Over the last couple of months, the Town of Montross has been sending income surveys out to its residents. The surveys were due around the end of July, and unfortunately, not enough had come back filled out and complete. According to the council, these surveys are vital in determining which pathway to take when it comes to replacing the town’s aging water system. Presently, of the 202 surveys sent out, only 100 have come back. As the USDA requires at least 70% of the surveys to be responded to, about another 45 or 50 returned surveys at the least are still needed.
The income survey was cooked up back in May, at the suggestion of Charlie Reidlinger of Resource International. The reasoning behind it was to get a more accurate fix on the average income of the citizens of Montross, since the last records held came from the 2010 Census. According to the Census, the residents of Montross make too much money for the town to obtain grant money and/or extremely low-interest loans.
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