City Characteristics

Please complete this questionnaire if you an adult (18 years or older) in the household. Please select the response that most closely represents your opinion for each question. Your responses are anonymous and will be recorded in group form only.

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* 1. Please rate each of the following aspects of quality of life in Montgomery.

  Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Montgomery as a place to live
Your neighborhood as a place to live
Montgomery as a place to raise children
Montgomery as a place to retire
The overall quality of life in Montgomery

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* 2. Please rate each of the following characteristics as they relate to Montgomery as a whole.

  Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Sense of community
Overall appearance of Montgomery
Variety of housing opportunities
Ease of access to shopping opportunities
Recreational opportunities
Educational opportunities
Opportunities to participate in social events and activities
Opportunities to attend family-oriented events/activities
Opportunities for senior/older adult activities
Opportunities to volunteer
Opportunities to participate in community matters
Ease of car travel in Montgomery
Ease of bicycle travel in Montgomery
Ease of walking in Montgomery
Availability of paths, walking trails and sidewalks
Traffic flow on major streets
Availability of affordable quality child care
Availability of open space
Air quality
Quality of overall natural environment in Montgomery
Overall image and reputation of Montgomery

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* 3. Please rate each of the following aspects of the city's water.

  Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Quality of water (e.g. taste of water)
Dependability of service
Cost

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* 4. Please rate the quality of each of the following services in Montgomery.

  Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Fire Department’s response to calls
Fire Department’s education and prevention programs
Fire Department’s visibility in the community
Fire Department overall service
Police Department’s response to calls
Police education and crime prevention programs
Police visibility in the community
Police services overall
Ambulance response to calls
Ambulance overall service
Traffic enforcement
Street maintenance and repair (i.e. filling pot holes
Street sweeping/cleaning
Street lighting
Street signs and street marking
Snow removal
Alley maintenance
Road conditions
Sidewalk / Trail maintenance
Storm drainage
Sanitary sewer services
Montgomery parks
Montgomery Library
Building Inspections
Land use, planning and zoning
Code enforcement (weeds, abandoned vehicles, etc.)
Services to seniors
Services to youth
Public Schools
Cable television
Private Schools
Preservation of natural areas and open space
City Highlights newsletter

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* 5. Overall, how would you rate the quality of services provided by the City of Montgomery?

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* 6. To what extent do you agree or disagree, if at all, that each statement below describes the City of Montgomery?

  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Montgomery is a safe community with a low crime rate
Montgomery has tight-knit neighborhoods
Montgomery offers the best schools
Montgomery provides and protects open space

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* 7. To what degree do you agree or disagree with the following?

  Strongly disagree Somewhat disagree Neither agree or disagree Somewhat agree Strongly agree
The City’s has variety of housing options
The City’s housing stock is of good quality
Housing in the city is affordable
The City should offer a home improvement loan program

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* 8. To what degree, if at all, are the following a problem in Montgomery?

  Major Problem Somewhat of a problem Not a problem Don't Know
Rundown Buildings
Junk and debris
Weed filled lots / property
Junk Vehicles

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* 9. Please rate how safe or unsafe you feel...

  Very Unsafe Somewhat Unsafe Neither Safe nor Unsafe Somewhat Safe Very Safe Don't Know
From violent crime (e.g. rape, assault)
From property crimes (burglary, theft)
From environmental hazards
In your neighborhood during the day
In your neighborhood after dark

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* 10. During the past 12 months, were you or any member in your household the victim of any crime?

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* 11. Was this crime (these crimes) reported to the police?

 
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