Master Plan Survey #12: Miscellaneous

A primary goal of the City of Harbor Springs elected and appointed officials is to incorporate the values and priorities of City residents in the administration of City government.  The Master Plan is an important tool toward that end.  It is the document that guides all future land use decisions for the next twenty years, or more.  To that end, the City has created a series of surveys that gauges the community’s thoughts on several Master Plan goals. Your input is greatly appreciated.

Survey #12 tackles miscellaneous Master Plan topics.

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* 1. Please choose the answer that BEST describes you.

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* 2. The City is a member of the following regional and statewide boards. How familiar are you with them?

  I am very familiar with it I know a little bit I've heard of it Never heard of it
Harbor Springs Area Sewage Disposal Authority
Harbor Springs-Petoskey Area Airport Authority
Harbor Springs Area Fire Authority
Michigan Public Power Agency
Michigan Municipal Electric Association

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* 3. In your opinion, what goals and objectives should the City seek to achieve in the next 10 years?

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* 4. Please rate the importance of each of the following current Master Plan goals.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important  Unimportant I don't know / I don't care
The City of Harbor Springs will retain its distinctive natural
character defined by its waterfront setting, substantial bluffs and
hillsides, and views of Little Traverse Bay.
Harbor Springs will be a quaint and vibrant community with an
attractive streetscape and amazing views.
New housing development and redevelopment will be
designed in a manner that retains the City’s character.
Neighborhoods in Harbor Springs will include quality housing
for all residents of the community.
Local recreation facilities will be conveniently located,
exceptionally maintained, safe, attractive to users, and will continue to
establish Harbor Springs as a leisure destination while also serving year round residents.
Residents and visitors will enjoy a unique collection of
recreation opportunities.
The City’s plans for recreation facility improvements will be
coordinated with the plans of other public entities.
Downtown Harbor Springs will be a regional shopping
destination, comprised of viable, community-oriented establishments
that foster a quality image and continue the City’s resort and recreation
theme.
Harbor Springs will be home to a diverse mix of business and
industries, attractively developed and maintained, providing
meaningful employment opportunities and complementing the charm
of the community.
Residents and visitors will enjoy a vibrant waterfront area that
is integrated into, and easily accessible from, adjacent districts and
neighborhoods, and which provides users a meaningful opportunity to
connect with Little Traverse Bay.
Any harbor development or redevelopment will maintain
open views to and from the water for the public to enjoy and support a
sustainable level of human use.
A safe, efficient, aesthetically attractive and well-maintained
system of roadways will serve the businesses, tourists and residents of
Harbor Springs, providing effective linkages between and among
dwellings, services, and employment areas.
The residents and visitors of Harbor Springs will enjoy a
meaningful and inviting network of trails.
Residents of Harbor Springs will experience efficient,
productive, and strategic public services consistent with their desires
and needs.
Utility services in Harbor Springs will provide abundant clean
water, power, fuel, and communication linkages to support a
prosperous community.
Harbor Springs will assume a leadership role in nurturing productive and cooperative communication with local and regional agencies to ensure the highest quality and most efficient system of service production for the City.

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* 5. Should the City offer incentives for homeowners to preserve the historic character of their houses?

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* 6. Please select all the ways you would like to be informed about City business, such as about meeting agendas or emergencies.

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* 7. Would you pay your City bills using an online payment method?

  Yes No I don't know
Utility Bills
Taxes
Zoning/Planning Fees
Police Tickets

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* 8. Please indicate how important each of the following are for safe and efficient streets and pathways in the City.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Unimportant Don't know / don't care
Sidewalks
Traditional crosswalks
Raised crosswalks
Median crossing islands
ADA compliant facilities
Street trees
Planter strips
Dedicated bike lanes
Bicycle Parking
Neighborhood greenways
Traffic lights
Protected intersections
Wayfinding signage
Painted bump outs
Improved lighting

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* 9. Please check all the ways you would like Harbor Springs to be described in the future.

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* 10. Should the City strive to increase the number of year round residents?

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* 11. What elements should be incorporated into an Environmental Protection Plan for the City?

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* 12. The City's current Master Plan can be found here: Harbor Springs Current Master Plan. Please share any other thoughts you have about the Master Plan or the update process, such as design, layout, length, these surveys, etc. Thank you!

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