In Montana, local governments utilize a "Growth Policy" to help guide decisions for growth and development. It is a locally produced, non-regulatory, and consensus driven plan. This survey is an opportunity for you to provide us with your opinions regarding the future of Valley County and to influence the guidance written into the plan. Your input will ensure that the plan reflects the values of the County's communities and residents.  Please note that this survey is just the beginning in gathering your advice and guidance.  Based upon the results of this survey the next steps will likely include in-person or virtual open houses to discuss the County's opportunities and issues and then ultimately a public hearing to consider adopting the new Growth Policy.

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* 1. Where do you live?

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* 2. What age group do you belong in?

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* 3. How long have you lived in the County?

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* 4. Have you lived in the County before and moved back?

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* 5. What industry do you work in?

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* 6. What do you like about living in the County?

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* 7. What would you improve in the County and why?

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* 8.
Which of the topics below is of the highest importance to you?  Please rank them 1 through 10, with 1 being the highest.

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* 9. Do you believe Valley County has adequate funding for the topics listed in Question 8 above.

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* 10. Is there an area of concern not listed in Question 8 above?

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* 11. Do you believe Valley County is doing enough to support farming and ranching?

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* 12. Do you feel confident that you have access to emergency services?

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* 13. Goals are an important part of the Growth Policy.  Let us know how important these potential goals are for the future of the County:

  Not very important Somewhat important Very important N/A
Protection of natural resources
Attract more jobs and businesses
Increase tourism
Increase access to recreation opportunities and state and federal lands
Increase collaboration between the County and Tribal governments
Increase collaboration between the County and City governments
Better maintenance of roads
Increase availability of social services
Increase public safety measures
Make the County safer for walking and biking
Protect private property rights
Ensure multiple use on public lands

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* 14. The Growth Policy will look at potential future trends and opportunities.  Over the next 20 years would you like to see Valley County work with partners to enhance its tourism infrastructure?

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* 15. Do you think Valley County should consider zoning regulations to govern land use in certain areas?

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* 16. Do you have other advice or guidance for the County?

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* 17. If you would like more information about this project, please provide us with your email address:

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