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Survey: Should Fieldcrest baseball games leave Minonk?

ID: 002       Survey Code: 002       Start date: 3/5/2007       Stop date: 3/12/2007       View comments
Description
This survey is being conducted to help determine the community's position on whether Fieldcrest baseball games should be moved from Minonk to Wenona.
Analysis
Of the 208 responses to the survey, 84% felt that the Fieldcrest baseball games should remain in Minonk. Every community agreed that the games should remain in Minonk, except for Wenona, which was evenly divided. 81% felt that the Fieldcrest Superintendent does not have the sole authority to decide on where athletic events should be played. 65% of the respondents were from Minonk and 86% of the respondents were over 30 years of age.
Survey Results
   Do you think that Fieldcrest baseball games should remain in Minonk?% of TotalYesNo
   Total Reply Count      View 3DBarChart :      View 3DPieChart : 100% 17584% 3316%
Age Category      View 3DBarChart :
Age - 30 and older86% 152 85% 27 15%
Age - Under 3014% 23 79% 6 21%
Location Category      View 3DBarChart :
Location - Dana03% 6 100% 0 0%
Location - Minonk65% 114 84% 21 15%
Location - Other20% 36 88% 5 12%
Location - Rutland03% 6 100% 0 0%
Location - Toluca04% 7 78% 2 22%
Location - Wenona05% 6 54% 5 45%
   Do you feel that the Fieldcrest Superintendent has the sole authority to decide where Fieldcrest athletic games are played?% of TotalYesNo
   Total Reply Count      View 3DBarChart :      View 3DPieChart : 100% 3818% 16881%
Age Category      View 3DBarChart :
Age - 30 and older86% 29 16% 148 84%
Age - Under 3014% 9 31% 20 69%
Location Category      View 3DBarChart :
Location - Dana03% 0 0% 6 100%
Location - Minonk65% 22 16% 113 84%
Location - Other19% 12 31% 27 69%
Location - Rutland03% 0 0% 6 100%
Location - Toluca04% 1 11% 8 89%
Location - Wenona05% 3 27% 8 73%
   Comments
    1. No as anything it should be voted on and decided from there.
    2. The high school is in Minonk, so the 'home field' should remain in Minonk.
    3. I believe the entire school board should be included in any decision that affects the school. The parents of Fieldcrest students should be involved with decision making as well.
    4. There has been a drainage problem in Minonk for years---don't say you did not know
    5. The school is here,lets keep the games here. What other schools make their sports teams travel to away sites for their home games?????
    6. The high school is here the games should be here.
    7. It's seems to me that ever since the consolidation the school trys to keep everybody but Minonk happy The school is here and all sports should be here!
    8. I feel that the games and practices should be played in the town where the school is located. Likewise, I would expect that the 5 & 6 grade games/practices would be held in Toluca and the 7 & 8 games/practices would be held in Wenona.
    9. The games and practices should be held in the town where the school is located. The 5 & 6 practices & games should be in Toluca and the 7 & 8 practices & games should be in Wenona.
    10. More often than not, people place their own desires over what is best. To move the Baseball games from Minonk, is not in the best interest of Minonk. If they move it, I will not attend them.
    11. Even if he is the Superintendent how can a person that refuses to live in the district that can move baseball from the largest population to a smaller, busing students more
    12. Our High School is here, keep the games here. They will want to move football and basketball next. No way.
    13. The baord of education should know better and leave the games in Minonk. Bottom line.
    14. Traditionallly high school athletic events are held at the same location as the high school. By all means keep the baseball games in Minonk.
    15. I feel Mark Brown wants this for convenience, if it rains in wenona, will he use his class time to take care of the field there? Mr. Vincent wants to move softball next, where does this end?
    16. When we consolidated, part of the agreement was to keep sports in the town that the school is in. High School sports in Minonk, Middle School sports in Wenona, and so on...... Thank you for this survey!!!!
    17. I think the games and practices should be held in Minonk. I also think all school board meetings should be held in Minonk.
    18. $25000.00 will not touch the amount needed for this ball field.
    19. The boys already practice in Wenona. What is the difference if they play their games there?
    20. If the city was going to take care of the diamond for the high school kids, they should have started doing it before now...if they have had the $ to improve it, why haven't they used it for repairs and upkeep?
    21. This should not have even been discussed. It was decided long ago to keep games in the towns where the school was located. The mayor of Minonk also pledged more funding for field improvement. This should have been satisfactory.
    22. I think after this is really looked into, the cost will be way more than $25000.00 Why spend the money when our district has a GREAT field.
    23. The diamond in Wenona is much better for our team to play on. The school disctict owns the Wenona field and should play on it not on the crummy park district diamond. The diamond in Minonk is a disgrace for such a good team.
    24. Need to do what is best for the kids...baseball diamond does not drain water well...to many games are cancelled. Wenona's facilities are better for the kids. Less games will be cancelled.
    25. Mr. Vincent should be in charge of deciding what is best for the school district.
    26. As with all sports, athletic events should be held in the town that houses the school unless there is a conflict with the facility as with basketball or wet conditions with baseball where another diamond could be used on an as needed basis.
    27. The superintendent should not have this authority. Games & practices should be where the school is located.
    28. The ball games should remain in Minonk only if the diamonds are in good condition. Shame on Minonk for letting them go for so long. The High School is in Minonk as should the games. Let's fix the problem and bring the games back.
    29. I THINK THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT AND PRINCPAL SHOULD LIVE IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICY
    30. Minonk pays a disproportionate amount of taxes to the school system thanks to Wenona's TIF situation. Thus, it is only fair that Minonk keeps all school functions and proceeds in town.
    31. Why do the diamonds maybe have to go to Wenona because we the people don't what a bad accident in the summer.
    32. There really should be no discussion on this matter. High school sports should be played at the high school and middle school at the the middle school, it is that simple.
    33. High school games should remain in Minonk where the high school is located. HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE!!
    34. If the only real issue is fixing the diamonds .... fix them!!