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New Interactive Website for Kearney Residents

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Residents in Kearney are now able to give city officials input about their home town from the comfort of their own computer.

Cultivate Kearney is a new interactive website that allows the people of Kearney to voice their opinions about things they'd like to see the city change.

The idea is part of a new comprehensive development plan from the city; and though the site has only been up and running since December 2, more than 100 people have registered on the site.

"What this technology allows us to do is to have input through things like Facebook and Twitter, which is very popular. Some people would rather communicate that way," said City Planner Lance Lang. "Some people are so busy it's really hard for them to just get away or block out two hours of time to go to a meeting somewhere."

Participants can answer an array of multiple choice questions on the site -- ranging from shopping and recreation, to house and development.

And though the main goal of the website is to gain feedback, it can also be used to interact on other matters.

"It can be targeted for other purposes that are community enhancement," said Lang. "It can be if there was something going on with the parks department or if the city council had a need or the city manager. It can be used for things outside of the comprehensive plan, but that's kind of what started the whole idea."

Officials will be collecting the data through the course of the year and analyzing the results.

Lang says that will allow the city to better plan for the ten year outlook.

To register on the website, go to

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