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2007 Ratepayers Survey Results

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Would you be prepared for tax increases beyond normal inflation for any of the following:

Tax Increases
  Unwilling Unsure Willing
Roads and bridges 74 37 87
General operating costs 132 40 20
Museums 159 27 6
Library 127 43 29
More municipal ownership of roads 124 40 22
Garbage and landfills 64 31 38
Recreation programs 128 40 22
Increased hours at the Nursing Station 96 35 65
Full-time fire chief 131 35 27
More bylaw enforcement 122 37 34
Environmental initiatives 75 62 62
Local business development 107 50 40

Please rate the following department in order of importance: (1) being most important, and (8) being least important.

Department Ratings
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
General government 38 11 23 33 24 24 14 20
Fire 83 33 30 25 2 10 2 9
Recreation 2 1 11 14 24 26 43 56
Landfill 46 59 39 19 12 6 5 5
Building 9 11 17 28 32 38 23 27
Bylaw enforcement 12 14 15 32 30 20 24 36
Roads and bridges 61 48 25 25 12 9 7 6
Library 10 8 13 17 23 14 35 65

Would you consider volunteering for any committee or events for the Municipality?

  • Yes -- 39 respondents
  • No -- 143 respondents

Do you feel Council is dealing with the main priorities of the Municipality?

  • Yes -- 131 respondents
  • No -- 36 respondents

Please rate your overall experience dealing with Council and Staff

  • Excellent -- 41 respondents
  • Satisfactory -- 115 respondents
  • Poor -- 16 respondents

Please rate the overall performance of your Council since the 2006 election.

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