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Plainfield Park District Online Survey Results Are In

How do residents feel about dog park permits, term limits and a rec center?

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Last week, resident Rob Ayres launched an online survey mirroring questions that will appear as Plainfield Park District referenda on the March 18 primary ballot.



Ayres, who said he believed it was unnecessary to put the questions on the ballot, closed the survey Monday afternoon after receiving more than 400 responses the three questions.

More than 55 percent of respondents said they are against term limits for park district commissioners. Voters also overwhelmingly said "no" when asked whether Plainfield Park District dog parks should require permits, and were not in favor of having commissioners look into building a community center.

Here are the final results, excluding 38 responses with duplicate IP addresses, Ayres said:

  1. Should the Plainfield Park District issue permits for users of the districts' dog parks? Yes: 17.62 percent No: 82.38 percent 
  2. Would you like the park district commissioners to investigate building a community center? Yes: 39.84 percent No: 60.16 percent
  3. Do you feel that term limits should be placed on the park district commissioners? Yes: 44.72 percent No: 55.28 percent
Related: Term Limits, Dog Park Permits: Plainfield Park Board Takes Questions to the Voters (November 2013)

Here are the advisory questions as they will appear on the March 18 ballot:
  • Should the use of Plainfield Township Park District's dog parks be regulated by permit?
  • Should the Plainfield Township Park District impose term limits on the members of its park board so they may serve no more than two six-year terms?
  • Should the Plainfield Township Park District investigate the purchase or construction of an indoor recreational facility?

Do you think the primary results will replicate the results of the online survey?


Matt March 04, 2014 at 09:52 AM
Over 400? Big deal!! Keep in mind that this all has to translate to people walking in and actually voting.. Just because you have a small uproar "online" I’m sure it will be hard to see it at the booth! Sad but true, unfortunately! Remember only 11-12% at the poll's last election! You want to make a difference get off the computer and organize "REAL" people and protest at the village hall! Let’s see if 100's show up or just 20-30! Throwing around words has become way too easy and doing the real work has fallen by the way side! Remember transparency is only as good as what they want you to see! Believe that! And for the record I’m a realest, I look at things that actually say something! I don’t need everything explained! I do my own work! If you go back and see all the things that have been said and brought up, what’s the REAL out come so far? And before everyone says "well Peck is gone" He is only a small part of it, the rest of the board is still there! No, I’m not saying that people should stop talking about all the problems or issues! Vote and Stand up, not sit behind a keyboard! Yes I do attend meetings and nor am I an expert, and never act or claimed or to be. VOTE PEOPLE!!!
Ericus Alanas March 04, 2014 at 11:37 AM
Permits should be issued, will county dog parks are so much better than plainfield's. I even travel to homer glen to the huge marsh park.
Think About It March 04, 2014 at 12:28 PM
This survey clearly represents the fact that the respondents to the survey do not want the present Park Board making decisions and handling or spending their tax dollars. Yes Matt, we all need to spread the word to everyone we see, meet, call, e-mail and strongly EARGE THEM TO GET TO THE POLES AND VOTE!!!!!
Sunny D March 04, 2014 at 03:10 PM
Plainfield dog parks are to small to bother with permits.
Holly James June 16, 2014 at 04:07 PM
This is a really interesting survey! I have been trying to figure out how to create online surveys. Is there an online survey tool that can help with this process? Holly James | http://www.upsurveys.com/

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