Findings from the recently completed National Citizen Survey™ (NCS) of Wilsonville were presented to the Wilsonville City Council by Ashley Perez de Tejada, Survey Consultant for the National Research Center (NRC) based in Boulder, Colorado. She reported that the NRC found that of the 127 different standard community measurements included in the survey, 26 of Wilsonville’s ratings exceeded national benchmarks, 96 were similar and only five ratings were lower than other cities in the U.S. which also participate in the survey. The survey also asked community members what they think are the biggest priorities for the City over the next five years which were reported to be: 1. Traffic, roads and transportation (38%); 2. Planning, growth and expansion (24%), and 3. Housing and affordability (18%).
The 2016 survey is the third statistically-valid questionnaire conducted for the community over the past six years, providing the opinions of a representative sample of 536 residents of Wilsonville. The local survey also compares current results with results from over 500 communities across the U.S. as well as to past local surveys completed in 2014 and 2012. The survey is used by City Council and management as an objective means of gathering community member feedback regarding key aspects of quality of life, City governance, City services, civic participation and other special topics. For more information and complete survey results visit www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/CommunitySurvey.
Under new business, the City Council adopted the Wilsonville Information Technology Strategic Plan which aims to create a plan for prioritizing technology investments into the future while providing a framework for Wilsonville to become a leader in efficient and innovative IT service delivery. For more information contact Holly Miller, IT Manager, at 503-570-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City Council continued until the date certain of October 3 an ordinance that amends City Code to clarify and expand control of wireless communications facilities including the siting of small cell/distributed antenna systems to reflect changing technology and new regulations that will soon govern the siting of such facilities.
On the Consent Agenda the Council adopted a resolution that approves the City to extend an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Metro, Washington County and the City of Tualatin for Basalt Creek Concept Planning project that seeks to establish a jurisdictional boundary between Wilsonville and Tualatin.
During work session prior to the meeting, City Council heard reports regarding addressing truck traffic on Wilsonville Road, an update on the Boones Ferry Road to Brown Road Connector Plan, and upcoming changes to City Code to govern siting of new forms of wireless communication facilities.
Community members are able to watch a replay of all or a portion of the City Council meetings on Comcast/Xfinity Ch. 30, Frontier Ch. 32 or on the City’s video-on-demand service at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/WilsonvilleTV.