The Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Wayne County Planning Department are now engaged in an update of the Wayne County Comprehensive Plan.

A critical part of this planning effort is gathering of direct public input.  Community surveys of Wayne County residents and vacation-home owners will help in formulating updated recommendations dealing with expected growth, land use, community facilities and transportation, among other issues. Your help with this survey, therefore, is extremely important and a special opportunity for you to comment and tell us more about your perspective on County needs.

Thank you for participating!

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* 2. How many years have you been a resident of Wayne County?

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* 4. How many years have you lived in your current home?

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* 6. If you own land in Wayne County, how many acres of land do you own?'

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* 17. This question attempts to understand how you feel about Wayne County's current characteristics.  Put another way, please tell us why you continue to live in Wayne County by rating the importance of each of the following reasons.

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reason
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reason
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reason
Affordable housing
Cellular phone service
Child care
Economic development
Environmental protection
Health care facilities
Higher education
High-speed internet
Land use controls
Open space
Overdevelopment/sprawl
Police protection
Public schools
Public services
Public transportation
Recreation/cultural faciliities
Roads & highways
Senior day care
Senior programs
Sewage disposal
Shopping availability
Taxes & cost of government
Water supplies
Youth programs

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* 18. This question is about what you believe needs to be addressed in the future to make Wayne County a better place to live. Please tell us how you rate these potential future needs.

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issue
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Important
issue
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Important
issue
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Affordable housing
Cellular phone service
Child care
Economic development
Environmental protection
Health care facilities
Higher education
High-speed internet
Land use controls
Open space
Overdevelopment/sprawl
Police protection
Public schools
Public services
Public transportation
Recreation/cultural faciliities
Roads & highways
Senior day care
Senior programs
Sewage disposal
Shopping availability
Taxes & cost of government
Water supplies
Youth programs

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* 19. Affordale housing has always been an issue for Wayne County.  Please tell us what you see as the most important needs in regard to providing affordable housing in Wayne County.

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Intensive job creation and income improvement efforts to enable more persons to afford better housing.
Public/private development partnerships geared toward self-help approaches.
New government subsidized housing project for low-income families.
Additional government subsidies to support the rents of low-income households in their existing housing.
Rehabilitation grants/loans for landlords.
Rehabilitation grants/loans for homeowners.
Temporary housing assistance for those needing emergency shelter.
Group housing for the physically or mentally handicapped.
Technical assistance in building, buying or financing a home.
Reforming of land use regulations to permit more affordable housing to be constructed.
Extension of initial sewer & water services to areas where more affordable housing might be developed.

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* 20. If college or post-secondary educational opportunities in the County were to be expanded upon, which of the following would be the five most important opportunities to provide?

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Important
Accounting/bookkeeping training
Public administration training
Sales, financial or real estate training
Professional vocational training (e.g., HVAC, welding, mechanical skills, technology)
Para-legal training
Agricultural or veterinary related training
Para-medical nursing or other health related training
Cultural development - liberal arts education
General career entry preparation
G.E.D. programs for those lacking high school diplomas
Specialized training geared toward needs of specific employees
Heavy equipment -vehicle operator training

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* 21. Where do you most frequently shop?  Consider not only everyday goods and services such as groceries and haircuts but also special purchases such as appliances and entertainment.

  Frequently Occasionally Rarely Not at All
Allentown/Bethlehem
Binghamton
Callicoon
Carbondale
Forest City
Hamlin/Lake Ariel
Hancock/Deposit
Hawley/Lakevile
Honesdale/Indian Orchard
Liberty/Monticello
Middletown
Milford/Matamoras/Port Jervis
Montrose
Moscow/Daleville/Gouldsboro
Mount Pocono
Narrowsburg
New Milford
New York City
Newfoundland
Scranton/Dunmore/Dickson City/Wilkes-Barre
Stroudsburg
Susquehanna
Tobyhanna
Waymart
On-line/catalog
Other

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* 24. Which of the following, in your opinion, are the most needed jobs in the County?

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Administrative support occupations
Executive, administrative or managerial
Farming and forestry occupations
Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, labor
Machine operators, fabricators and inspectors
Other service occupations
Precision production, craft and repair occupations
Private household services
Professional specialties
Protective services
Sales occupations
Technicians and related support occupations
Transportation and material making occupations

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* 25. What types of commercial enterprises do we need more of in Wayne County?  Check all that apply.

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* 26. What types of industrial enterprises do we need more of in Wayne County?  Check all that apply.

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* 27. Based on your experience as a resident, how great a problem do you feel each of the following issues are for Wayne County?

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Important
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Important
Not
Important
Ambulance service
Arts and cultural offerings
Blight
Child care / family support
Continuing education
Crime
Domestic violence
Downtown revitalization
Drug and alcohol abuse
Economic opportunities
Educational system quality
Elder care (day care, etc.)
Fire protection
Health care
Higher education