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Radnor Citizens Budget Survey

1. If required to balance the 2011 Radnor Township budget, Radnor should


increase its revenues by:

Response
Agree Disagree No Opinion
Count

Increasing property taxes 25.9% (192) 69.7% (516) 4.3% (32) 740

Increasing current fees for


63.0% (466) 31.1% (230) 5.9% (44) 740
services

Adding a NEW 1% Income tax 17.6% (130) 79.5% (588) 3.0% (22) 740

Adding NEW fees for existing


43.6% (323) 47.4% (351) 8.9% (66) 740
services

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2. If required to balance the 2011 Radnor Township budget, Radnor should
reduce its expenses for:

Response
Agree Disagree No Opinion
Count

Athletic field maintenance 55.9% (414) 36.4% (269) 7.7% (57) 740

Building / code enforcement 34.2% (253) 56.9% (421) 8.9% (66) 740

Summer classes/camps 69.1% (511) 25.8% (191) 5.1% (38) 740

Fire services 9.5% (70) 86.4% (639) 4.2% (31) 740

Ambulance & rescue services 9.1% (67) 86.4% (639) 4.6% (34) 740

Autumn leaf collections 52.4% (388) 43.8% (324) 3.8% (28) 740

Recycling 29.6% (219) 65.3% (483) 5.1% (38) 740

Library services 26.8% (198) 68.6% (508) 4.6% (34) 740

Open space purchases 69.9% (517) 25.1% (186) 5.0% (37) 740

Park and trail maintenance 48.0% (355) 46.2% (342) 5.8% (43) 740

Police (security) 13.1% (97) 83.1% (615) 3.8% (28) 740

Police (traffic control) 37.7% (279) 58.1% (430) 4.2% (31) 740

Road repair (patching/paving) 14.9% (110) 81.1% (600) 4.1% (30) 740

Snow removal 19.2% (142) 77.0% (570) 3.8% (28) 740

Trash collection 24.9% (184) 70.5% (522) 4.6% (34) 740

Sewer maintenance 14.5% (107) 78.0% (577) 7.6% (56) 740

Stormwater management 24.1% (178) 67.8% (502) 8.1% (60) 740

Street signs & traffic lights 41.1% (304) 50.8% (376) 8.1% (60) 740

Township beautification 72.7% (538) 21.2% (157) 6.1% (45) 740

Winter rec programs 77.2% (571) 17.8% (132) 5.0% (37) 740

Wayne Senior Center 47.6% (352) 42.7% (316) 9.7% (72) 740

Radnor Studio 21 71.9% (532) 15.1% (112) 13.0% (96) 740

Willows maintenance 58.5% (433) 31.2% (231) 10.3% (76) 740

Wayne Art Center 64.3% (476) 28.4% (210) 7.3% (54) 740

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Street cleaning 44.2% (327) 48.6% (360) 7.2% (53) 740

Bulk item pick-ups 58.9% (436) 34.5% (255) 6.6% (49) 740

Surrey services for seniors 42.3% (313) 47.2% (349) 10.5% (78) 740

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3. Looking beyond our immediate budget shortfall to when Radnor


Township's revenues exceed its expenses Radnor should:

Response
Agree Disagree No Opinion
Count

Reduce taxes 59.2% (438) 34.2% (253) 6.6% (49) 740

Reduce/eliminate fees for services 39.5% (292) 52.3% (387) 8.2% (61) 740

Add surplus to "rainy day" fund 78.4% (580) 15.7% (116) 5.9% (44) 740

Enhance fire services 33.2% (246) 49.7% (368) 17.0% (126) 740

Enhance ambulance & rescue


35.5% (263) 47.8% (354) 16.6% (123) 740
services

Purchase more open space 37.4% (277) 53.6% (397) 8.9% (66) 740

Enhance library services 52.7% (390) 38.8% (287) 8.5% (63) 740

Enhance police (security) 44.6% (330) 43.8% (324) 11.6% (86) 740

Enhance police (traffic control) 28.2% (209) 58.5% (433) 13.2% (98) 740

Improve road conditions 58.4% (432) 29.2% (216) 12.4% (92) 740

Enhance sewer system 43.9% (325) 37.0% (274) 19.1% (141) 740

Enhance storm water management 47.6% (352) 36.1% (267) 16.4% (121) 740

Enhance parks 39.7% (294) 47.4% (351) 12.8% (95) 740

Increase services for seniors 33.1% (245) 50.5% (374) 16.4% (121) 740

Enhance commercial districts 35.0% (259) 50.5% (374) 14.5% (107) 740

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4. Please provide some basic information about yourself

Response
Yes No
Count

I am a Radnor resident 97.8% (715) 2.2% (16) 731

I own my home 95.6% (698) 4.4% (32) 730

I rent my home 4.6% (28) 95.4% (581) 609

I work in Radnor 33.4% (226) 66.6% (451) 677

I own a business in Radnor 14.9% (97) 85.1% (553) 650

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5. Additional survey data

Response
18 to 24 25 to 44 45 to 64 over 64
Count

My current age 0.4% (3) 25.0% (184) 58.4% (430) 16.2% (119) 736

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6. Additional survey data

more than 20 Response


0 to 5 years 6 to 10 years 11 to 20 years
years Count

I have lived in Radnor 13.7% (100) 18.7% (137) 31.1% (227) 36.5% (267) 731

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7. Please provide any other budget advice, concerns or suggestions.

Response
Count

339

answered question 339

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