Chouteau County is updating its Growth Policy. The purpose of this survey is to gather input to help the Planning Board identify issues and priorities to be reflected in the update. Thank you for completing the survey.

* 1. Where do you live? 

* 2. What is your age?

* 3. How long have you been a resident of Chouteau County?

* 4. Please indicate the degree you agree or disagree with the following strategies regarding economic development.

  Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree
Attract and create new jobs in the county
Support small businesses
Strengthen Main street businesses and revitalize downtown in the place where you live.
Promote value added agriculture products from the county
Support increased tourism
Support renewable energy investment. (i.e. wind, solar, ...)
Increase workforce development & training opportunities
Support Internet based home business and work opportunities

* 5. Please indicate the degree you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding infrastructure and local services in the town or area where you live.

  Strongly disagree Strongly agree
Roads - streets need to be improved
The water systems need to be upgraded where I live
The sewer system needs to be upgraded where I live
The area where I live needs more parks
The area where I live needs more trails
We need more places to shop
The county needs better access to health care services
The county has adequate resources to respond to disasters
There needs to be more activities for young people
Transit options should be expanded
We need faster/cheaper Internet service

* 6. Please indicate the degree you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding land use and natural resources.

  Strongly disagree Strongly agree
Noxious weeds are a problem
Protecting water quality should be a priority
Conservation easements are a good tool to protect open space and wildlife habitat
New growth should be located near existing towns
Protecting private property rights is important
Natural resource development (oil & gas) would be good for the county
New development should not increase property taxes
Properties that have been contaminated with hazardous substances should be cleaned up
Identify new areas for commercial development
Identify new areas for industrial development
The county or towns should preserve historic properties

* 7. Please tell us how important each feature of Chouteau County is to you.

  Not Important Very Important
Agriculture
Mountains
Open Space
Small Town/Rural Lifestyle
Sense of Community
Affordable Housing
Wildlife
Friendly People
Scenic Vistas
Clean Water
Clean Air

* 8. Please indicate the degree you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding housing in the town where you live.

  Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree
Rents are too high for the average worker
The cost to purchase a home is too high for the average worker
There is a shortage of rental units
These are vacant & dilapidated houses in town
There is a lack of affordable lots and/or homes to buy
There are not enough building sites for new homes
There are not enough building sites for apartments
There is lack of infrastructure to support new developments
There are older mobile homes that do not meet current standards

* 9. Please share other comments you may have regarding the Chouteau County Growth Policy.

Thank you for completing the survey.  

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