Utica asks residents to take master plan survey

By: Kara Szymanski | Shelby-Utica News | Published March 22, 2023


UTICA — The city of Utica is in the process of updating its master plan and would like the public to help shape it.

The city’s master plan provides guidance with regard to land use and development, community facilities, open space and transportation.

The city has created a survey for residents to take that will be used to create the master plan. The survey can be found at surveymonkey.com/r/SFGJVSV. You can go to the link and see all the questions asked without actually taking the survey, too.

The survey might take as few as 15 minutes to complete. There are 32 questions.

Lori Cooke, Utica city clerk, said she is happy that the city does this type of thing to get residents’ input.

“As a Utica resident myself, I appreciate the city seeking input on what we want to see here in the future. The survey gives residents and business owners a great opportunity to anonymously give their honest opinion about many aspects of the city,” she said.

Utica Mayor Gus Calandrino said the survey asks residents for their opinions on everything from the quality of the roads to what types of businesses they’d like to see in Utica.

“The results of this survey will help guide myself and City Council to ensure we’re taking the City in the direction the residents want us to. Whether you’re perfectly happy with the direction of the City or you have ideas about what should be changed, we want your feedback. As your elected officials, we work for you and need your input. The survey only takes about 15 minutes to complete. Please take the survey and let us know what your priorities are for the City of Utica,” he said via email.

For more information, visit the city website at cityofutica.org or call the city at (586) 739-1600.