The North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) is conducting this survey to assess needs in the region and determine how best to meet those needs. The NCRPC will host two Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) Workshops in February 2017. After the workshops, the NCRPC will offer additional services to communities needing assistance to develop a CIP. More information will be available at the workshops. All survey information will remain confidential; responses will only be shared in the aggregate form.

* 1. Name

* 2. Which of the following governing bodies do you represent?

* 3. What is the name of the governing body you represent?

* 4. Which of the following best describes your role with the governing body?

* 5. What is your overall impression of your city or county?

* 6. What is the condition of the following infrastructure in your city or county?

  New or Acceptable Signs of Decay Failing or Out of Compliance Not Applicable/None Present
Water Distribution
Water Storage
Water Treatment
Sewer Treatment
Sewer Collection
Streets/Bridges
Electric
Other:

* 7. Rate the overall importance of improving the following infrastructure in your community:

  Critical Important Not Applicable in our Community
Water Distribution
Water Storage
Water Treatment
Sewer Treatment
Sewer Collection
Streets/Bridges
Electric
Other:

* 8. If your city/county were to improve the following infrastructure, based on estimated cost and available resources, what would be the estimated time frame for project completion:

  Short (Less than 1 Year) Medium (1 Year to 5 Years) Long (5 Years or More) Not Applicable for my Community
Water Distribution
Water Storage
Water Treatment
Sewer Treatment
Sewer Collection
Streets/Bridges
Electric
Other:

* 9. What is the condition of the following buildings in your city or county?

  New or Acceptable Signs of Decay Failing or Out of Compliance Not Applicable/None Present
Nursing Home
Hospital
Health Clinic
Fire Station
EMS Services
Community Center
Courthouse/Municipal Building
Other:

* 10. Rate the overall importance of improving the following buildings in your community:

  Critical Important Not Applicable in our Community
Nursing Home
Hospital
Health Clinic
Fire Station
EMS Services
Community Center
Courthouse/Municipal Building
Other:

* 11. If your city/county were to improve the following buildings, based on estimated cost and available resources, what would be the estimated time frame for project completion:

  Short (Less than 1 Year) Medium (1 Year to 5 Years) Long (5 Years or More) Not Applicable for my Community
Nursing Home
Hospital
Health Clinic
Fire Station
EMS Services
Community Center
Courthouse/Municipal Building
Other:

* 12. What is the condition of the following in your city or county?

  New or Acceptable Signs of Decay Failing or Out of Compliance Not Applicable/None Present
Airport
Parks
Sidewalks
ADA Accessibility
Internet
Recycling
Other:

* 13. Rate the overall importance of improving the following in your community:

  Critical Important Not Applicable in our Community
Airport
Parks
Sidewalks
ADA Accessibility
Internet
Recycling
Other:

* 14. If your city/county were to improve the following, based on estimated cost and available resources, what would be the estimated time frame for project completion:

  Short (Less than 1 Year) Medium (1 Year to 5 Years) Long (5 Years or More) Not Applicable for my Community
Airport
Parks
Sidewalks
ADA Accessibility
Internet
Recycling
Other:

* 15. What revenue source(s) does your community use for financing capital improvements? (Mark all that apply)

* 16. What is the current outstanding debt of your community?

* 17. What are the estimated cash reserves of your community?

* 18. Do you have a current Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)?
A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) helps a local government take a critical look at itself, identify what is good, what could be improved and what opportunities for new projects exist. The CIP provides several benefits to local communities and counties including: a framework for decisions about area growth and development; Helps preserve existing property values; Acts as an effective administrative tool; Serves as a community education tool; Enhances opportunities for outside financial assistance; Promotes a more efficient government operation; Helps distribute costs more equitably over a longer period of time; Focuses community attention on priority goals, needs and capabilities.

* 19. Are you interested in receiving assistance from the North Central Regional Planning Commission to develop a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)?

* 20. Are you interested in participating in "Strategic Doing" with the North Central Regional Planning Commission?
Strategic Doing is a multi-step process used within a group of people to help focus decision making. Strategic Doing is most commonly carried out with the help of a neutral moderator. Strategic Doing is most commonly used to develop and implement a specific strategy, is most successful when based on collaboration and open networks, focuses on using what you have and leads to shared, measurable outcomes and a road map to follow throughout the decision making process. (Image courtesy of Purdue University Center for Regional Development)
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* 21. What is the best improvement your community has made in the past 5 years? How was it financed?

* 22. What are the biggest issues your city/county government faces in terms of decision making?

* 23. Many communities do not have the resources or population to provide certain amenities or improvements to their community. What needs do you see in your community that could be resolved through a regional effort? (ex. Recycling Service)

* 24. What is your email address?
We will use this address to notify you of the CIP workshops and assistance opportunities.

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