Welcome to the Raisinville Township Master Plan Survey.

We are looking for your input as we begin the process of reviewing and updating the Raisinville Township Master Plan.
Your responses will help the Planning Commission and Township Board plan for the future of the Township.

This survey asks for your opinion on a variety of questions regarding growth and development in Raisinville.
Please answer each question as you see fit. Your responses will remain confidential.
Only one response is allowed per computer. Additional surveys are available at Township Hall.

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1. How long have you lived in Raisinville Township?

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2. In what type of housing do you live?

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3. If you own land, how many acres?

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4. What is your relationship to farming and agriculture in Raisinville Township?

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5. How old are you?

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6. Including yourself, how many adults 18 and over live in your household?

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7. How many children under 18 live in your household

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8. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly disagree Disagree No opinion Agree Strongly agree
If I were to  move to another residence now, I would remain in Raisinville.
When I retire, I will remain in Raisinville.
I will continue to live in Raisinville even if it becomes more developed.
I prefer to live on a lot less than 3 acres in size.
I prefer to live on a lot of 3 to 10 acres.
I prefer to live on a lot that is more than 10 acres.

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9. Please identify the following factors as to why you chose to live in Raisinville:

  Not Important Somewhat important Neutral Important Very Important
Centrally located to urban areas
Quality of schools
Rivers, trees, natural features
Low crime rate
Churches
Reasonable housing prices
Open spaces/rural character
Found the type of housing that I wanted
Close to my job
Family/friends live nearby
Investment potential
Availability of larger lots
Progressive, growing community

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10. Please indicate which top three statements best describe your opinion about open spaces/rural character.

  Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
Less homes or development
Less people and population density, more privacy, less noise or light pollution
Active farming
Views dominated by large fields of corn or soybeans
Views dominated by country homes on large residential lots
Availability of locally grown produce and food
Presence of agricultural businesses such as feed & seed, supplies, or other

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11. Please indicate which one statement best describes your opinion about the Township's growth:

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12. Please indicate to what extent each of the following conditions is a problem in Raisinville:

  Serious problem Somewhat of a problem Neutral Seldom a problem Not a problem at all
Commercial development along M-50
Too many homes being built on smaller lots
Lack of a public water system
Lack of a public sanitary sewer system
Traffic along M-50
Poor condition of roads
Lack of electric car charging stations
Low number of parks
Lack of bicycle paths and/or trails
Loss of agricultural land
Public safety (Police & fire) response time
Lack of senior services
Quality of cellular communications
Lack of broadband accessibility (Internet access)
Light or noise pollution
Too many signs and billboards
Impeded farm equipment traffic flow along roadways due to mailboxes and newspaper boxes located on both sides of roads

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13. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly agree
Development should only be allowed if adequate public services are available such as water, sewer, roads, police, fire, schools, etc.
The Township should try to preserve some land along the River Raisin for public use and enjoyment.
Commercial and industrial development is needed to keep taxes reasonable.
Growth and development is acceptable as long as the Township's natural resources are preserved.
Growth is inevitable, and the Township has little control over it.
The Township needs more employment opportunities.
The Township needs more commercial and retail establishments.
Raisinville should have a wide range of housing available for all income levels.
More intensive growth should be allowed where public sewers are available.
Development should be concentrated along the entire length of M-50.
Development should be concentrated at specific locations along M-50 including Strasburg, Raisinville, Ida/Maybee, or other areas.
Larger parcels of 3 acres or more should be preserved for farming.
I do not mind traveling outside the Township for my regular shopping needs.
The Township needs more housing options for the elderly population.
The Township should add other recreational amenities to the new Raisinville Township River Raisin Access Site (Ida-Maybee Road at the River Raisin).
The Township should encourage the preservation of historic homes and buildings in Raisinville.

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14. What type of residential development could Raisinville Township use more of?
     Check all that apply.

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15. What types of commercial, office, or manufacturing development could Raisinville Township use more of?
     Check all that apply.

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16. What type of development should be allowed on agricultural land?
     Check all that apply.

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17. Referring to the map above, select the area number which you think would be the best location for the following types of land uses (choose not more than three areas for each land use)?

  Area 1 Area 2 Area 3 Area 4 Area 5 Area 6 Area 7 Area 8 Area 9 Area 10
Shopping/Commercial
Houses/Residential
Apartments
Manufactured Home Park
Senior Housing
Offices
Agricultural Preservation
Industrial Development
Township Community Center
Parks

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18. Would you support special assessments, bonding or other means to improve roads and bridges in Raisinville?

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19. Is there anything else you would like us to consider?

You have now completed this survey!

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