It is budget time again and the District wants to know your opinions and views to assist us in finalizing the 2018-2022 Financial Plan.  This annual survey provides you with an opportunity to outline your priorities as it relates to the DOI budgeting process.  Your participation is important and is a key part of our process for developing the 2018 - 2022 budget plans, assisting us in allocating funds and services and determining tax rates.

The survey can be found on the DOI website, www.invermere.net or hardcopies of the survey are available at the District Office located at 914 - 8th Avenue. 

Surveys can be submitted up until 4:30 pm Friday, November 24, 2017.

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* 1. Which area of Invermere do you live in?

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* 2. Do you rent or own your residence?

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* 3. How many people live in your household?

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* 4. Are there children living in your household?

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* 5. What is the most important issue facing Invermere and what should receive the greatest attention?

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* 6. What are the three (3) qualities and features that make Invermere such a great place to live?

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* 7. What are the top three qualities that make a good neighborhood?

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* 8. To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements:
(left being "Strongly Disagree" and right being "Strongly Agree")

 
Increasing allowable density is an appropriate way to accommodate growth and reduce urban sprawl
The District should play a more active role addressing social issues

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* 9. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the District should expand its boundaries to include the following areas: 
(left being "Strongly Disagree" and right being "Strongly Agree")

 
Crossroads Area
Crossroads and Windermere
Panorama
Grizzly Ridge

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* 10. How likely or not likely would you be to utilize each of the following to obtain information from the District: 
(left being "Not at all Likely" and right being "Very Likely")

 
Telephone the District directly
Subscribe to an e-newsletter
E-mail a request to the District
Newspaper / Web news
Advertisements
Attending a Council meeting
Visiting the municipal office
Reading a brochure
Visiting the District website

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* 11. What are your preferred methods of community consultation and communication? (Choose all that may apply)

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* 12. Please rate your level of agreement with each of the following statements about the District of Invermere: 
(left being "Strongly Disagree" and right being "Strongly Agree")

 
The District conducts business in an open and accessible manner
The District is effective in communicating with me
I am pleased with the overall direction the District is taking
I trust the District to do what is right
The District is responsize to the needs of the community

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* 13. How would you rate the overall level of satisfaction with the District Services?
(1 being "Very Poor" and 5 being "Excellent")

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i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 14. How would you rate the value you receive for your municipal tax dollars?
(1 being "Very Poor" and right being "Excellent")

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i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 15. With the opening of the new Columbia Valley  Centre, would you like to see recreation and social programming in the facility?

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* 16. This year the private sani-dump was removed. Is the presence of a sani-dump within the community important to you?

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* 17. Do you think the sani-dump should be located in Invermere or near the crossroads area?

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* 18. Do you use the sani-dump for personal or business purposes?

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* 19. How often would you use a sani-dump on an annual basis?

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* 20. Would you be prepared to have a user pay system for sani-dump services in the community?

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* 21. How much are your prepared to pay for each use of a sani-dump?

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* 22. If you were faced with the following choices, which direction would you want the District to take over the next three years?

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* 23. Based upon the above question, what range of tax increase would you support each year?

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* 24. Please rate how important each of the following is to you in making any community a good place to live and work: 
(left being "Not at all Important" and right being "Extremely Important")

 
Parks Maintenance
Trail Maintenance
Sports Field Maintenance
Skateboard Park
Public Library Services
Spring, Summer and Fall Road Maintenance
Winter Road Maintenance Sanding, Snow and Ice Removal
Firefighting Services
Bylaw Enforcement Services
Dog Control
Garbage Collection
Recycling
Kinsmen Beach
Pothole Park
Cenotaph Park
Pynelogs
Lions Park
Land Use Planning
Economic Development
Sustainability and Environmental Protection
Water Distribution
Sewer Collection
Sewer Treatment
Sani-dump Services
Stormwater Management
Recreation Programming
Arts and Cultural Programming
Downtown Revitalization
Community Hall
Boundary Expansion
Wildlife Management

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* 25. Please rate how the District of Invermere is performing on each of these factors: 
(left being "Not at all Satisfied" and right being "Extremely Satisified")

 
Parks Maintenance
Trail Maintenance
Sports Field Maintenance
Skateboard Park
Public Library Services
Spring, Summer and Fall Road Maintenance
Winter Road Maintenance Sanding, Snow and Ice Removal
Water Quality
Firefighting Services
Bylaw Enforcement Services
Dog Control
Garbage Collection
Recycling
Kinsmen Beach
Pothole Park
Cenotaph Park
Pynelogs
Lions Park
Land Use Planning
Economic Development
Sustainability and Environmental Protection
Water Distribution
Sewer Collection
Sewer Treatment
Stormwater Management
Recreation Programming
Arts and Cultural Programming
Downtown Revitalization
Community Hall
Boundary Expansion
Wildlife Management

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* 26. Asset management is the systematic process of maintaining, upgrading, and operating physical assets cost-effectively and for long term financial sustainability. The District has been preparing an Infrastructure Asset Management Program to assist in funding future asset replacement and identify priorities over the next 20 years. Do you agree with allocating tax revenue for the future replacement of water, sewer, roads and public facilities?

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* 27. What level of financial support do you think you could support for future asset replacement?

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* 28. What is your gender?

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* 29. What age group are you in?

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* 30. How long have you lived in Invermere?

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* 31. Thinking about the ways the District of Invermere policies and services affect you, what influence would you say the District has on your life?

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* 32. Comments:

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