How long have you lived in Acme Township?

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* 1. How long have you lived in Acme Township?

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Sub Area Map for Question #2

Sub Area Map for Question #2
Please indicate in which area of the Township you are located by referencing the enclosed survey sub-area map.

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* 2. Please indicate in which area of the Township you are located by referencing the enclosed survey sub-area map.

How would you classify yourself?

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* 3. How would you classify yourself?

Are you a business owner in Acme Township?

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* 4. Are you a business owner in Acme Township?

Which of the following best describes your occupation?

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* 5. Which of the following best describes your occupation?

Which category below includes your age?

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* 6. Which category below includes your age?

Acme Township will be faced with many issues in the next decade for which long-range planning is critical.  The following is a series of items addressing various issues relevant to the Township.  First, please indicate the importance of each item when considering the future of Acme Township.

How important is this issue to you?

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* 7. Acme Township will be faced with many issues in the next decade for which long-range planning is critical.  The following is a series of items addressing various issues relevant to the Township.  First, please indicate the importance of each item when considering the future of Acme Township.

How important is this issue to you?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Unimportant Somewhat Unimportant Very Unimportant
Cost of living/affordability
Property tax rate
Responsive government
Quality of schools
Quality of roads
Recreation opportunities for adults
Recreation opportunities for children
Access to healthcare services
Availability of emergency services
Job opportunities within walking & biking distance of Acme Township
Rural atmosphere
Proximity to Traverse City
Sense of community
Access to water and East Bay
Proximity to family & friends
How would you rate Acme Township with regard to this issue?

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* 8. How would you rate Acme Township with regard to this issue?

  Excellent Above Average Average Below Average Poor Don't know
Cost of living/affordability
Property tax rate
Responsive government
Quality of schools
Quality of roads
Recreation opportunities for adults
Recreation opportunities for children
Access to healthcare services
Availability of emergency services
Job opportunities within walking & biking distance of Acme Township
Rural atmosphere
Proximity to Traverse City
Sense of community
Access to water and East Bay
Proximity to family & friends
How satisfied are you overall with the quality of life in Acme Township?

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* 9. How satisfied are you overall with the quality of life in Acme Township?

How would you rate your satisfaction with the following services provided within Acme Township?

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* 10. How would you rate your satisfaction with the following services provided within Acme Township?

  Very Dissatisfied Somewhat Dissatisfied Somewhat Satisfied Very Satisfied No opinion, Don't know
Emergency medical services & fire protection
Park maintenance
Public transit (BATA) services
Road conditions and maintenance
Sheriff services
Township communication
Township website
Zoning and blight enforcement
With regard to funding, do you believe the following initiatives should be pursued in Acme Township over the next 10 years?

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* 11. With regard to funding, do you believe the following initiatives should be pursued in Acme Township over the next 10 years?

  Yes, even if it raises my taxes Yes, only if it doesn't raise my taxes No Uncertain
Community center
Community e-newsletter
District branch library
New fire station
New Township hall
Expansion of sewer system
Public transit (BATA stations)
Public water services
Recycling services
Road maintenance and reconstruction
Senior services
Township wide TART Trail system
Sidewalks along US-31 and shoreline parks
Web/Televised Township meetings
Due to the Headlee Amendment, the millage rate that Acme Township is allowed to assess has decreased year over year to 0.7307. Would you support a reset in the millage rate to 1.00 in order to improve Township services? (EXAMPLE: For a property with a taxable value of $100,000, the millage increase would raise the property taxes $26.93 per year.)

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* 12. Due to the Headlee Amendment, the millage rate that Acme Township is allowed to assess has decreased year over year to 0.7307. Would you support a reset in the millage rate to 1.00 in order to improve Township services? (EXAMPLE: For a property with a taxable value of $100,000, the millage increase would raise the property taxes $26.93 per year.)

Rate each of the following economic growth opportunities as a priority for development in Acme Township:

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* 13. Rate each of the following economic growth opportunities as a priority for development in Acme Township:

  Not a Priority Low Priority Medium Priority High Priority
Agricultural operations and processing
Agricultural tourism
Residential (single family)
Residential (multifamily, apartments)
Retail (locally owned)
Large scale retail (regional and nations chains)
Restaurants and entertainment
Professional offices and technology related business
Recreation/Tourism
Warehousing and distribution facilities
Industrial
Alternative energy generation
Rate each of the following as a priority for protection by Acme Township:

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* 14. Rate each of the following as a priority for protection by Acme Township:

  Not a Priority Low Priority Medium Priority High Priority
Farmlands and orchards
Residential (single family)
Opportunities for fishing & hunting
Rural character
East Bay shoreline
Water quality for streams, watersheds, and East Bay
Wildlife habitat
Invasive Species Management
Recreation/Tourism
Rate each of the following housing options as a priority in the Township:

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* 15. Rate each of the following housing options as a priority in the Township:

  Not a Priority Low Priority Medium Priority High Priority
Multifamily, apartments
Housing for local workforce and/or young families
Senior/Assisted living
“Mother-in-law” apartments and/or accessory dwelling units as long-term rentals
How often do you or a member of your household visit the following public outdoor parks, trails and/or indoor recreation facilities located in Acme Township?

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* 16. How often do you or a member of your household visit the following public outdoor parks, trails and/or indoor recreation facilities located in Acme Township?

  At least once a week Several times a month Once a month Several times a year Do not visit
Bayside Park
Bunker Hill Boat Launch
Deepwater Point Natural Area
Dock Road Boat Launch
Maple Bay County Farm Park
MDOT/Gilroy Roadside Park
Petobego State Game Area
Sayler Park
Sayler Park Boat Launch
TART Trail
VASA Trail/Bartlett Park
Yuba Creek Natural Area
Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements.

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* 17. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements.

  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree No Opinion
Parks and recreation facilities/services are important to our community and worthy of taxpayer support
Acme Township should continue additional land acquisitions to provide greater access to Grand Traverse Bay
Acme Township should support the development of trails that connect with other adjacent parks, points of interest, and the existing TART Trail network
Acme Township should have a public marina
Acme Township should actively plan for and support arts and cultural activities
Acme Township should adopt a plan to exhibit public art installations and cultural events in township parks
Please indicate which of the following recreation facilities and activities Acme Township should plan for and develop. Please choose your top five answers and rank your choices in order with 1 being the top choice.

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* 18. Please indicate which of the following recreation facilities and activities Acme Township should plan for and develop. Please choose your top five answers and rank your choices in order with 1 being the top choice.

  1 2 3 4 5
Ball fields
Basketball courts
Canoe / kayak launches
Children playground structures
Community gardens/plots
Cultural events / public art
Dog park
Frisbee golf
Non-motorized trails (i.e. TART Trails)
Non-motorized watersports rentals
Outdoor movies-in-the-park
Outdoor performance amphitheater
Pickleball courts
Public art installations
Public boat docks
Skateboard park
Snowshoeing
Swimming beach
Tennis courts
Volleyball (beach) courts
Indoor athletic facilities
Walking/Nature trails
Winter skating rink
Would you support a small dedicated millage levied specifically for maintenance and improvements to the Township’s recreational assets, including parks and trails?

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* 19. Would you support a small dedicated millage levied specifically for maintenance and improvements to the Township’s recreational assets, including parks and trails?

Please share any further comments here.

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* 20. Please share any further comments here.

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