High density residential development and large, “Big Box” store commercialization can reduce the market value of your home, increase traffic and, in other ways, adversely affect the quality of life in your community.
The objective of this survey is to find what you think about these development strategies were they to be implemented where you live. Results of the survey – in summary format that doesn’t identify your specific responses – will then be given to County planners and Commissioners to influence the specifics of the Comprehensive Plan on which they are now working.
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All questions are closed-end (multiple choice). Despite the number of questions, filling out the questionnaire should only take 3 to 5 minutes – well worth the time given the potential effects of new zoning on your property values, traffic and other quality of life concerns.
Thanks for your participation! As you’ll see in the last question, $1 will be given to your choice among 5 major charities when you complete and submit your questionnaire.
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners recently sent the Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan back to the County’s Planning Department and the Planning and Zoning Commission for additional work.
The objective of the Plan – and of the new zoning that it recommends – is to grow the population of Carroll County which has been flat for more than a decade. More people living in the County will increase the County’s tax base. The question is, what should high density, “affordable” housing and large store (retail) commercialization have to do with it?
The purpose of this survey is to collect the opinions of 1000 or more Carroll County residents. 1000 is a lot of people taking a survey. Thank you for participating. Please do your best to encourage other residents to step up and let the County know what they think. When we’re done, responses will be publicized with the hope that the results, whatever they may be, will influence revisions to the Comprehensive Plan for everyone’s benefit.
So here we go… Just a relatively few, easy-to-answer questions. To participate, you’ll need to leave your first name, last name initial and address, No matter what, we won’t be sharing your survey responses with anyone. Your first name, last name initial and address are necessary to convince the County Commissioners that our survey responses are real.
Each person 18 or older in your household should answer separately.
Thanks. Here goes.