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Volume 2  Issue 1        October 1998


The Survey Sent to Other Townships
Results Are In Bold

   Township:
   Date:
   Supervisor Name:
   Phone:
 
1. How do you feel about being one of five Supervisors instead of three?
  12 The Township has benefited from having five Supervisors
    2 There is no net difference in benefits to the Township
    0 The Township worked better with three Supervisors

2. How do you believe the citizens of your township now feel about having five Supervisors instead of three as once before?
    9 Most are pleased with having five Supervisors
    4 They are either neutral or equally divided on the matter
    0 Most wish they still had only three Supervisors

3. How has the workload been affected with five Supervisors?
  10 The workload is more widely disbursed and therefore more tolerable
    3 The workload is about the same
    1 The workload is more fragmented and therefore less tolerable

4. How has the supervisory process fared with five Supervisors?
    9 It has become more productive
    5 It is somewhat different, but productively is about the same
    0 It has become more unproductive

5. How has the involvement of citizens been affected?
    2 There is now more citizen involvement in township matters
  11 There is no change in citizen involvement
    0 The citizens are involved less than before the change

6. What are the political climate differences?
    7 Everything is fairer with five Supervisors
    7 There is no change in the political climate
    0 Politics have become more heated

7. Which of these statements do you think are true about a Five-person board?
  13 The board can function better than a three-person board in case of absences.
  10 Citizens are better represented by the board
    4 Meetings are longer than necessary and inefficient
    5 I think I do a better job than I could as part of a three-person board
    0 More people want to run for Supervisor
    1 More people come to meetings
    1 The additional cost to the taxpayer is unwarranted
    3 It encourages more politically motivated actions than a three-person board

Any additional comments written on the back of this form or on a separate sheet of paper will be greatly appreciated.

Results will he published in the October issue of the Charlestown Green Newsletter. If you do not mind a follow-up phone call on this subject, please include your phone number at the top of this page.
 

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