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Brian DeMarco inside Area West of Rocky Ridge December 28, 2019, 1:41 PM

Part of the planning process for the new pizitz school should have included sidewalks in the plan. This is not an issue that should be left to residents to include on a forum. A simple study of the current amount of students walking from the current school should be enough to let the developers and planners know that the same amount will be walking to the surrounding neighborhoods. There is no safe way to cross columbiana since the tunnel was closed. There will be kids walking to their homes or to their parents cars who do not want to get in to the school traffic. This should be a priority before any other sidewalks are built.

Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge December 28, 2019, 12:53 PM

I do hope the city can come up with the money to put sidewalks up and down Columbiana Rd. The middle school could be considered the prime demographic that would use the sidewalks to get to and from school. The number of neighborhoods and apartments in close proximity will also be more likely to have students using the sidewalks. Putting sidewalks down Massey Rd without having a connecting sidewalk makes no sense. If putting sidewalks down Massey Rd was to keep student walkers safe, those students likely to use that sidewalk have been moved to other schools. Central has closed and Pizitz is moving. Now the need is focused in a different direction towards Columbiana Rd.

Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge December 20, 2019, 3:20 PM

My greatest concern: Please, please put in a traffic light /pedestrian signaled crosswalk at the light near Vestavia Hills City Hall/ Red Lobster to Vapors/Chipotle. The bus stops on Hwy 31 require crossing this busy road. I can't figure out when to safely walk across the street with cars turning and not looking for pedestrians. (I'm 72) I also have had to cross to get home from the bus stop at the Neighborhood Walmart (near former Central School). This location (or the light at Vestridge Drive) needs a pedestrian/traffic light, too. The planned pedestrian bridge near Wald Park does not replace this need. Thank you.

Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge December 20, 2019, 2:42 PM

In what area of Vestavia Hills do you reside?
East (zoned for VH Elementary East)


Is your address a home or business?
Home


How many members are in your household?
1-2


Please rate the following on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Dissatisfied and 5=Very Satisfied:



Please prioritize the following list of City services to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Quality of public safety services, Maintenance of City streets & facilities, Flow of traffic/congestion management, Communications with the public, Enforcement of City codes & ordinances, Quality of City parks & recreation programs/facilities, City stormwater runoff/management plan, Quality of public library facilities/services, Quality of customer service from City employees


Please prioritize the following list of Parks & Recreation services to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Number of walking/biking trails


Please rate the following Parks & Recreation services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



Please prioritize the following list of capital improvements to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Traffic signal replacement/upgrade, Sidewalk extensions, Traffic calming, Street reconstruction


Do you feel that information regarding happenings in the City, i.e. events, meetings, road closings, etc., is adequately available and communicated in a timely fashion?
Yes


Which of the Infrastructure & Community Spaces projects is most important to you?
Sidewalks


Please rank the following programs/services you have utilized at the Library in the Forest on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



If you have interacted with Police Department personnel (officers, investigators, etc.), please rate the following Police Department services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



Please rate the importance of leaf vacuum services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Unimportant and 5=Very Important. (Note: Current estimates indicate an annual cost of approximately $900,000 for city-wide service.)



Please rate the following sanitation services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



What days of the week is garbage picked up at your address?
Monday / Thursday


How many garbage carts do you have at your address?
1


How often do you typically place your garbage cart (not recycling) at curbside for pick-up?
Once per week


Would you be willing to reduce the frequency of household garbage collection to once per week* if the resources saved could be redirected to other City operations? (*Additional garbage carts are available at no charge and are delivered to your address upon request.)
Yes


How many garbage carts do you typically place on curbside on pick up days?
1


How many recycling carts do you have at this address?
1


How often do you use curbside recycling?
Once per week


What would you estimate is the percentage of your recycling that is contaminated when placed in the recycling cart(s)?
50-60%


Are you aware that additional garbage and recycling carts are available at no charge?
Yes


Please rate the importance of a City-wide recycling program on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Unimportant and 5=Very Important:



If recycling services were no longer provided by the City, would you be willing to pay for recycling service at your home or business?
Yes


Would you be willing to utilize a recycling delivery drop off points in lieu of household pickup?
Yes


Other ideas to make the current City-wide recycling program more effective and/or efficient:
Recycling drop off points have worked well in other areas especially if located near grocery stores. There can even be bins specifically for different colored glass bottles, newspaper, different plastics, ect.

Name not shown inside Cahaba Heights December 20, 2019, 2:07 PM

In what area of Vestavia Hills do you reside?
Cahaba Heights (zoned for VH Elementary Cahaba Heights)


Is your address a home or business?
Home


How many members are in your household?
3-4


Please rate the following on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Dissatisfied and 5=Very Satisfied:



Please prioritize the following list of City services to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Quality of City parks & recreation programs/facilities, Maintenance of City streets & facilities, Quality of public library facilities/services, Flow of traffic/congestion management, Communications with the public, Quality of public safety services


Please prioritize the following list of Parks & Recreation services to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Swimming pool, Number of City parks, Number of walking/biking trails, Maintenance of City parks, Outdoor athletic fields


Please rate the following Parks & Recreation services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



Please prioritize the following list of capital improvements to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Parks, Greenways, Sidewalk extensions


Do you feel that information regarding happenings in the City, i.e. events, meetings, road closings, etc., is adequately available and communicated in a timely fashion?
Yes


Which of the Infrastructure & Community Spaces projects is most important to you?
Cahaba Heights Park


Please rank the following programs/services you have utilized at the Library in the Forest on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



If you have interacted with Police Department personnel (officers, investigators, etc.), please rate the following Police Department services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



Please rate the importance of leaf vacuum services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Unimportant and 5=Very Important. (Note: Current estimates indicate an annual cost of approximately $900,000 for city-wide service.)



Please rate the following sanitation services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



What days of the week is garbage picked up at your address?
Monday / Thursday


How many garbage carts do you have at your address?
1


How often do you typically place your garbage cart (not recycling) at curbside for pick-up?
Twice per week


Would you be willing to reduce the frequency of household garbage collection to once per week* if the resources saved could be redirected to other City operations? (*Additional garbage carts are available at no charge and are delivered to your address upon request.)
No


How many garbage carts do you typically place on curbside on pick up days?
1


How many recycling carts do you have at this address?
1


How often do you use curbside recycling?
Once per week


What would you estimate is the percentage of your recycling that is contaminated when placed in the recycling cart(s)?
Less than 10%


Are you aware that additional garbage and recycling carts are available at no charge?
Yes


Please rate the importance of a City-wide recycling program on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Unimportant and 5=Very Important:



If recycling services were no longer provided by the City, would you be willing to pay for recycling service at your home or business?
No


Would you be willing to utilize a recycling delivery drop off points in lieu of household pickup?
No

Bryan Freud inside Area East of Rocky Ridge/Altadena Area December 20, 2019, 9:19 AM

In what area of Vestavia Hills do you reside?
Dolly Ridge/Rocky Ridge (zoned for VH Elementary Dolly Ridge)


Is your address a home or business?
Home


How many members are in your household?
3-4


Please rate the following on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Dissatisfied and 5=Very Satisfied:



Please rate the following Parks & Recreation services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



Do you feel that information regarding happenings in the City, i.e. events, meetings, road closings, etc., is adequately available and communicated in a timely fashion?
Yes


Which of the Infrastructure & Community Spaces projects is most important to you?
Sidewalks


Please rank the following programs/services you have utilized at the Library in the Forest on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



If you have interacted with Police Department personnel (officers, investigators, etc.), please rate the following Police Department services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



Please rate the importance of leaf vacuum services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Unimportant and 5=Very Important. (Note: Current estimates indicate an annual cost of approximately $900,000 for city-wide service.)



Please rate the following sanitation services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



What days of the week is garbage picked up at your address?
Monday / Thursday


How many garbage carts do you have at your address?
1


How often do you typically place your garbage cart (not recycling) at curbside for pick-up?
Twice per week


Would you be willing to reduce the frequency of household garbage collection to once per week* if the resources saved could be redirected to other City operations? (*Additional garbage carts are available at no charge and are delivered to your address upon request.)
Yes


How many garbage carts do you typically place on curbside on pick up days?
1


How many recycling carts do you have at this address?
1


How often do you use curbside recycling?
Once per week


What would you estimate is the percentage of your recycling that is contaminated when placed in the recycling cart(s)?
Less than 10%


Are you aware that additional garbage and recycling carts are available at no charge?
Yes


Please rate the importance of a City-wide recycling program on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Unimportant and 5=Very Important:



If recycling services were no longer provided by the City, would you be willing to pay for recycling service at your home or business?
No


Would you be willing to utilize a recycling delivery drop off points in lieu of household pickup?
No

Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge December 19, 2019, 4:22 PM

In what area of Vestavia Hills do you reside?
West (zoned for VH Elementary West)


Is your address a home or business?
Home


How many members are in your household?
1-2


Please rate the following on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Dissatisfied and 5=Very Satisfied:



Please prioritize the following list of City services to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Communications with the public, Quality of City parks & recreation programs/facilities, Quality of public library facilities/services, Maintenance of City streets & facilities, City stormwater runoff/management plan, Quality of public safety services


Please prioritize the following list of Parks & Recreation services to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Community recreational facilities, Number of walking/biking trails, Swimming pool


Please rate the following Parks & Recreation services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



Please prioritize the following list of capital improvements to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Greenways, Sidewalk extensions, Stormwater system improvements, Parks


Which of the Infrastructure & Community Spaces projects is most important to you?
Wald Park


What programs/services do you feel the Library in the Forest should offer to better serve the community?
Drive thru book return option. Right now you have to park and get out and walk to the building to deposit books.


Please rank the following programs/services you have utilized at the Library in the Forest on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



If you have interacted with Police Department personnel (officers, investigators, etc.), please rate the following Police Department services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



Please rate the importance of leaf vacuum services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Unimportant and 5=Very Important. (Note: Current estimates indicate an annual cost of approximately $900,000 for city-wide service.)



Please rate the following sanitation services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



What days of the week is garbage picked up at your address?
Tuesday / Friday


How many garbage carts do you have at your address?
1


How often do you typically place your garbage cart (not recycling) at curbside for pick-up?
Once per week


Would you be willing to reduce the frequency of household garbage collection to once per week* if the resources saved could be redirected to other City operations? (*Additional garbage carts are available at no charge and are delivered to your address upon request.)
Yes


How many garbage carts do you typically place on curbside on pick up days?
1


How many recycling carts do you have at this address?
1


How often do you use curbside recycling?
Once per week


What would you estimate is the percentage of your recycling that is contaminated when placed in the recycling cart(s)?
10-20%


Are you aware that additional garbage and recycling carts are available at no charge?
No


Please rate the importance of a City-wide recycling program on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Unimportant and 5=Very Important:



If recycling services were no longer provided by the City, would you be willing to pay for recycling service at your home or business?
No


Would you be willing to utilize a recycling delivery drop off points in lieu of household pickup?
Yes


Other ideas to make the current City-wide recycling program more effective and/or efficient:
We use to have 1-7 plastic recycling. Now with just 1 and 2 it is less motivating to recycle.

Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge December 18, 2019, 7:36 PM

In what area of Vestavia Hills do you reside?
East (zoned for VH Elementary East)


Is your address a home or business?
Home


How many members are in your household?
7+


Please rate the following on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Dissatisfied and 5=Very Satisfied:



Please prioritize the following list of City services to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Quality of City parks & recreation programs/facilities, Maintenance of City streets & facilities, Communications with the public, Enforcement of City codes & ordinances, City stormwater runoff/management plan, Quality of public safety services, Flow of traffic/congestion management, Quality of public library facilities/services, Quality of customer service from City employees


Please prioritize the following list of Parks & Recreation services to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Swimming pool, Number of walking/biking trails, Community recreational facilities, Adult recreational programs, Maintenance of City parks, Ease of program registration, Number of City parks, Fees for recreational programs, Adult athletic programs, Outdoor athletic fields, Fees for athletic programs, Youth athletic programs


Please rate the following Parks & Recreation services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



Please prioritize the following list of capital improvements to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Parks, Sidewalk extensions, Greenways, Stormwater system improvements, Street reconstruction, Traffic signal replacement/upgrade, Traffic calming


Do you feel that information regarding happenings in the City, i.e. events, meetings, road closings, etc., is adequately available and communicated in a timely fashion?
Yes


Which of the Infrastructure & Community Spaces projects is most important to you?
Wald Park


What programs/services do you feel the Library in the Forest should offer to better serve the community?
More programs for kids and seniors


Please rank the following programs/services you have utilized at the Library in the Forest on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



If you have interacted with Police Department personnel (officers, investigators, etc.), please rate the following Police Department services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



Please rate the importance of leaf vacuum services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Unimportant and 5=Very Important. (Note: Current estimates indicate an annual cost of approximately $900,000 for city-wide service.)



Please rate the following sanitation services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



What days of the week is garbage picked up at your address?
Monday / Thursday


How many garbage carts do you have at your address?
1


How often do you typically place your garbage cart (not recycling) at curbside for pick-up?
Once per week


Would you be willing to reduce the frequency of household garbage collection to once per week* if the resources saved could be redirected to other City operations? (*Additional garbage carts are available at no charge and are delivered to your address upon request.)
No


How many garbage carts do you typically place on curbside on pick up days?
1


How many recycling carts do you have at this address?
1


How often do you use curbside recycling?
Never


Are you aware that additional garbage and recycling carts are available at no charge?
Yes


Please rate the importance of a City-wide recycling program on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Unimportant and 5=Very Important:



If recycling services were no longer provided by the City, would you be willing to pay for recycling service at your home or business?
No


Would you be willing to utilize a recycling delivery drop off points in lieu of household pickup?
Yes

Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge December 18, 2019, 4:36 PM

In what area of Vestavia Hills do you reside?
West (zoned for VH Elementary West)


Is your address a home or business?
Home


How many members are in your household?
3-4


Please rate the following on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Dissatisfied and 5=Very Satisfied:



Please prioritize the following list of City services to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Quality of City parks & recreation programs/facilities, Maintenance of City streets & facilities, City stormwater runoff/management plan, Quality of public safety services, Enforcement of City codes & ordinances, Flow of traffic/congestion management, Quality of customer service from City employees, Communications with the public, Quality of public library facilities/services


Please prioritize the following list of Parks & Recreation services to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Community recreational facilities, Swimming pool, Maintenance of City parks, Outdoor athletic fields, Youth athletic programs, Fees for recreational programs, Fees for athletic programs, Number of walking/biking trails, Adult athletic programs, Number of City parks, Adult recreational programs, Ease of program registration


Please rate the following Parks & Recreation services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



Please prioritize the following list of capital improvements to indicate the order in which emphasis should be placed by City leaders/staff in 2020:
Street reconstruction, Parks, Traffic calming, Stormwater system improvements, Sidewalk extensions, Greenways, Traffic signal replacement/upgrade


Do you feel that information regarding happenings in the City, i.e. events, meetings, road closings, etc., is adequately available and communicated in a timely fashion?
Yes


Which of the Infrastructure & Community Spaces projects is most important to you?
Community Building


Please rank the following programs/services you have utilized at the Library in the Forest on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



If you have interacted with Police Department personnel (officers, investigators, etc.), please rate the following Police Department services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



Please rate the importance of leaf vacuum services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Unimportant and 5=Very Important. (Note: Current estimates indicate an annual cost of approximately $900,000 for city-wide service.)



Please rate the following sanitation services on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Poor and 5=Excellent:



What days of the week is garbage picked up at your address?
Tuesday / Friday


How many garbage carts do you have at your address?
1


How often do you typically place your garbage cart (not recycling) at curbside for pick-up?
Once per week


Would you be willing to reduce the frequency of household garbage collection to once per week* if the resources saved could be redirected to other City operations? (*Additional garbage carts are available at no charge and are delivered to your address upon request.)
Yes


How many garbage carts do you typically place on curbside on pick up days?
1


How many recycling carts do you have at this address?
1


How often do you use curbside recycling?
Once per month


What would you estimate is the percentage of your recycling that is contaminated when placed in the recycling cart(s)?
30-40%


Are you aware that additional garbage and recycling carts are available at no charge?
Yes


Please rate the importance of a City-wide recycling program on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1=Very Unimportant and 5=Very Important:



If recycling services were no longer provided by the City, would you be willing to pay for recycling service at your home or business?
No


Would you be willing to utilize a recycling delivery drop off points in lieu of household pickup?
No

Name not shown inside Cahaba Heights December 18, 2019, 1:57 PM

Neighbors told us that contractors working in the area said that Cahaba Heights Road from Blue Lake to Crosshaven was to be widened and the wooded lots around Cahaba Drive and North Cahaba Drive were going to be developed for homes...any truth to that?