Dear Editor:

Your opinion matters. Please complete the Mount Carroll Community Center/Pool Survey.

The Mount Carroll City Council would like you to share your thoughts with them regarding the new Community Center to be built with the Davis Trust funds. We have a diverse community and would like to understand your needs as we move to the planning and design phase of this $12-plus million project.

It's easy. Just take a few minutes to fill out the survey that was mailed to you and return it to City Hall.

If you didn't receive one or misplaced your copy, simply go to the City of Mount Carroll website — mtcarrollil.org — and scroll down to "Survey available for Community Center and/or pool available here." Click on the link, print the survey, fill it out and return to City Hall by Dec 31, 2020.

The city mailed out 738 surveys and, so far, only 141 have been returned. Personally, I would like to see at least 200 come back to give the council a reasonable feel for what the community wants.

Please take the time to share your ideas with the city council. Complete and return the survey. Thank you.

Mike Risko

Ward 3 Alderman

Mount Carroll