First things First!

Fiscal Responsibility is always at the top of the Village of Lyndon's list. Your answers should reflect your personal opinions, wants and needs - instead of whether or not you think it is achievable. This survey will take you approximately 10-20 minutes.

Tell us about yourself
Do you live in Lyndon?No, but I have roots in Lyndon (grew up here, have family here, etc.)
Your age bracket?65 and older
What is your gender?Female
Current Employment / School StatusRetired
What is the highest level of schooling that you have completed?Doctorate or Professional Degree
Lyndon Business Owner
Appearance
How do you think the Village of Lyndon appears to outsiders of the community?
Very PoorPoorAverageGoodExcellent
Most Attractive
What are the MOST attractive characteristics about Lyndon? (Select all that apply)
  • Rock River Town
  • Bedroom Community
  • Property Values
Least Attractive
What are the LEAST attractive characteristics about Lyndon? (Select all that apply)
  • Vacant/Neglected Buildings/Curb Appeal
  • Quality of Life/Appeal to Outsiders
  • Community Spirit
  • Lack of Small Business/Goods/Services
  • Youth Opportunities (things to do)
  • Lack of Housing
  • Drugs
  • Other (tell us)
(Other) What are the LEAST attractive characteristics about Lyndon?Shabby looking business area
Lyndon over the years
In your view, how has Lyndon changed over the past 5 years?Improved
Public Services
For each of the services below, please indicate whether you think the level of service is appropriate, should be increased, or should be decreased.
NO OPINIONDECREASEINCREASEAPPROPRIATE
Road Maintenance
Snow Plowing
Water Service
Upkeep of Village-owned Properties
Garbage/Recycling Pickup
Police Protection
Fire Protection
Building code enforcement
Ordinance code enforcement
Animal Control
Internet connectivity
Cell service
Street Lights
Public transportation
Online Bill Pay
Village Hall (Mayor)
Village Hall (Board of Trustees)
Village Employees
Ordinances
Blight in the village (buildings appearing unsafe, neglected properties, or a threat to neighborhood property values) should be addressed through existing ordinances and village policies.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Ordinances
Ordinances should be enforced with little to no exceptions.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Backyard Chickens
The Lyndon Bridge
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The Lyndon Bridge is an asset/benefit to the Village of Lyndon.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
The Village should allocate more resources to repairing and maintaining the Lyndon Bridge.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
The Village should allocate more resources for beautifying the Lyndon Bridge Park area for residents and visitors. (eg. landscaping)
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Richmond Park
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Richmond Park is an asset/benefit to the Village of Lyndon.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
The Village should allocate more resources to maintaining Richmond Park and it's recreational equipment.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
The Village should allocate more resources to beautifying Richmond Park. (eg. landscaping, signage, monument, painting, etc.)
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Would you like to see a raised Pavilion at Richmond Park to be used for Lyndon events in the future?Yes
Lyndon Veterans Memorial
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The Lyndon Veterans Memorial Park is an asset/benefit to the Village of Lyndon.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
The Village should allocate more resources to maintaining Lyndon Veterans Memorial itself.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
The Village should allocate more resources to maintaining Lyndon Veterans Memorial Park grounds (eg. landscaping)
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Lyndon Township
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The Lyndon Township building is an asset/benefit to the community of Lyndon.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Lyndon Fields (Prophetstown Park District)
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The Lyndon Fields baseball diamonds (Prophetstown Park District) is an asset/benefit to the community of Lyndon and surrounding areas.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
More About You
Please rank the following topics by importance to you.
Not at All ImportantNot Too ImportantSomewhat ImportantImportantExtremely Important
Fiscal Management
Education
Natural Resources
Transportation
Economic Development
Recreation
Historic Preservation
Arts and Culture
Available Housing / Rentals
Community Volunteering
Social Events
Religion
Quality of Life
Please select the strategies that would most improve quality of life in Lyndon over the next 5-10 years. (Select all that apply)
  • Attract Small Businesses (through infrastructure improvements)
  • Village Beautification (flower pots / historic signage / sidewalk improvements, etc.)
  • Enforcement of Ordinance Violations
  • Improve Water Utilities
Future Development
What future developments would you like to see happen in the Village of Lyndon? (Select all that apply)
  • Splash Park
  • Dog Park
  • Boat Launch (small craft/canoe/kayak, floating)
  • Raised Pavilion (used for Lyndon Events)
  • Disc Golf
  • Tennis Court/Pickle Ball/Basketball Court Improvements
  • More Lyndon Fests/Events
  • Farmers Market
What do you want?
What local businesses (if any) would you like to see in the Village of Lyndon? (Select all that apply)
  • Coffee Shop
  • Restaurants (more options)
Attracting Local Business
The Village should implement an economic development strategy/and or incentives to encourage local entrepreneurs to start their ventures here.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
Streetscaping
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Would you like to see the Village of Lyndon have a Streetscaping plan in the future?Yes
Historic Preservation
When Lyndon was first settled, the founders were instrumental in forming Whiteside County. For many years, Lyndon had many "firsts" (see below). Should the Village look for ways to celebrate, remember and preserve Lyndon's rich history?Yes
Boat Launch (Small Craft)
The Village has committed to being a part of the Rock River Trail Initiative , but currently there is no access to put in your canoe/kayak. Should the Village install a small craft boat launch for residents and visitors alike?Yes
UTV Trail Systems
Would you like to see a UTV trail system connecting our nearby communities?No opinion
What do you wish for Lyndon? (Optional)Demolish uninhabitable buildings, semi-truck trailers on the edge of town should not be used as storage sheds, enforce building codes and animal codes within the city limits, start a yard-of-the month contest to encourage lawn/landscaping upkeep. Limit the number of boats, campers, vehicles, tents stored outdoors on one property.
Are you interested in learning about volunteer opportunities as they arise pertaining to achieving the objectives of the comprehensive plan?No
Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about that we missed in this survey? (Optional)Lyndon needs a slogan and not “Crow Capitol of the World”, which in my opinion is/was always derogatory and shapes a negative mindset about the place and it’s residents. It implies “nothing to be proud of here.”