Welcome to the Southern Berks Joint Comprehensive Plan Update Community Survey!

The Southern Berks municipalities (Birdsboro Borough, Caernarvon Township, Robeson Township, and Union Township) have started the process of updating their existing regional joint comprehensive plan of 2004. The planning committee in conjunction with the Berks County Planning Commission would like to solicit input from you regarding what you view as important for the region moving forward into the future. Thank you in advance for participating in our survey. Your feedback is important!

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* 1. What part of the Southern Berks planning region do you live in?

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* 2. What is your age?

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* 3. Do you rent or own a home in the planning area?

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* 4. How would you rate the overall quality of life in the Southern Berks region?

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* 5. In your opinion, what do you think are the three (3) most important issues facing the Southern Berks region?

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* 6. How would you rate the roads/streets in your community?

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* 7. Do you agree with the following ideas as they pertain to the Southern Berks region?

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The Southern Berks region is growing too fast in regards to housing development.
It is important to preserve farmland in the rural parts of the region.
The Southern Berks region needs to attract new business development to generate additional tax revenue, to reduce the tax burden upon residents.
Local government should use local tax resources to redevelop properties that have been vacant for a long time.
Municipalities should offer incentives to businesses to expand an existing business or locate a business in the region.
There should be more opportunities for walking, bicycling and general recreation.
More efforts should be made to increase inter-municipal cooperation in providing emergency services such as fire protection, police and emergency medical services.

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* 8. On a scale of one to six, with one being your highest priority, what would you prefer to see more of your municipal tax dollars go toward? (please rank the choices below 1 through 6 in your order of importance)

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* 9. Do you believe that beautification projects such as streetscapes or road corridor improvements would be a benefit to attracting new businesses to the Southern Berks region?

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* 10. Do you use the recreational opportunities already available in your community?

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* 11. Please tell us what you think are the assets or benefits of living in your community? (i.e. parks or recreation areas, trails, restaurants, shopping, etc.)

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* 12. Please add any additional comments/concerns you may have regarding the Southern Berks region.

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