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City of Greenville FY 2013-2014 Budget Survey

  1. Instructions
    You will be assisting the City of Greenville by providing useful information concerning the FY 2013-2014 Budget and how we can improve. When completing this form, it is not necessary that you provide your name or address as anonymous submissions will be accepted. When completed, please press the Submit button, or if you prefer, print it out and mail to the address provided at the end of the survey.
  2. 1. Are you a resident or property owner in the City of Greenville, Texas?*
  3. The chart below shows the current level (FY 2012-2013) of funding for various City services to be evaluated.
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  5. 2. Please evaluate the following levels of service provided by the City of Greenville and indicate your level of satisfaction.
  6. Public Safety - Fire
  7. Fire Administration
    Plans and directs all fire division activities, develops fire policies, evaluates performance, develops and administers budgets, maintains records and files, counsels and resolves conflicts.
  8. Fire Operations
    Fire rescue, fire suppression and prevention, hazardous material mitigation, fire code enforcement, business facility inspections, home inspections, first aid and public education about fire safety and prevention.
  9. Fire Prevention
    Reduce the number and severity of fires in Greenville through public education, fire code enforcement and arson investigation.
  10. Emergency Management
    Disaster preparedness related programs including public information, outdoor warning, siren maintenance, planning, communication expenses and simulation training.
  11. Public Safety - Police
  12. Police Administration
    Provides support and is responsible for all divisions within the Police Department.
  13. Criminal Investigation Division
    The investigation of all Part 1 and major offenses (homicide, forcible rape, assault, burglary, theft and auto theft); other felony offenses and misdemeanor offenses. Work to reduce illegal drug activity and criminal street gang operation.
  14. Patrol/Operations
    Enforces laws, prevents criminal acts, apprehends offenders, and recovers stolen or lost property, regulates non-criminal conduct and performs community-policing activities. Administers the Citizens Police Academy, the Summer of Safety program, the School Resource Officer with the Greenville Independent School District; and the Citizens on Patrol (COPS).
  15. Public Works
  16. Streets
    Provides concrete work, hazardous sidewalk replacement, street patching/repairs and maintenance, tree cutting, ditch cleaning, culvert replacements, storm sewer repairs, blade work, house demolitions, street sweeping, and other related street maintenance.
  17. Traffic
    Placement and maintenance of all signs, barricades and traffic cones, makes the majority of its own signs and paints curbs, crossing zones, and street striping, trimming trees as necessary to maintain proper sight clearances, and welding/cutting for as needed throughout City departments.
  18. Solid Waste
    Solid waste services are provided via contract with a private hauling and collection company. The company currently providing this service is Progressive Waste. Once collection is complete, the company hauls the City’s waste to Maloy Landfill where the City has a separate contract for the disposal of that waste.
  19. Household Hazardous Waste
    The Greenville-Hunt County Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is available to residents of participating cities and residents in the unincorporated areas of Hunt County free of charge.
  20. Water Distribution
    Water Distribution is responsible for maintenance, repair and construction of the water distribution system, which consists of mains, valves, fire hydrants and service lines from water mains to individual meters.
  21. Wastewater Collection
    Responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of the sewage collection system including mains, service lines and manholes. This division is completing the SSO Initiative / Sewer Line Improvement Program.
  22. Community Services
  23. Parks and Recreation
    Provides management and direction for the operations of the Parks, Recreation, Cemetery, Aquatic, and Golf divisions formulates and implements goals, objectives and strategic plans, and provides staff support to the Parks Board and Tree Board.
  24. Recreation Activities
    Quality and availability of sports leagues and community events and activities.
  25. Golf Course
    Operations of the City's 39 acre, 9-hole Wright Park Golf Course.
  26. Library
    The mission of the W. Walworth Harrison Public Library is to provide equitable access to the evolving world of information, education, and leisure, which will enhance the vitality of life in the City of Greenville.
  27. Main Street
    The Main Street Division promotes downtown revitalization through a comprehensive approach of economic restructuring, design, historic preservation, and promotion to enhance the cultural, economic and historical significance of downtown.
  28. Venue Management
    The creation of this fund followed discussions between the City Council and the Tourism Advisory Board on ways to better utilize the 1,734 seat Greenville Municipal Auditorium (GMA) for promotion of tourism and the arts.
  29. Administration
  30. City Council
    The policy-making arm of city Government. The Council has a wide variety of tasks which include passing local laws, approving expenditures, appointing board and commission members, ordering regular and special elections, and considering zoning issues.
  31. City Secretary
    Establishes and maintains open communications with the citizens, City Council, and other city departments. The City Secretary attends all City Council and other administrative meetings as needed, prepares, records, maintains minutes, ordinances, resolutions, agendas, proclamations, contracts, and other official documents.
  32. Municipal Court
    The Municipal Court Judge presides over all trials and hearings, levies fines, sets bails, accepts bonds, issues arrest and search warrants, administers juvenile magistrate’s warnings and arraigns prisoners for Class C misdemeanor offenses.
  33. City Manager
    Responsible for the administration of all City Departments and for developing City Council policy decisions into viable work programs. The City Manager’s office directs the content of the City’s website, social media sites, and public access cable television stations, and is responsible for public information, public relations.
  34. Finance
    Provides City of Greenville decision-makers and stakeholders (City Council, Directors, Managers, staff and citizens) with accurate and timely financial and procurement services.
  35. Human Resources
    Responsible for administering the City’s Personnel policies and procedures. Major functions include employee recruitment and selection, employee job classification, benefit administration, performance evaluations, payroll administration and maintenance of official personnel records.
  36. Community Development
  37. Planning and Zoning
    Provides management and clerical support for all Divisions within the Community Development Department and is responsible for implementing and enforcing the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Ordinance.
  38. Code Enforcement
    Code Enforcement Division is responsible for enforcement of the City’s Building, Health and Food Safety, Property Maintenance, and Zoning codes.
  39. Abatement Mowing
    Provides maintenance and support for the operations of code enforcement, city owned lots and special clean-up events. The department is responsible for mowing over two hundred and fifty city owned lots as well as lots that have been issued code enforcement violations.
  40. Animal Control
    Animal Control is responsible for enforcing the City’s animal control ordinances, providing care for and tracking the disposition of impounded animals, operating and maintaining the Greenville Animal Shelter and providing staff support to the Animal Shelter Advisory Board.
  41. 3. Are there City of Greenville services or programs not listed in the previous question that you feel should be reduced or eliminated?
  42. 5. Are there new services or programs that the City of Greenville should offer?
  43. 7. Do you support a property tax increase to increase the levels of service or to add new services?
  44. 8. If you answered yes to the previous question - how much of a property tax increase would you support to increase levels of service or add new service?
  45. 9. Do you support a property tax increase to maintain existing services provided by the City of Greenville?
  46. 10. A current issue facing all municipalities is the condition of their assets such as roads, bridges, parks, etc.), the rate at which they are deteriorating, and the funding available to repair or replace the assets. Knowing that the City of Greenville, like all municipalities, has an infrastructure gap, do you support an increase in taxes specifically for the rehabilitation or replacement of existing infrastructure?
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