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Community Polls

In the past, the City of Morden tried having an online poll system for just over one year. The questions changed every two months. Here are the questions and results of the polls that took place. Due to the low response rate the polls were cancelled.

POLL #7 – January & February 2011 –
In order to market Morden as a tourist destination, the Town of Morden installed six billboards in the province in 2005. The billboards are located at Highways #14, #3, #75, Junction #10 & #3 and Highway #1 North and South. There are three design styles featuring; 1. Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre 2. Minnewasta Golf & Country Club 3. Morden’s Corn & Apple Festival.

Poll #7 – Question One: Have you seen or has someone mentioned seeing a Morden billboard?

Answer Total %
Yes
30
70%
No
13
13%
Total
43

POLL #7 – Question Two: What benefit do you feel the billboards have for the Town’s tourism marketing?

Answer Total %
No Benefit
2
4.7%
Little Benefit
18
41.9%
Good Beneft
17
39.5%
Great Benefit
6
14.0%
Total
43

POLL #6 – November & December 2010 –
When you selected Morden as a place to live, what was the most important factor in your decision?

Answer Total %
Beauty of the Town
9
21%
Sports & Recreation Facilities
2
5%
Health Care Services
5
11%
A Job
18
43%
All of the Above
8
20%
Total
42

POLL #5 – September & October 2010 –
As residential development continues to grow in Morden, which direction do you think the Town should grow ?

Answer Total %
North
14
20%
South
4
5%
East
35
48%
West
20
27%
TOTAL
73

POLL #4 – July & August 2010 –
25.5% of total expenses is allocated to Recreation & Cultural Services yet only 9.1% of income is from fees. The difference comes from taxes on properties in Morden. Do you feel non-residents should pay a surcharge (different rates) for the use of recreation facilities in Morden?

Answer Total %
Yes
80
85%
No
14
15%
TOTAL
94

POLL #3 – May & June 2010 –
Do you believe there are benefits to having a regionalized Police Service with Winkler?

Answer Total %
Yes
57
66%
No
30
34%
TOTAL
87

POLL #2 – March & April 2010 –
How important to you is the Town wide pathway system?

Answer Total %
Very Important
97
60%
Important
51
31%
Somewhat Important
5
3%
Not Important
10
6%
TOTAL
163

POLL #1 – January & February 2010 –
Which retail service do you feel Morden needs most?

Answer Total %
Menswear
25
11%
Grocery Store
166
73%
Auto Dealer
17
8%
Home Decorating
19
8%
TOTAL
227