A Report Card for Rossland

Below is a summary of key results for each of the 32 State of Rossland indicators. More details regarding the results for each of these indicators, as well as important contextual information are provided in this report. The grades assigned to each indicator are based on a Community Grading Survey completed by 70 Rossland residents in April 2011. Due to a data error, a grade for Diversity of Total Housing Stock (LM-2) is not available at this time.

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Indicators

B

DWELLING DENSITY (LM-1) – In 2010, in the Rossland Core dwelling density was 8.57 Housing Units per hectare. Since 2007, Rosslan

DIVERSITY OF TOTAL HOUSING STOCK (LM-2 and HA-1) – In 2010, single family dwellings accounted for 77% of the housing units in Ro

B

AREA OF PROTECTED LAND AND PARKS (NE-1) – In 2010, Rossland had 381.77 ha of Protected Areas within the City boundaries. 6.8% of

B

RURAL STREAM WATER QUALITY (NE-2) – Between 2008 and 2009, according to City of Rossland testing, levels of E.Coli in Topping Cr

C

BUILDING PERMITS AND STARTS (ED-1 and HA-1) – In 2009, 86 building permits were issued, including 84 residential permits and two

C

PROPORTION OF LABOUR FORCE LIVING AND WORKING WITHIN ROSSLAND (ED-2) – According to the 2006 Census, 29% of employed Rossland re

B

NEW BUSINESS LICENSES (ED-3) – From 2005 to 2010, the number of business licenses issued annually in Rossland grew from 90 to 20

A

LENGTH AND LOCATION OF TRAILS (RL-1 and T-3) – In 2010, there were a total of 33.88 km of trails within the City boundary. The m

B

LEVEL OF SERVICE AND PARTICIPATION IN CITY RECREATION PROGRAMS (RL-2) – In total, 45 programs for a variety of age groups were o

A

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION LEVELS (RL-3) – In 2011, Rossland residents were very active, with 92% of Rosslanders in all age

D

PROPERTY TAXES (HA-3) – In 2009, the total residential property tax burden on a representative Rossland dwell- ing was $3,594 an

C

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND CORE HOUSING NEEDS (HA-4) – In 2006, 18% of Rossland’s households (rent- ing and owning) were spending

C

RENTING HOUSEHOLDS (HA-5) – In 2006, renting households in Rossland comprised 14% of total households. This has declined since 1

D

JOURNEY-TO-WORK MODE (T-1) – In 2006, over 83% of Rossland residents drove a motor vehicle to work. Only 1% of Rossland commuter

C

SATISFACTION WITH DOWNTOWN PEDESTRIAN AND TRANSIT ACCESSIBILITY BY SEASON AND AGE GROUP (T-4) – In 2011, 65% of residents indica

C

STUDENT ENROLLMENT (IC-1) – Since 2005, Rossland enrollment has declined by 9%, School District 20 enroll- ment has declined by

A

VOLUNTEERISM (IC-2 and SC-2) – In 2011, 84% of Rosslanders participated in at least one volunteer organization and 62% participa

A

CRIME RATES (SC-1) – Between 2008 and 2009, all forms of reported crime in Rossland declined with Total Crimes decreasing by app

B

CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES PARTICIPATION (SC-3) – The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture hosts 10 coffee houses and 3 to 5 perfor

B

SENSE OF COMMUNITY (SC-4) – In 2011, 89% of Rosslanders agreed completely or somewhat that there is a sense of community in Ross

D

ENERGY CONSUMPTION (E-1) – Residential electricity consumption per household has risen from 12,789 Kwh in 2005 to 14,924 Kwh in

D

AMOUNT OF WATER USED (WW-1) – Flow volumes from Rossland’s treatment plant suggest that from 2004 to 2009 average domestic use r

B

RESERVOIR LEVELS (WW-2) – Rossland’s Star Gulch reservoir was full to overflowing for all but nine days of the year in 2009. Dat

D

SOLID WASTE (WW-3) – Per capita garbage bags sold has increased from 8.6 large bags and 2.1 small bags per person per year in 20

C

VOTER TURNOUT (G-1) – Voter turnout in the Rossland 2008 Municipal election was 49%. Rossland’s voter turnout has gradually decl

C

SATISFACTION WITH DECISION INPUT (G-2) – In 2011, 21% of Rosslanders were very satisfied with their opportuni- ties for input in

C

SATISFACTION WITH INFORMATION QUALITY (G-3) – In 2011, 22% of Rosslanders were very satisfied with the timeli- ness, completenes