The results are in – Survey re use of Carleton Place facilities by Mississippi Mills residents

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The survey concerning the Use of Carleton Place facilities by Mississippi Mills residents has ended. 131 people responded to the survey. Here are the results.

1.Are you aware that Mississippi Mills pays for MM residents to use Carleton Place facilities
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
74.8% 98
No
21.4% 28
Other (please specify)
3.8% 5

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 2. Do you use Carleton Place facilities?

  answered question 131
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
34.4% 45
No
67.2% 88

 

 3. If you use Carleton Place facilities, which ones do you use?
  answered question 47
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Pool
85.1% 40
Library
34.0% 16
Arena
36.2% 17
Other
38.3% 18

 4. If you use Carleton Place facilities, how often per year do you use them

  answered question 41
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Less than four times per year
19.5% 8
Less than once per month
9.8% 4
Once per month
9.8% 4
Between one and four times per month
22.0% 9
More than four times per month
39.0% 16
Other (please specify) 10

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5. Do you think that Mississippi Mills should pay for you to use these Carleton Place Services

  answered question 122
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  Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
22.1% 27
No
77.9% 95

 If not, is there an alternative that would allow MM residents to use Carleton Place facilities that you would propose.


 53 respondents stated that residents of Mississippi Mills should use MM facilities. The rest of the comments are printed here verbatim.

  1.  Users can pay CP an elevated fee and MM can reimburse the fee.
  2. It's great to have the perks of this arrangement and not have to pay fees for use of service. I would hate to see that end if MM does not have plans to provide these services within the community.
  3. Maybe a lower rate for use of the pool since we already have other facilities.
  4. As a new resident, I did not know about this. They should make it more widely known.
  5. Build a good sized indoor pool & extend the library & collection (it is miserly compared to C.P.) – for example search "Farley Mowat" (as I did in a random search recently)

  6. At $140,000 per year we could quickly pay for our own pool. We have our own library and arena. I also think out of town people who rent the arena should pay more.

  • When my son was small we did use the pool at least once a week sometimes more. We paid an admission $2 or $3 but that was 2002 – 2006. The place was very run down and dirty but hey we also swam in the Mississippi! Does the town pay the Kanata wave pool because we and many others go there or the Nick Smith rec centre in Arnprior? I have an idea, instead of a $450,000 skatepark which will be closed to kids all winter, put that towards a public pool to be used all year round by people of all ages, fit or not so fit?
  • Should pay for pool but have representation on the Carleton Place and Area Pool board (that should be independent of Carleton Place council) to determine costs to be levied. All other transfer fees should be abolished. We already pay for 2 arenas and lots of soccer fields – why would we pay to support Beckwith fields? If Ramsay taxpayers present their receipts showing increased costs related to being grouped as "out-of-town" participants, reimburse them the difference in price. The question would then be, should Miss Mills also reimburse similar costs to people who take their recreation in Arnprior or Ottawa?
  • If MM is going to pay for these services the people should be advised that these facilities are available and encouraged to use them.
  • I have a daughter in the CPGHA and I do not have to pay the user fee that I do with the CPCC due to the agreement in place. I don't believe that me or Mississippi Mills should have to pay at all. My registration fee covers the usage of the facilities and equipment, and it doesn't cost me anything more to use the facilities than a CP resident. If the concern is the impact on the facilities due to the volume of the usage from Mississippi Mills residents…..consider that Mississippi Mills residents in some cases may actually be sustaining some of these programs. Furthermore, the water that my child paddles on at CPCC is free and eventually flows through to Almonte. Furthermore, typically these people that are from Mississippi Mills bring plenty of revenue into Carleton Place, as most of us shop there while our children are participating in activities.
  • We pay extra for the CP Canoe Club. Maybe there could be better facilities for using the river around Almonte? Sailing? Rowing? Is the administration of payments more costly than useful?
  • amount of money it takes to maintain and staff a pool alone is a bargain at $14,000 per year. Many use the pool as there is no other in the area. Money well spent.
  • Build a pool in Almonte!
  • Provide some type of pass paid for by MM for the few people who use their facilities. In this way MM Rec. Dept andCouncil would have an indication of the degree of MM resident usage and be in a better position to decide whether the present cost sharing arrangement benefits MM.
  • Let the users of those facilities from MM pay the cost of using those facilities on their own.
  • only alternative for me would be a pool in Almonte
  • I hope we dont pay to use the arena's since the teams our children play for pay for the ice.
  • There should be some form of compensation or funding for residents who use the facilities such as the arena or library, but but live closer to CP than Almonte. As far as the pool goes everyone should pay their own way. I believe the current agreement evolved from the existing arrangement between Ramsay Township and CP at amalgamation. (submitted by an Almonte resident)
  • Is there a reciprocal arrangement in place with CP, for their residents to pay for the use of our facilities (library)?
  •  Pay as you go, I guess you'd call that a user fee for out of towners.
  • Municipal funding should be limited to services not available in MM; e.g., the swimming pool. An alternative could be for any residents wanting to use a service not provided by MM to get a pass/book of tickets from MM at the same rates as CP residents. MM would then pay the balance of the fee (difference between resident and non-resident rates) to CP.
  • I think that the cost of using their facilities is too high. The pool seems to be the facilitity that is unique to Carleton Place. Let's get a pool in our community OR update the information regarding the frequency and type of facility being used and then ensure that the cost is fair. Also, has there ever been any assessment re: Carleton Place residents using Miss Mills facilities?
  • Comment re: #5 that had no 'other'…. I'd like to know how much more $ I would have to pay above the $325-ish dollars I already pay for a year long pool membership.
  • Comment re: #5 that had no 'other'…. I'd like to know how much more $ I would have to pay above the $325-ish dollars I already pay for a year long pool membership.
  • A card-system for MM residents to get subsidies on user-pay services.
  • Pay as you go. This is amount of money should be for equal access for everyone on MM not just for the people who live close to CP.
  • Fee for use
  • Pay your own way. Or move there.
  • Pay as you go. If you use the facilities then pay to use them. The one service they have we do'nt is the pool. Perhaps a partial MM subsidy for the pool only might be appropriate, but I'd prefer not. I swim in the river and it works for me just fine…
  • This arrangement was in place for Ramsay Ward residents prior to amalgamation. With ramsay finding 43 cents of every tax dollar – one message – hands off this agreement!
  • MM needs a Library, Pool and Arena of their own. While I understand that this can't be achieved quickly, it should become part of the longer term plan. Until then , I would clearly be cheaper for MM to reimburse those that use CP facilities rather than to pay a lump sum

  • I already pay towards the use of the pool. In November, I paid an annual family membership of $485.00