Brunswick County Public Input Survey

WHAT’S YOUR VISION?

We need your help in shaping the future of Brunswick County! 

The County is starting a process to prepare a new Comprehensive Development Plan & a new Comprehensive Recreation Plan, but we cannot do it without you.  Your ideas are important.  We need to hear from you in order to create the community you expect Brunswick County to become.

Close your eyes and envision Brunswick County 10 years from now.  What do you see? What don’t you see? Where will your family members and you live, work, shop, play, and relax? Are there opportunities? Are there challenges to overcome?

Please fill out this survey and give us your opinions about community character, land use, housing, transportation, recreation programming and facilities, entertainment, jobs, the environment, and the overall vision for the future of Brunswick County. We welcome any additional comments or thoughts. If you would like to add anything not addressed by a survey question, please feel free to do so in the space provided at the end of the survey.

Please complete surveys no later than February 15th, 2021. Thank you for your time and participation.  

This planning effort will cover the entire jurisdiction of Brunswick County outside municipal limits, and inclusive of participating municipalities.  

All responses are confidential. 
Please call Kirstie Dixon Planning Director (910) 253-2027,
Marc Pages Senior Planner (910) 253-2056, or
Aaron Perkins Parks & Recreation Director (910) 253-2676 if you have any questions while answering the survey. 

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* 1. Concerning the Brunswick County planning area, are you a (check all that apply):

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In what electoral district do you live?  Please refer to the district map below:

In what electoral district do you live?  Please refer to the district map below:

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* 3. What is your gender?

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* 4. What is your age range?

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* 5. Select the number of persons in your household including yourself who are in the age brackets below:

  1 2 3 4 5 6
5 years and younger
6-12 years old
13-16 years old
17-19 years old
20-35 years old
36-45 years old
46-60 years old
61 and over

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* 6. Where is your place of employment?

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* 7. What do you like about Brunswick County? From the list of subjects below, please select which is most important to least important to you.

  Most important Least important
Community appearance and quality of the built and natural environments
Sense of place and community character
Opportunities of community involvement
Quality and availability of housing
Beaches, Open-spaces, Waterways, and Natural landscapes
Parks, Trails, and Recreational opportunities
Schools
Cost of Living (Housing costs, Tax rates)
Quality of Life
Shopping choices
Employment and Economic Opportunities
Heritage of Brunswick County

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* 8. Please select which is most important to least important to you.

  Most important Least important
Protection of agriculture and farmland
Conservation of wildlife and sensitive plant communities
Improving water quality in streams and waterways
Ensuring a supply of housing that meets the needs of all age groups, income levels, and family needs
Having housing near commercial centers
Attracting new businesses
Promoting a strong economy that enhances quality of life
Beautification of roadways and highways
Addressing the needs of seniors
Addressing the needs of youth and families
Accessibility to healthcare
Preservation of historic buildings and sites

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* 9. From the list of subjects below, please select which is most important to least important to you.

  Most important Least important
Community Appearance
Commercial Development
Environmental Protection
Heritage and History
Housing (variety, quantity, quality)
Open Space, Parks and Recreation
Transportation (roads, sidewalks, etc.)
Utilities (water, sewer, etc.)
Emergency Services (fire, police)
Access to Healthcare
 Access to Education

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* 10. Every community can identify opportunities for improvements.  Which of the following do you think apply to Brunswick County?  (Please select from most important to least important to you.)

  Most important Least important
Lack of community character
Lack of commercial development
Too much commercial development
Housing (variety, quality, quantity)
Economic Disparities
Lack of affordable living
Lack of availability of some services and lack of after-hours options
Lack of entertainment options
Visual blight and clutter along roadways
Encroachment of development on agriculture and sensitive environmental areas
Lack of employment opportunities
Lack of recreational opportunities
Utilities (Water & Sewer)
Traffic/Roads

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* 11. In the future, what types of development should the County encourage? (Check all that apply)

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* 12. In the future, what types of development should the County discourage? (Check all that apply)

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* 13. Describe your vision for Brunswick County.

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* 14. Please list two (2) things that could be done to make our county a better place to live, work, and play.

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* 15. Please share any additional input that you think is important to the future of Brunswick County.

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* 16. Current health risks related to COVID-19 affect participation and availability of many public recreation options.  However, prior to the health crisis, what was the greatest barrier to your households' regular use of public parks or recreational facilities?

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* 17. Prior to the need to socially distance (COVID-19), How frequently would you or others in your household have visited the following facilities in a typical year?

  Regularly Occasionally Rarely Never
Brunswick Beaches
Public River/Creek/Stream access points (dock/piers/observation platforms)
Area Canoe/Kayak launches
Area Golf Courses
Area Ball Fields/Game Courts
Area Playgrounds
Area Public Picnic Shelters
Area Greenways/Trails
Area Museums/Historical Sites
Area Farmer's/Artisan Markets
Eating out at area restaurants or visiting area breweries/distilleries 

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* 18. Overall, How would you rate County Park Facilities?

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* 19. Before the current need for social distancing occurred, in which of the following recreation programs and special events would you or others in your household participate on a regular basis?

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* 20. How often in the past 24 months have you or members of your family visited the following County Parks Facilities?

  Regularly Occasionally  Rarely Never
Brunswick Nature Park or Park Picnic Pavilion
Cedar Grove Park
Dutchman Creek Park
Leland Community Park
Lockwood Folly Community Park
Navassa Park
Northwest District Park
Ocean Isle Beach Park
Shallotte Park
Smithville District Park
Town Creek Park
Waccamaw Park

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* 21. The following is a list of recreation activities that could be offered at a public park or recreation facility. Select from "Most" to "Least" important. Please consider other members of your household.

  Most Important Least Important
Jogging/Walking Trails
Bicycle Trails (paved)
Nature Based Recreation (Nature Walks, Wildlife Observation Areas)
Pickle-ball Courts
Baseball/Softball Fields
Outdoor Basketball Courts
Community Center
High-ropes Course
Climbing Wall
Spray-ground/Splash Pad/Interactive Water Feature
Shuffleboard Courts
Multi-purpose Field
Tennis Courts
Open Space/Natural Areas
Picnic Areas
Off-road Biking
Game Courts (Corn Hole, Horseshoe Pits, Boccie Ball, Pétanque)
Sand Volleyball Courts
Outdoor Playground
Indoor Gymnassium
Community Garden
Outdoor Fitness Stations
Over-sized Outdoor Chess Board
Teen Center
Indoor Fitness Facility
Disc Golf
Environmental Center
Ice Skating 
Facility Rentals
Skateboard Course/Obstacles

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* 22. Do you use any school or private facilities (Fitness & Aquatic Center, private fitness clubs, etc.) for recreation or leisure activities?

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* 23. Do you feel there is a need for additional County owned park space?

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* 24. Please list below, any recreation programs or special events that you would like to see offered or expanded within the Brunswick County Parks & Recreation system?

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* 25. Would you support expanding recreational opportunities in Brunswick County?

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* 26. What funding sources are you willing to support for County recreation improvements, (i.e. build new facilities, and/or programs)? Check all that apply.

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* 27. Would you be willing to pay a nominal fee to attend an event or use a special facility?

  Yes No
Please select yes or no

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* 28. What is one issue or opportunity you believe is critically important to address in the Parks & Recreation Plan?

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