2018 Con Plan Survey

Community Development first released this survey 10 years ago to get your help in developing our 2007-2012 5-Year Plan.  Over 1500 households in the county responded either online or on a hard copy version.  As a result of your feedback, we prioritized our resources for those 5 years on services for elderly/disabled residents.  We released the survey again 5 years ago to learn the will of the people for the 2013-2017 Plan.  We received the same strong feedback, but this time folks were more concerned about our local homeless population.  As a result, the last five years have focused on projects for the homeless.  We now are asking for your input on how you would like your tax dollars spent to benefit our community in 2018-2022, within the rules of our grant sources.
Part of the survey asked for suggestions on how to make the actual questionnaire better.  That feedback was used to make changes in this version. We are now able to gain a long-term perspective on the interests and concerns of citizens as the county grows and changes.

ALL RESPONSES ARE COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS. Without comments, the survey will take about 15 minutes to complete. There are 40 questions.

Thank you for your support of this project.  Montgomery County's most vulnerable residents appreciate you joining with them in this endeavor.  

If you are filling out a hard copy of this survey, upon completing it, please return it to the individual or place from which it was received.  You can also return it to the office of: 
Montgomery County Community Development
501 N. Thompson  Suite 200
Conroe, TX 77301
We would appreciate you completing and returning the survey within one (1) week of receipt to help us get all recipients' responses into the final report.  

* 1. In what part of Montgomery County do you live?

* 2. Do you expect to be living in Montgomery County 5 years from now?

* 3. Rate how much you agree or disagree with these statements regarding residents of Montgomery  County.

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
People work together to get things done for the community.
People are satisfied with the way things are. 
We do not need any new community improvement projects. 
There are enough programs for people in need here.
There are enough programs for homeless people. 
There are enough good services for senior citizens.

* 4. Your answers are completely anonymous.  We would like to compare opinions to various demographic standings. The next several questions are about you.

What is your highest level of education?

* 5. What is your family's total annual income?

* 6. What is your racial/ethnic background?

* 7. What is the primary language spoken in your household?

* 8. What is your age?

* 9. How many people live in your household?

* 10. How many of the children in your household are:

  No children in HH 1 2 3 4 5 6
Under 5 years old
5-18 years old
Disabled

* 11. How many adults living in your household are:

  1 2 3 4 5
18-64 years of age
65 years of age or older
Disabled

* 12. Which of the following best describes the kind of work you do?

* 13. What best describes your current occupation?

* 14. What population center is closest to your WORK?

* 15. We would like to know your opinion on the following statements concerning the economy in the County.

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
There are sufficient opportunities for earning an income in MC
Adequate resources are being used to develop new jobs in MC
We should do more in our community to create new jobs
Our community should encourage and plan for industrial development
County leaders are willing to provide economic support to create more jobs in MC
The local school system provides adequate training to youth in our community to prepare them for employment

* 16. Who should provide the money/effort to create jobs in Montgomery County? First, check who you think should be involved, then, for those you selected, rate how well they are currently doing.

  Should NOT do should do Do a good job Don't do a good job Don't Know
Private Citizens
Local business Leaders
Chambers of Commerce
County Commissioners Court
Community Development Organizations
Your City/Village Council
State Government
Local Non-Profit Organizations
No One

* 17. Of the following general conditions, which ones do you think impact economic development? Please identify if the EXISTING condition is a help or hindrance.

  Help Hindrance Neither Help Nor Hinder Not Available Here
Public Transportation
Taxes
Current Infrastructure (roads, utilities)
Access to Education
Access to Recreation (parks)
Current Regulations
Rural and natural areas
Proximity to Houston
Current Local government/business relationships
Current Attitudes of Locals

* 18. Transportation

What types of public transportation would you like to see in Montgomery County? (Check all that apply)

* 19. If public transportation was made available in Montgomery County, who do you think should pay for this service? (Check all that apply)

* 20. General Issues

Please rate your level of agreement/disagreement with the following general statements:

  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
Property taxes are higher than they need to be.
More steps should be taken to safeguard our surface water.
Loose pets are a problem in my area.
More needs to be done to eliminate litter on our highways.
More should be done to restrain population growth in this county.
Newly constructed buildings should be required to have rain harvesting. 
Newly constructed buildings should be required to include solar panels.
Illegal immigrants are hurting our county.
More should be done to improve drainage in my area. 
The roads in my area need repairing or expanding.
More toll roads in the county are an unpleasant necessity.

* 21. If public transportation was available in your area, would you use it?

* 22. Of the previous topics, which issue do you feel is the most important?

* 23. The following is a list of common problems in the community.  Please check all those that are a serious concern in your neighborhood.

* 24. Please estimate how much of a problem you think each of the following issues will be in your community in the next 5 to 10 years.

  Not a Problem Minor Problem Major Problem Don't Know
Landfills
Air pollution
Traffic congestion
Sewage treatment plant discharge
Contamination of wells
Seepage from septic tanks
Water sediment run-off (from construction sites, agricultural land, etc)
Ground water contamination
Need for recycling programs
Hazardous waste disposal
Litter
Unsightly vacant lots
Smells, noise or dust from livestock
Smells from non-agricultural businesses
Excessive noxious weed and plant growth
Animal and pest control

* 25. Housing

Do you live inside the city limits?

* 26. Do you own or rent the place where you live?

* 27. Is your neighborhood a safe place to live?

* 28. How much of your gross household income goes for rent or mortgage? Estimate the percentage which is closest but not over.

* 29. What is the highest down payment you could make on your own to buy a home?

* 30. Do you need housing that is handicap accessible?

* 31. Please check the box that fits with how much you agree or disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
There is enough good rental housing
There is enough good senior housing
Low income families can find quality affordable rental housing
There is enough affordable housing available for purchase
There is enough good handicapped housing
There is enough good housing for the mentally ill
There are enough homeless bed spaces in Montgomery County

* 32. Have you or anyone you know experienced any of the following problems in finding housing in Montgomery County?

* 33. Please describe any housing issues which are of concern to you. 

* 34. Homelessness

To the best of your knowledge:

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
Our county needs more shelters for homeless adults.
Our county needs more shelters for homeless families.
Our county needs more shelters for homeless children. 
Our county needs more shelters for victims of domestic violence. 
Our county needs more transitional housing. 
Our county needs more residential treatment for substance abuse. 

* 35. Are you satisfied with your current housing situation?

* 36. What problems, if any, have you seen in your current housing situation? Select ALL that apply.

* 37. Recreation

Which of the following services would you or other members of your household use if available in a community center in your neighborhood? Check all that apply.

* 38. Which of the following facilities in the community where you live need improvements and/or upgrades? Check all that apply.

* 39. Please mark any of the events you have attended in the last two years.

* 40. Please use the comment box below to provide suggestions on how we can make this survey better in the future. Thank you for participating in this very important survey.  Your opinion counts!

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