Welcome From the Mayor & Council

Dear Resident,

Thank you for participating in our FY 2016 Resident Budget Input survey. The Town of Bladensburg uses this survey as a tool to see how well we serve you as well as assists us in anticipating your needs. The last survey, completed last year, provided us with very valuable input that helped develop our current budget and make improvements to Town services.

Instructions:

Please answer the survey based on your personal experiences. Your responses are completely anonymous.

• One person 18+ years old should complete the survey.

• Answer each question if applicable based on your own experiences.

• Call 301-927-7048 if you have questions.

Thank you for taking the survey and we look forward to reviewing your response.

* 1. 1. Please rate the following Town services: PUBLIC WORKS - -Regular trash collection.

* 2. Please rate the following Town services: PUBLIC WORKS - --Bulk and/or special trash collection.

* 3. Please rate the following Town services: PUBLIC WORKS - Single-stream recycling collection.

* 4. Please rate the following Town services: PUBLIC WORKS- Grass, brush & tree limb collection.

* 5. Please rate the following Town services: PUBLIC WORKS- Curbside leaf collection (Nov-Dec).

* 6. Please rate the following Town services: PUBLIC WORKS -- Snow removal.

* 7. Please rate the following Town services: PUBLIC WORKS - Landscape plantings and roadside tree maintenance.

* 8. Please rate the following Town services: PUBLIC WORKS- Cleanliness of downtown area.

* 9. Please rate the Department of Public Works’ overall responsiveness & timeliness to your inquiries and complaints.

* 10. Please rate the Police Department’s or Code Enforcement’s overall responsiveness & timeliness to your inquiries and complaints about parking.

* 11. Please rate the following Town services: PEPCO- --Street lighting.

* 12. Please rate the following Town services: PUBLIC WORKS - Street maintenance.

* 13. Please rate Code Enforcement’s overall responsiveness & timeliness to your inquiries and complaints about animal control issues.

* 14. Please rate Code Enforcement's efforts in commercial/retail areas regarding --Cleanliness & property maintenance of local businesses.

* 15. Please rate Code Enforcement in your neighborhood regrading - Cleanliness and Property maintenance of houses/ residential areas.

* 16. Please rate Code Enforcement in your neighborhood regrading- Noise Enforcement.

* 17. Please rate Code Enforcement in your neighborhood regrading- responsiveness to your concerns about the rental property in which you live.

* 18. Please rate Code Enforcement's overall responsiveness & timeliness to your inquiries and complaints.

* 19. I feel that the amount of Code Enforcement in my neighborhood is…

* 20. Please rate the following Town services: Town youth community outreach

* 21. Please rate the Town's senior services such as medical transport to appointments, shopping, advocacy, recreation, day trips, and information services.

* 22. The Front Office’s overall responsiveness & timeliness to your inquiries and complaints.

* 23. Please rate the overall quality of the Town of Bladensburg services.

* 24. Please rate the value of Town services and programs for your tax dollars.

* 25. How would you improve Town services?

* 26. Usefulness of the Bladensburg News letter information that is distributed quarterly?

* 27. Usefulness of the Town’s website (www.TownofBladensburg.com)

* 28. Usefulness of the New Resident Information Guide distributed to new residents?

* 29. Usefulness of the Town’s “E-Blasts” (The Towns Listserv).

* 30. Where do you usually get Town information? (Check no more than five).

* 31. What is your preferred method of receiving information about the Town? (Check no more than three)

* 32. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being very likely, how likely are you to:A. Recommend living in the Town of Bladensburg to a friend.

* 33. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being very likely, how likely are you to: Recommend living in the Town of Bladensburg to a family/?

* 34. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being very likely, how likely are you to: Remain in the Town of Bladensburg for the next 3 years?

* 35. How safe do you feel as a pedestrian in the Town?

* 36. How safe do you feel as a bicyclist in the Town?

* 37. How safe do you feel in your neighborhood?

* 38. How safe do you feel at local parks and playgrounds?

* 39. How safe do you feel near the Bladensburg Waterfront Park/ Peace Cross Area?

* 40. How safe do you feel in the "downtown"/ commercial area of the Town?

* 41. Please rate the following public safety services: The Community Resources outreach services.

* 42. Please rate the following public safety services: The Police response time to emergency calls.

* 43. Please rate the following public safety services: The Police response time to NON-emergency calls.

* 44. Please rate the following public safety services: Information about public safety and crime.

* 45. Please rate the following public safety services: The Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood.

* 46. Please rate the following public safety services: Fire & Emergency Medical Services.

* 47. Specific comments on how you would improve public safety services in the Town

* 48. Please rate the following for your neighborhood: Physical condition of housing

* 49. Please rate the following for your neighborhood: Access to parks and open spaces

* 50. Please rate the following for your neighborhood: Walking distance to a bus stop

* 51. Please rate the following for your neighborhood: Availability of sidewalks

* 52. Please rate the following for your neighborhood: Access to shopping and other services

* 53. Please rate the following for your neighborhood: Tree canopy cover

* 54. Please rate your overall neighborhood as a place to live.

* 55. What do you like best about your neighborhood?

* 56. What do you like least about your neighborhood?

* 57. What types of businesses do you most frequently leave the Town of Bladensburg to patronize?

* 58. How do you learn about Town of Bladensburg economic development news and issues?

* 59. Please rate the quality of Town parks, playgrounds and athletic fields.

* 60. Please rate the quality of Town events and recreation programs.

* 61. Please check the box for any of the following resources you would like to see in your neighborhood?

* 62. Please list recreational activities and events you would like to see or continue in the Town.

* 63. Are you interested in composting?

* 64. Would you like to know more about solar energy or how to make your house, condo, or apartment more energy efficient?

* 65. Please estimate the percentage of trash volume generated by your household that currently is recycled:

* 66. Please estimate the percentage of trash volume generated by your household that you believe could be recycled:

* 67. Is the following a barrier to you recycling: Unsure of what can be recycled.

* 68. Is the following a barrier to you recycling: Separating recycling from trash takes too much time

* 69. Is the following a barrier to you recycling: Lack of interest

* 70. What community sustainability programs would you like to see the Town pursue?

* 71. How do you get to work? (Please list only the TWO most typical.)

* 72. Complete the phrase by choosing the appropriate answer for you. I ride a bicycle…

* 73. How many miles do you commute each way to work?

* 74. Over the past 12 months, how often has someone in your household used: Metrobus

* 75. Over the past 12 months, how often has someone in your household used: THE Bus (Prince George's County)

* 76. Over the past 12 months, how often has someone in your household used: The Ports Town Bus

* 77. Over the past 12 months, how often has someone in your household used: Metrorail

* 78. Over the past 12 months, how often has someone in your household used: The Town’s Bus/ Van

* 79. Rate The Town of Bladensburg on Variety/ diversity of housing available

* 80. Please rate the Town of Bladensburg on: Vibrancy of downtown

* 81. Please rate the Town of Bladensburg on: Residential parking availability

* 82. Please rate the Town of Bladensburg on: Shopping opportunities

* 83. Please rate the Town of Bladensburg on: Dinning opportunities

* 84. Please rate the Town on: Recreation opportunities

* 85. Please rate the Town on: Cultural opportunities

* 86. Please rate the Town on:Transportation network

* 87. Please rate The Town of Bladensburg, overall.

* 88. What do you like best about Town of Bladensburg?

* 89. What do you like least about the Town of Bladensburg?

* 90. What improvements or changes would you like to see in the Town in the next five years?

* 91. Over the past 12 months, how often has someone in your household called or visited the Town for information or services?

* 92. Over the past 12 months, how often has someone in your household used or visited the Town’s main website, www.TownoofBladensburg.com

* 93. Over the past 12 months, how often has someone in your household viewed the Town’s Cable Channel.

* 94. Over the past 12 months, how often has someone in your household used the downtown area.

* 95. What services that are not currently provided would you like to have offered in the Town?

* 96. How many years have you lived in the Town?

* 97. What is your age (range)?

* 98. Are you a University student?

* 99. If you are a university student, then are you a:

* 100. Please check the box next to the ward in which you live.

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