Ross Township is currently working with a planning consultant to assess taking on township control over zoning. Zoning is the regulation of the land uses and the intensity of development. Currently, the township has zoning that is administered and enforced by Butler County. More information on this process can be found at www.envisionross.com but we are seeking input on how the residents and business owners would like those regulations revised to address ongoing needs and concerns within Ross Township. We are asking that the public take a few minutes of your time to help identify any significant issues or concerns you may have regarding zoning to help craft township zoning regulations.
  
Disclaimer: This process will not change or have any impact on existing development proposals that are currently under review through Butler County zoning. The results of the Envision Ross process will, however, help guide future growth and development.

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* 1. Tell us about your relationship to Ross Township. Check all that apply.

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* 2. Tell us about what type of housing/development you currently live in:

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* 3. What is your age?

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* 4. How long have you lived in Ross Township?

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* 5. Residential growth will likely be limited in the future due to a lack of water and sewer service. Where there is future residential development, why type of housing would you like to see? Check all that apply

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* 6. If new residential developments do occur, do you want the township to require open space and landscaping that will help maintain a rural character for Ross Township?

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* 7. There have been multiple comments and issues raised about the parking and storage of recreational vehicles and trailers. Tell us how you would like to see the township regulate the parking and storage of different sizes of vehicles. The images are intended to provide an example of the general scale of vehicle being discussed. These questions are all related to vehicles used for personal use, and not related to commercial vehicles. NOTE: Homeowner Associations (HOAs) can have more restrictive rules for such vehicles in subdivisions, in which case, the HOA enforces anything more restrictive than zoning, not the township.

  Large-scale recreational vehicles
RV1
Medium-sized recreational trailers
A boat, jet skis, or small-scale RV
May be parked on a driveway in the front yard any time
May be parked on driveway in front BUT only for limited timing to load, unload, clean, etc.
May be parked on a hard surface ONLY in the side or rear yard
May be parked on a hard surface ONLY in the rear yard
Only allow when parked inside of a garage or in off-site storage facilities

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* 8. Similar to the issues with recreational vehicles, there are questions about how to regulate trailers and commercial vehicles.  Tell us how you would like to see the township regulate the parking and storage of different sizes of trailers and vehicles. The images are intended to provide an example of the general scale of vehicle being discussed. NOTE: Homeowner Associations (HOAs) can have more restrictive rules for such vehicles in subdivisions, in which case, the HOA enforces anything more restrictive than zoning, not the township.

  Commercial trucks (not used for personal use)
Utility Vans (not used for personal use)
Utility trailers
May be parked on a driveway in the front yard any time
May be parked on driveway in front BUT only for limited timing to load and unload
May be parked on a hard surface ONLY in the side or rear yard
May be parked on a hard surface ONLY in the rear yard
Only allow when parked inside of a garage or in off-site storage facilities

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