Budget Talks 2021

The Town of Paradise is preparing the municipal budget for 2021 and we want you, our residents to be part of the process.

With Budget Talks 2021 we want to collect meaningful input as we strike the right balance between maintaining and enhancing our services, programs and infrastructure.  This survey is particularly important during these COVID-19 times. 

This budget survey will only take approximately 10 minutes to complete (and it does not collect identifying information such as name, email address or IP address.) The tabulated results from the survey will be reviewed by Council and Town staff and included in the budget process.

 
Thanks for being part of Budget Talks 2021 and taking the time to share your input with us!

The deadline for responses is:  Friday, November 6, 2020.

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* 1. How many years have you lived in the Town of Paradise?

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* 2. Please rate the following services based on how well you think the Town is delivering the services

  Very satisfied Somewhat satisfied Neutral Somewhat Unsatisfied Very Unsatisfied
Snow clearing
Road Maintenance
Providing and Maintaining Parks
Providing active transportation infrastructure for walking and cycling
Recycling garbage
Public engagement
Customer service and transparency
Municipal enforcement
Permits and inspections

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* 3. The Town road crews work hard to keep streets clear and safe from snow and ice as soon as 5 cm of snow has accumulated on the road surface.  Considering current Snow and Ice Control operations provided by the Town of Paradise (Refer to Paradise.ca/Snowclearing), would you choose to increase, decrease or maintain funding to the service?

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* 4. Improvements to the design, repair and maintenance of roads and sidewalks are ongoing to ensure safe and efficient transportation in Paradise.  Considering current road and sidewalk maintenance operations provided by the Town of Paradise  (Refer to Paradise.ca/Roads/) please indicate your level of agreement/disagreement with the following statements regarding these services.

  Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Aagree Neutral Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
The Town of Paradise should increase funding for roads and sidewalks.
The road and intersection upgrades in recent years have improved traffic safety in the Town.
We need more sidewalks in the Town.
The Town should decrease funding for roads and sidewalks and spend more in other Town priorities.
There is traffic congestion in the Town of Paradise.
Funding for roads and sidewalks should remain the same.

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* 5. In anticipation of potential reduction in revenues to the Town, what do you consider to be the top three priorities to be addressed by Council in the 2021 Municipal Budget?  As a resident of Paradise, what would be the least important?

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* 6. Are there any existing services you would like to see the Town reduce or eliminate?

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* 7. Each year the Town  offers a variety of recreation programs and events designed to meet the needs of all residents.  (Refer to Paradise.ca/Community Events), in which area of programming would you choose to increase, decrease or maintain funding?

  Increase funding Decrease funding  Maintain funding
Programs for Seniors
Programs for Youth
General fitness programs for all ages
Family recreation time
Community skating
Programming for special needs residents
Subsidy for low income individuals and families to participate in recreation programming
More outdoor programming for adults
More nature-based programming for children
Grooming of winter trails

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* 8. What types of recreation and community programs would you like to see offered in Paradise? Please indicate if you would you be willing pay a registration fee to help offset the cost of the program?

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* 9. Would you support or take part in the use of a Community Garden in Paradise where residents can plant and grow their own vegetables? Where would you suggest a location for this Community Garden?

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* 10. On a scale of 1 - 10, how important is access to trails year round for outdoor physical activity? (Please indicate on slide scale)

  Access to trails year round is important to me Access to trails in the summer is important to me Access to groomed trails in the winter is important to me
1 - Not important
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10 - Very important

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* 11. In the Town Recreation Master Plan (refer to Paradise.ca/Play), neighbourhood parks ( which have a less than 5 km radius and are less than 6 acres in size) were identified as needing more attention. Current neighbourhood hood parks include: Lombardy  Park, Reardon Avenue Park, Camelot Crescent Park and those associated with elementary schools: Elizabeth, Paradise, Octagon Pond and Holy Family.  Please let us know what services would you like to have in your neighbourhood park?

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* 12. The new Strategic Plan for the Town of Paradise(Refer to Your Paradise-Plan 2022) identified the need for greater housing diversity.

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
The Town of Paradise needs more seniors housing.
The Town should  promote more affordable housing.
The Town should have a zone just for high quality townhomes, and apartments.
There should be an area where tiny homes are permitted
There should be an area where mini-homes are permitted

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* 13. A number of commercial establishments have opened in the Town of Paradise over the past year or so. What type of new shopping opportunities would you like to see in Paradise?

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* 14. 'Beautification and Arts' is important pillar to building community spirit and pride in Paradise? If asked, would you have interest in being involved in such committees?

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* 15. Waste management includes the Automated Collection Program, a Recycling Program and services like Bulk Collections and the Christmas tree drop off. Considering the extent of these services (Refer to Paradise.ca/Garbage), would you choose to increase, decrease or maintain funding to the service?

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* 16. How often do you recycle/use the Town’s recycling program?

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* 17. The Town partners with Metrobus to offer public transit weekdays during peak hours and on Saturdays between the Paradise Double Ice Complex and the Avalon Mall in St. John’s (Refer to Paradise.ca/Metrobus). Considering this level of Public Transit available to residents, would you choose to increase, decrease or maintain funding to the service?

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* 18. Regular Council meetings are available online (Refer to Paradise.ca/en/townhall/Council-meetings)  Do watch Council meetings on-line? Which option best describes your viewing pattern? I watch:

  Always Occasionally Never
 Live Council meetings
Archived Council meetings 

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* 19. Are you availing of Town on-line Services?

  Yes No
Use the Recreation portal to register for programs
Follow the Paradise Plow Tracker during snow clearing events
Use the Town's Pingstreet App on my smart phone.
Pay my taxes online
Access Town website for permit and license applications 

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* 20. In 2020, due to the global pandemic, the Town moved several services to on-line. Are there other services you would like to see offered on-line?

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