Residents weigh in on their future priorities for the Village of Stillwater

Stillwater’s Comprehensive Planning Committee is in the process of reviewing the results of an online survey that had been ongoing on this website since May as it looks to residents to help shape the future of the village.

Survey-takers were asked to rate eight potential priority items being considered by the committee on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being what they believed was of “highest priority” and 1 being of “lowest priority.” The results will be used by committee members as they work on issues and advocate for possible grant monies to finance new initiatives.

“We want to thank everyone who took the time to take our survey,” said Village Trustee and committee Chair Judy Wood-Shaw. “Your input is important in guiding us in our future decision making.”

Highest Priority

Of highest priority to survey-takers was:

  • Investigating the possibility of adding a natural gas line (NYSEG would have to conduct a demographic) at a rating average of 4.25 (out of 5)
  • Paving Route 4 at a rating average of 4.03
  • Creating more combined services between the Village and Town at a rating average of 3.83
  • Encouraging and promoting business at a rating average of 3.7

Lowest Priority

Of lowest priority to survey-taker was:

  • Leaving the things the way they are at a rating of 2.53
  • Creating a recreational area on the Hudson River for picnicking including a boat launch at a rating average of 2.54
  • Constructing a Village and Town complex into one entity including a new community center at a rating average of 2.80
  • Combining the Village and Town into one governing entity at a rating average of 3.20

Residents with questions about the survey are asked to contact one of the Stillwater Comprehensive Planning Committee members who are Judy Wood-Shaw, Ellen Vomacka, Tim Campbell, Joe White, Wayne Simmons and Rick Nelson.