,200 letters were mailed to Trussville residents, and about 8,000 were received. He said the most responses to a letter he had received since becoming mayor in 1996 were 200 to 300. This letter garnered 1,455 total responses.

Of the 1,002 people who responded to the question about thoughts on city services, 929 said it was good, while 73 said it was bad. Of the 1,002 people who responded to the question about service by Trussville Utilities, 951 said it was good, while 51 said it was bad.

Trussville Mayor Gene Melton
file photo by Ron Burkett

Trussville residents were somewhat divided on the survey’s first two questions, about communication and technology. Of the 739 people who responded to the question about the city communicating through U.S. mail or email, 402 said only mail. There were 337 who favored email.

Of the 742 who responded to the question that if the city had a computer app, would residents use it, 422 said they would, while 320 said they wouldn’t.

Of 1,102 responses to the question of a seven-millage property tax increase to fund two new elementary schools, 603 were in favor, while 456 were in opposition to it.

One question asked if residents would renew vehicle tags at Trussville City Hall if allowed to do so. Of 1,048 responses to the question, 985 said they’d favor the renewal process at Trussville City Hall. Just 63 said they would not favor it.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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