Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pro-cull City "Pleased" With Early Response to Deer Cull Survey

The city of Cranbrook has posted on their website that they are "pleased" with 500 responses to their deer cull survey.  They have not checked the IP addresses of the respondents as yet.  Some residents have reported that they were able to complete and submit the survey online twice, even three times. "We've had a couple of small issues arise shortly after the survey went public, but those have been corrected," says Zettel.  Can Cranbrook council assure everyone that these 500 responses weren't the result of several residents completing the survey more than once?

The following article is from E-know.


City pleased with early response to urban deer survey

Posted: March 14, 2014

Nearly five days since the urban deer resident survey was made available to residents of the City of Cranbrook, staff is pleased with the public interest and participation.

Since the survey became available on Monday morning (March 10), just over 500 surveys have been completed both online and via paper copies. The survey closes on Friday, March 28 at 4:30 p.m.

I am quite happy with the early response of our residents,” says Chris Zettel, Corporate Communications Officer with the City of Cranbrook. “I am beginning to see some trending with some of the results, but it is still too early to make any solid conclusions yet.”

The survey is intended to provide residents an opportunity to assess the effectiveness of the current deer management program and provide input to council on future direction of this initiative. The last time the public was surveyed about urban deer was September 2010. About 1,470 residents completed the 2010 survey.

Sometimes even with the best planning and testing little things do come up. We’ve had a couple of small issues arise shortly after the survey went public, but those have been corrected,” says Zettel. “I want to thank those residents that made us aware of those issues, so we could look after them.”

Residents can access the survey online on the city’s website – and click on ‘Urban Deer Resident Survey’ under City of Cranbrook Links on the homepage. Residents without access to a computer, printed versions of the survey will be available for pick up at reception at City Hall during regular business hours.

Residents requesting a paper copy must provide photo identification with a City of Cranbrook mailing address to be able to get a survey. Completed surveys can be mailed back to City Hall or dropped off by the 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 28 deadline. Postmarks will not be accepted. Completed surveys must be received at City Hall by the deadline date. Late submissions will be disqualified.

City of Cranbrook

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