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updated: 8/14/2012 5:16 PM

Arlington Heights wants resident input on capital improvements

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Arlington Heights is looking for residents' input through an online survey about what future construction projects they would like to see as part of the village's five-year capital improvement program.

The survey is available on the village's website through Friday, Aug. 17, after which point village staff will evaluate the submitted ideas, officials said.

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Proposals from residents, staff and trustees will be reviewed as part of the annual capital improvement project discussion before the village board in October, said Village Manager Bill Dixon.

The village is looking for ideas relating to the installation, maintenance and improvement of infrastructure such as the streets, stormwater facilities, sanitary sewer, water mains, sidewalks, traffic signals, street lighting and village buildings, according to the website.

The capital improvement program does not include ongoing maintenance projects such as pothole repair, tree trimming and snow plowing.

The survey asks residents to enter their name and address as well as location and description of the improvements they are suggesting. Residents also are asked who will benefit from the project and how they believe the project should be funded.

Dixon said the number of responses from the public varies from year to year, but the board considers each proposal submitted.

"It's another set of eyes and ears," Dixon said. "There are people who are living in town and they have opinions too. That's why the village exists, to try to serve those needs."

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