|Survey Ideas and opinions
Here is a summary of the opinions and ideas that we got from our surveys:
1. Two businesses for sale. They see that at as a sign the community is on the decline.
2. Gravel roads. Better streets.
3. Mass email to inform people of community events and meetings going on in town.
4. We have a good sports team that draws people in.
5. Not enough young people in town.
6. Quality of water.
7. Updating Main Street, cleaning it up.
8. More housing needs to be available.
9. Offering more business and job opportunities.
10. City needs to buy a tree dump.
11. Community garden.
12. Ice skating rink.
13. 4th of July parade
14. Christmas lighted parade
15. Easter egg hunt
16. Youth center/rec center
17. Sign listing business’s
18. Picnic shelter at the park
19. Bring more people in with the development of the wind farms.
20. New gymnasium.
21. Hotel for stranded motorists
22. New school
23. Hunting resort
People stated that Summit has a lot of good, friendly people in the community that are willing to
help each other. Although they thought it was always the same people doing the helping. It
was expressed also how it was nice to see young people involved in community events and
they felt it was a very safe place to live and felt comfortable allowing their children to play and
leaving items outside without fear of it being stolen or vandalized. Gossip and some negativity
was brought up too but thought that was not a big issue. Almost everyone thought Summit
needs to offer more for its young people encourage young families to move to Summit.
Housing of course becomes an issue, lack of business opportunities too. Low taxes are a
benefit along with our good school system. Family oriented community too.
Summit Area Economic Growth
SAEG sponsors many projects in the area
and supports many youth programs with
the funds they raise, this include things like
sports camps, the youth baseball program,
scholarships and much more.
SUMMIT SAEG MISSION STATEMENT:
Work to improve the quality of life, while further developing our
assets and resources for the Summit Area.
|We encourage ALL residents of Summit to attend our meetings
and get involved!! It takes everyone getting involved to make
these things happen! If you would like to be added to the
email list so you know when we meet email Dawn
Wright,Community Coordinator:firstname.lastname@example.org or if you
have any questions or ideas to help make Summit a better
place to live!! Be sure to follow us on Face Book too:Summit
If you have aluminum you would like to
get rid of, it can be dropped in the
trailer located on the East side of the
Fire hall. All proceeds go towards
SAEG Meeting Minutes
April 17, 2013
Present: Jeff & Kathy Quale, Corrie Quale, Margie Wright, Justin Neugebauer, Becky Hubsch, Jacob Gapp and Dawn
Reading of minutes from last meeting by Kathy Quale.
Presidents’ report: No president’s report
Treasurers’ report: Kathy Quale reported on the finances of SAEG. SAEG received a $100 donation from an alumni
of UND and an employee of Ottertail and a matching $100 donation from Ottertail.
Website/report; Dawn Wright reported that she continues to update the website with information.
FogFest is scheduled for August 16th & 17th. Dawn Wright will be working on the schedule of events. We are still
looking for someone to chair the Amazing Race 2013. Anyone interested should contact Angie Schoonover or Dawn
Marge Wright reported that there were approximately 85 teams this year for the Pinochle tournamnet. This is down
from last year but the weather was a factor.
Kathy Quale reported on the UND students donation of t-shirts and two signed hockey jerseys. One is at the Summit
Bar and the other has been framed and will be displayed in the Summit Hall. Peoples State Bank was generous to pay
for the framing of the jersey.
Dawn Wright mailed out a survey to the area business to get employment information. It is felt that there are jobs in our
area, however Summit has a housing shortage. Kathy Quale reported that the City is working hard to possibly get
water/sewer out to the Coffee Cup area yet this year. It was also discussed that once that is done there is probably
going to be more growth on the northside of Summit.
Lack of housing issues was addressed. There are very few homes for sale and even fewer rental options. Also there
is a demand for housing in the Summit area. A discussion of possibly putting up two governor homes either
separately or used as twin homes and constructed on the SAEG property. It was agreed that this was definitely
something we should consider. A committee will look into getting exact costs for our May meeting. Anyone with
suggestions or would like to help with this project should contact Tim Gapp.
Due to the late spring, a suggestion to postpone City wide Clean up to a later date was discussed. Kathy Quale will
forward the suggestion to the City Board meetings.
Spring tball & softball program was discussed. John & Ann Seffrood have volunteered to head up the program.
Thanks to John & Ann. Hope Lutheran Youth group will take care of the concessions for the home games.
City Wide Rummage Sale was also discussed for sometime in June. More details will be determined later.
Kathy Quale reported that swimming lessons are scheduled for July 22-26th. Kathy will contact the school for the bus
and will line up the driver again. More information will be put in the School paper as soon as further details are known.