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DEMOGRAPHICS
Please provide the response that best describes you.

1. Gender:
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2. Age:
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3. Place you live:
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4. Family income range:
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5.What determined the site in which you are currently living? (Multiple answers allowed.)
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On a scale of 5 (strongly agree) to 1 (strongly disagree), please indicate your level of agreement with the statements about the Morgan City / Berwick area.

INFRASTRUCTURE
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
1. My community delivers reliable electricity, water, and sewer services.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
2. Residential recycling and trash services meet customer needs.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
3. Street services are reliable and safe.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
4. Water runoff from storms is controlled and minimizes flooding.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
5. I can travel by car to locations in my community with minimal delays.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
6. Sidewalks are usable and provide options to driving my car.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
7. Bike lanes/paths are usable and provide options to driving my car.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
8. My community has affordable public transportation.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
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SAFETY
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
9. My community provides quality police services.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
10. My family feels safe in our community.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
11. The community provides quality fire/rescue services.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
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APPEARANCE
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
12. My community provides attractive parks, trails and other green spaces.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
13. Neighborhoods, parks and thoroughfares are clean.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
14. Entryways into Town/City are welcoming, clean, and reflect community pride.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
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RECREATION
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
15. There are abundant recreational opportunities for all members of my family.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
16. The community provides activities and services needed by senior citizens.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
17. The community provides quality youth activities.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
18. Water recreation (boating, fishing, kayaking, etc.) is available to all.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
19. There are plentiful opportunities to enjoy the arts.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
20. There are sufficient opportunities (festivals, community events, etc.) to gather as a community.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
21. My community has adequate golfing facility access.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
22. My community has adequate pet friendly parks.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
23. My community is attracting business and entrepreneurial opportunities.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
24. I am familiar with the land development and zoning plan of my community.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
25. My community supports housing development and neighborhood maintenance to attract new residents.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
26. My community is attracting jobs that pay well from employers that offer benefits.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
27. My community supports existing employers that pay well and offer benefits.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
28. There are sufficient opportunities to participate in community government.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
29. The quality of public education positively impacts my home’s value and economic development.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
30. My community has an advertised community market where small businesses can sell homemade goods and produce.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
31. My community uses the Mainstreet Program to advance economic development opportunities.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
32. My community has a sufficient ecology focus that allows for the development of green technologies.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
33. The job opportunities in my community support young adults remaining here.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
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PROMOTION
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
34. I feel informed about community services and events.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
35. My community uses multiple outlets to communicate the positives of our area.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
36. My community promotes flood protection, quality education, and available properties to promote the relocation of families and businesses into our area.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
37. The quality of life and community offerings are promoted as a selling point for economic development.
5 Strongly Agree
4 Agree
3 Neutral
2 Disagree
1 Strongly Disagree
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On a scale of 5 (very important) to 1 (not important), please rate the importance of each education strategy for quality-of-life in the Berwick/Morgan City area.

EDUCATION STRATEGY
5 Very Important
4 Important
3 Neutral
2 Unimportant
1 Very Unimportant
1. Retain high quality teachers and staff as an asset in parish economic development.
5 Very Important
4 Important
3 Neutral
2 Unimportant
1 Very Unimportant
2. Compensate teachers at a rate to within the top five K-12 school districts in the State.
5 Very Important
4 Important
3 Neutral
2 Unimportant
1 Very Unimportant
3. Strengthen the K-12 partnership with South Central Louisiana Community College - Young Memorial Campus.
5 Very Important
4 Important
3 Neutral
2 Unimportant
1 Very Unimportant
4. Offer structurally sound and up-to-date school facilities considering consolidation for declining enrollments.
5 Very Important
4 Important
3 Neutral
2 Unimportant
1 Very Unimportant
5. Expand program offerings of computer science, the arts, STEM courses, orchestra, advanced placement (AP) classes, entrepreneurship, etc.
5 Very Important
4 Important
3 Neutral
2 Unimportant
1 Very Unimportant
6. Expand facilities to include a swimming pool for year-round student education and competition along with year-round citizen fitness and aquatherapy.
5 Very Important
4 Important
3 Neutral
2 Unimportant
1 Very Unimportant
7. Provide library services that remain current and meet all resident needs.
5 Very Important
4 Important
3 Neutral
2 Unimportant
1 Very Unimportant
8. Communicate a strategic plan to address changes in student enrollments, state expectations, and workforce needs.
5 Very Important
4 Important
3 Neutral
2 Unimportant
1 Very Unimportant
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TAXATION
Would you favor additional taxes for the following?

(On a $75,000 home assessed at 10% of FMV, or $7,500, one mill results in a tax of $7.50.)

No, none needed
Yes, 0-3 millages
Yes, 4-7 millages
Yes, 8-10 millages
To provide public transportation from subdivisions to healthcare and education facilities
No, none needed
Yes, 0-3 millages
Yes, 4-7 millages
Yes, 8-10 millages
To enhance recreation offerings (Ex. turfed ball fields, community natatorium, etc.)
No, none needed
Yes, 0-3 millages
Yes, 4-7 millages
Yes, 8-10 millages
To provide curbside residential recycling
No, none needed
Yes, 0-3 millages
Yes, 4-7 millages
Yes, 8-10 millages
To supplement wages for workers with disabilities so they can be employed in our area
No, none needed
Yes, 0-3 millages
Yes, 4-7 millages
Yes, 8-10 millages
To upgrade school facilities and technology support.
No, none needed
Yes, 0-3 millages
Yes, 4-7 millages
Yes, 8-10 millages
To maintain community high schools and avoid high school consolidation
No, none needed
Yes, 0-3 millages
Yes, 4-7 millages
Yes, 8-10 millages
To keep elementary schools open even with low and declining enrollment
No, none needed
Yes, 0-3 millages
Yes, 4-7 millages
Yes, 8-10 millages
To increase K-12 teacher pay.
No, none needed
Yes, 0-3 millages
Yes, 4-7 millages
Yes, 8-10 millages
To provide for a redevelopment authority
No, none needed
Yes, 0-3 millages
Yes, 4-7 millages
Yes, 8-10 millages
To impose a vacancy tax on owners so they will sell or upgrade their properties for development and use
No, none needed
Yes, 0-3 millages
Yes, 4-7 millages
Yes, 8-10 millages
Do you have additional comments?