Crothersville residents asked to fill out income survey

CROTHERSVILLE

Crothersville residents receiving a letter in the mail from the town soon should be sure to fill it out and return it.

The income survey will provide information necessary for when the town applies for a Community Development Block Grant through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for eligible wastewater and drinking water projects.

As part of the application, the community must provide current estimates of the incomes of the residents of the service area.

The town is conducting the survey with the assistance of Key Research and Analysis Inc. of New Albany.

When mailings start July 1, the return address will be from the town, and a letter with the town’s letterhead explaining the grant project and specific benefits to the community will be enclosed along with the survey and an envelope to use to mail their completed survey back to Key Research.

The surveys will be mailed to households in a random manner as required. Every household will not receive a survey.

To encourage people to fill out the survey, Trena Carter with Administrative Resources association has shared information to post inside Crothersville Town Hall and also plans to place fliers at the senior citizens center, library, apartment buildings and churches.

“I know you have utility customers who come in (town hall) on a regular basis, so they will be able to see it there,” Carter said. “Just so people know when you get this letter, please respond. It’s not a hoax. It basically asks you for your income within a range, so I just wanted to make sure everyone’s aware.”

The information also will be posted on the town’s Facebook page, and a note will be placed on June utility bills.

Having the income survey done will cost the town $1,035. If the response rate is less than 20%, additional letters will need to be sent, costing $3 apiece.

OCRA’s required number of people included in the survey response is 144. Based on a response rate of 20%, an estimated 345 surveys will be mailed to obtain the required number of completes.

The survey results will be tallied and calculated to determine eligibility.

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If a Crothersville resident receives an income survey in the mail and has questions, he or she may call the town hall at 812-793-2311.

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