Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run 03

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Information about Accessible Bergen County Survey Dry Run 03
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Published on November 19, 2008

Author: Patrick.McCarthy

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Survey results

Bergen County Municipalities Allendale (Borough) Montvale (Borough) Alpine (Borough) Moonachie (Borough) Bergenfield (Borough) New Milford (Borough) Bogota (Borough) North Arlington (Borough) Carlstadt (Borough) Northvale (Borough) Cliffside Park (Borough) Norwood (Borough) Closter (Borough) Oakland (Borough) Cresskill (Borough) Old Tappan (Borough) Demarest (Borough) Oradell (Borough) Dumont (Borough) Palisades Park (Borough) East Rutherford (Borough) Paramus (Borough) Edgewater (Borough) Park Ridge (Borough) Elmwood Park (Borough) Ramsey (Borough) Emerson (Borough) Ridgefield (Borough) Englewood Cliffs (Borough) Ridgefield Park (Village) Englewood (City) Ridgewood (Village) Fair Lawn (Borough) River Edge (Borough) Fairview (Borough) River Vale (Township) Fort Lee (Borough) Rochelle Park (Township) Franklin Lakes (Borough) Rockleigh (Borough) Garfield (City) Rutherford (Borough) Glen Rock (Borough) Saddle Brook (Township) Hackensack (City) Saddle River (Borough) Harrington Park (Borough) South Hackensack (Township) Hasbrouck Heights (Borough) Teaneck (Township) Haworth (Borough) Tenafly (Borough) Hillsdale (Borough) Teterboro (Borough) Ho-Ho-Kus (Borough) Upper Saddle River (Borough) Leonia (Borough) Waldwick (Borough) Little Ferry (Borough) Wallington (Borough) Lodi (Borough) Washington Township Lyndhurst (Township) Westwood (Borough) Mahwah (Township) Wood-Ridge (Borough) Maywood (Borough) Woodcliff Lake (Borough) Midland Park (Borough) Wyckoff (Township)

Accessible Bergen County Survey Results Two populations: Responses Disability advocates (73) 20 29% Mayor’s of Bergen County (70) 10 13% `

Should Bergen have a competition? 1. Would you like to see an “Accessible Bergen County” award competition for all 70 municipalities in Bergen County?        Percent Advocates Mayors Total Yes 96.4% 18 8 26 No 3.6% 0 1 1 Answered question 18 9 Skipped question 2 1

1. Would you like to see an “Accessible Bergen County” award competition for all 70 municipalities in Bergen County? 



   

 



If you agree, why?   2. If you agree we SHOULD have an “Accessible Bergen County” award competition what do you think would be the benefits?  More towns will adopt Community Awareness Access for All Committee's 70.4% National recognition for the county 33.3% National recognition for the winning towns 33.3% State recognition for the winning towns 40.7% Appreciation for the challenges faced by those who are disabled 88.9% Mayor and town officials gain new knowledge of the services available to disabled residents. 85.2% Answered question 27, Skipped question 3

  2. If you agree we SHOULD have an “Accessible Bergen County” award competition what do you think would be the benefits? 

If you disagree, why? 3. If you believe we SHOULD NOT have an “Accessible Bergen County” award competition, what do you see as the challenges preventing the competition?  More towns will adopt Community Awareness Access for All Committee's 0% Not enough volunteers 50% Too high a “cost” in terms of county officials time 33 % Too complicated to organize 17% Too complicated to conduct 17% Could not find a sponsor to provide the award 33 % Towns will not compete because they do not see the benefits 83% Answered question 6, Skipped question 24

3. If you believe we SHOULD NOT have an “Accessible Bergen County” award competition, what do you see as the challenges preventing the competition? 

What department should PLAN 4. What department in county government would PLAN/ORGANIZE an “Accessible Bergen County” award competition?  County Executive 54 % Bergen County Sheriff 11% Bergen Community College 7% Community Transportation - Human Services Dept 18% Cooperative Library System (BCCLS), Bergen County 7% Disability Services - Human Services Dept 78% Environmental Council, Bergen County 4% Volunteer Center of Bergen County 18% Answered question 2, Skipped question 28

4. What department in county government would PLAN/ORGANIZE an “Accessible Bergen County” award competition? 

Rank the planning tasks 5.  Rank the planning tasks below in order of difficulty 1 most difficult 7 least difficult? Finding a sponsor to provide the award. 3.70 Finding impartial judges. 4.26 Designing an application that would be applicable at the county level. 3.83 Finding volunteers to persuade local municipal officials to compete . 3.35 Finding volunteers to conduct an evaluation event in each town. 3.42 Planning the award ceremony with an appropriate state official as presenter. 5.16 Public relations throughout the process to keep the general public informed. 4.56 Answered question 28, Skipped question 2

5.  Rank the planning tasks below in order of difficulty 1 most difficult 7 least difficult?

Planning tasks Ranked 1 Finding volunteers to persuade local municipal officials to compete. 3.35 2 Finding volunteers to conduct an evaluation event in each town. 3.42 3 Finding a sponsor to provide the award. 3.70 4 Designing an application that would be applicable at the county level. 3.83 5 Finding impartial judges. 4.26 6 Public relations throughout the process to keep the general public informed. 4.56 7 Planning the award ceremony with an appropriate state official as presenter. 5.16

What department should CONDUCT? 6. What department in county government would CONDUCT/EXECUTE the “Accessible Bergen County” award competition?  County Executive 41% Bergen County Sheriff 7% Bergen Community College 7% Community Transportation - Human Services Dept 11% Cooperative Library System (BCCLS), Bergen County1 0% Disability Services - Human Services Dept 74% Environmental Council, Bergen County 0% Volunteer Center of Bergen County 19% Answered question 27, Skipped question 3

Time Line to the Award Ceremony Award Ceremony Judging Evaluation Event Volunteers Receive applications Send applications Volunteers make request resolutions x 70 towns Create a county based application Secure impartial judges Secure an award sponsor County government passes a resolution County government accepts challenge

Award Ceremony

Judging

Evaluation Event Volunteers

Receive applications

Send applications

Volunteers make request resolutions x 70 towns

Create a county based application

Secure impartial judges

Secure an award sponsor

County government passes a resolution

County government accepts challenge

Award Ceremony

Judging

Evaluation Event Volunteers

Receive applications County employees

County employees

Send applications County employees

County employees

Volunteers make request resolutions x 70 towns Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Volunteer Development Department   Charisse Taylor - VP Program/Chief Program Officer Ext 247 [email_address] Janice Fowler - Volunteer Development Director 201-967-8100 Ext 234 Paramus Service Center 300 Forest Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

Volunteer Development Department  

Charisse Taylor - VP Program/Chief Program Officer Ext 247 [email_address]

Janice Fowler - Volunteer Development Director 201-967-8100 Ext 234

Paramus Service Center 300 Forest Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652

Create a county based application Volunteered to HELP: Nancy Starnes, Senior Vice President National Organization on Disability 910 Sixteenth St., NW Washington, DC  20006 Phone:   (202) 293-5960 Email      [email_address]

Volunteered to HELP:

Nancy Starnes, Senior Vice President

National Organization on Disability

910 Sixteenth St., NW

Washington, DC  20006

Phone:   (202) 293-5960

Email      [email_address]

Secure impartial judges Heightened Independence and Progress Eileen Goff, Executive Director E-Mail:   [email_address] 131 Main Street, Suite 120 Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 201-996-9100 E-Mail:   [email_address]

Heightened Independence and Progress

Eileen Goff, Executive Director E-Mail:   [email_address]

131 Main Street, Suite 120 Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 201-996-9100 E-Mail:   [email_address]

Secure an award sponsor “ My office will be pleased to assist in identification of appropriate funding sources.” William J. Yakowicz Director of Grants Administration Bergen Community College 400 Paramus Road Paramus, NJ 07652-1595 201.612.5253 [email_address]

“ My office will be pleased to assist in identification of appropriate funding sources.”

William J. Yakowicz

Director of Grants Administration

Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Road

Paramus, NJ 07652-1595

201.612.5253

[email_address]

County government passes a resolution County elected official

County elected official

County government accepts challenge County employee

County employee

What department should PLAN 1. This is a question for the county to answer     2. Industry representatives     3. Community Development 4. Bergen County Office on Disability Services or HIP

1. This is a question for the county to answer    

2. Industry representatives    

3. Community Development

4. Bergen County Office on Disability Services or HIP

What department should CONDUCT? 1. Disability Services 2. Disability Services 3. Disabilities services 4. Bergen County office on Disability Services or HIP

1. Disability Services

2. Disability Services

3. Disabilities services

4. Bergen County office on Disability Services or HIP

Rank the planning tasks 1. I would help in anyway to make this work I would even contact all elected officials to achieve this  2. Volunteers, Money, Time and Talent

1. I would help in anyway to make this work I would even contact all elected officials to achieve this 

2. Volunteers, Money, Time and Talent

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