Teton County and the City of Choteau are updating their Growth Policies. The purpose of this survey is to gather information and to help the Planning Board identify issues and priorities to be reflected in the updates. Thank you for completing the survey.

* 1. Where do you live?

* 2. Please tell us how important each feature of Teton County/City of Choteau is to you.

  Not important Extremely Important
Open space
Small town/rural lifestyle
Sense of Community
Affordable housing
Friendly people
Clean water
Clean air

* 3. Please indicate the degree you agreed or disagree with the following stategies regarding economic development where you live.

  Not Important Extremely Important
Attract and create new jobs in the county
Support small businesses
Strengthen Main Street businesses and revitalize downtown
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

* 4. Please indicate the degree you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding infrastructure and local services in 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

* 5. 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