The goal of this survey is to capture the community of Howell's interest in the future of recreation. 
Thank you for filling out this survey.

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* 1. Contact Information
*Only required for participation in prizes

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* 2. What comes to mind when you think of Howell Recreation?

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* 3. Please indicate which of the Howell Recreation programs/services you've used in the last year (please check all that apply):

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* 4. Please check all items that prevent you and your household from using Howell Recreation facilities and programs (please check all that apply):

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* 5. On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the most positive, please rank your satisfaction with the following Howell Recreation Facilities.

  5 4 3 2 1 N/A
Oceola Community Center / Howell Senior Center
Bennett Rec Center 
(The Hive, Preschool)
Oceola Soccer Complex 
Genoa Soccer Fields 
Countryside Veterinary Dog Park

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* 6. The cost to operate and maintain Howell Recreation facilities is rising faster than the ability of local taxes and user fees to cover these operating costs. 

Please rank the below funding options on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the most desirable.

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* 7. You have $100 to spend between four areas.  Please indicate how you would divide your budget using whole dollars that must add to $100 (you may assign $0 to a line item if you choose to do so).

A millage is a tax rate used to calculate local property taxes. The millage rate represents the amount per every $1,000 of a property's assessed value. A millage will help Howell Recreation fund the services and facilities that we provide to the community.

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* 8. Would you and the voting-age members of your household generally support a funding millage for parks and recreation?

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* 9. If you would support a funding millage, how much would your household be willing to pay?

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* 10. What are the most important opportunities to have close to home? Please rank the below options on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the most important opportunity.

  5 4 3 2 1
A place to play or take kids to play
A place to exercise 
A place to relax or enjoy the outdoors 
A trail on which to walk, run, or bike 
A place to gather with family, friends, or neighbors
A place to take pets 
A place to participate in programs and events

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* 11. On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the most important, please rank the importance of the following purposes/benefits of parks and recreation to your and your family.

  5 4 3 2 1 N/A
Provide before/after school care
Youth/Teen physical and social development 
Sports/Athletic opportunities
Help older adults & people with disabilities remain active 
Improve community health & wellness 
Provide opportunities to enjoy nature/outdoors 
Preserve open space and environment 
Make Howell a more desirable place to live
Improve connectedness and sense of community 
Provide opportunities for lifelong learning 
Provide cultural opportunities 

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* 12. What other activities/programs, if any, would you like to see in Howell?

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* 13. What are the main reasons you use parks and recreation programs in Howell? (please check all that apply):

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* 14. On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the most important, please rank the following functions that might be performed by Howell Recreation.

  5 4 3 2 1
Providing places for outdoor sports programs 
Providing places for indoor recreation & fitness programs 
Providing programs for residents 
Operating & maintaining parks and facilities 
Allocating park facilities equally to different parks in the community
Providing trails & linear parks 
Providing places for cultural programs (i.e. theater, arts, dance) 
Providing specific programs for teens 

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* 15. Please check which potential improvements to existing/new developments are most important to you and your household (please select one):

For the following statements, indicate your level of agreement.

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* 16. It's important to coordinate with other public services to fund indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities (parks, trails, programs, and facilities) to continue decreasing crime rates.

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* 17. Living close to parks and local recreation opportunities brings value to our community.

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* 18. Property values are increased where local parks and recreation opportunities are easily accessible.

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* 19. Quality of life is improved by having local parks & recreation opportunities. 

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* 20. How many people in your household are within each of the age groups below?

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* 21. Referring to the above map please check the township/municipality you live in.

This concludes our survey.  Thank you for your time. 

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