Part 1: Your Vision for the Future of Woodbury

Thank you for taking a few moments to fill out this survey. The Town of Woodbury is beginning an update of the municipal plan, with support from the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission. This plan provides background information on Woodbury, sets forth a vision for the future, and presents goals and actions in order to achieve that vision. In order to inform the Woodbury Planning Commission, your answers to the following questions will be vital to shaping Woodbury's future.

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* 1. What do you value most about Woodbury? Rate the items listed below from one to five, with five being the most valuable:

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Small town character
Clean air and water
Affordable land/housing
Reasonable taxes
Good schools
Dispersed settlement
Recreation opportunities
Nice people
Lakes and ponds
Not over regulated

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* 2. Why do you choose to live in Woodbury?

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* 3. Many Woodbury residents commute out of Town for their jobs. Would you like to see more employment opportunities in Town? (select one)

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* 4. If yes, what types of businesses would be desirable?

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* 5. How important do you feel town planning is? (select one)

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* 6. Where should the Town try to guide growth? (select all that apply)

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* 7. After adopting the municipal plan, one way to implement it is through the adoption of zoning bylaws that relate back to the goals and policies in the plan. Currently, do you think the Woodbury Zoning Ordinance is: (select one)

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* 8. Do you believe the Zoning Ordinance is: (select one)

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* 9. Please use this comment box to add any additional comments you have regarding the Woodbury Zoning Ordinance:

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* 10. Are you satisfied with recreational opportunities in Woodbury? (select one)

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* 11. Which recreational facilities (trails, fields, etc.) do you use?

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* 12. What other recreational facilities does Woodbury need?

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* 13. Should Town funds be raised to purchase or develop such facilities? (select one)

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* 14. Do you work remotely from home and/or own a home-business? (select one)

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* 15. How important is access to high-speed internet to you? (select one)

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* 16. Who do you feel should be encouraged to come to Woodbury? Which of the following from the list below should the Town support in relocating to Woodbury? Please indicate by number for each of the choices listed below: (1=Strongly Support, 2=Support, 3=No preference, 4=Do Not Support, 5= Strongly Do Not Support)

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Year-round residents
Seasonal residents
Recreational businesses
Food stores
Restaurants
Lodgings
Automotive Garages
Cottage/Home Occupations
Light industry
Retail stores
Tourist-related businesses
Forestry operations/businesses
Agricultural operations/businesses
Gravel pits
Waste Transfer Stations

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* 17. Would you approve of a "conservation reserve" zone in certain areas of town having larger lot sizes? (select one)

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* 18. If yes, in what areas of town?

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* 19. Do you think that some land which is currently open should be preserved for future agricultural use? (select one)

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* 20. Are you in favor of setting aside or somehow preserving certain scenic, historic or natural areas? (select one)

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* 21. If so, what areas do you consider worth preserving?

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* 22. For any of the following that you think are serious local concerns which could be alleviated with better planning, zoning or enforcement, please rate the level of importance on a scale of one to five, with five being the most serious.

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Housing developments
Junk cars
Land speculation
Littering/trash disposal costs
Lack of commercial development
Traffic
Poor forestry practices
Road construction
Lack of job opportunities nearby
High taxes
Development pressures
High cost of education
Lack of affordable housing
Mobile homes
Water pollution

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* 23. Please add any other comments relative to planning, zoning or town services: (comment box)

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