The Hayes Township Planning Commission is in the process of reviewing and updating the Township's Master Plan. Community input is crucial to ensure this plan reflects your opinions on community issues and the survey results will be used to inform projects and priorities in the Township over the next 5-10 years.

Please take a few minutes to answer the questions. Each person received a unique survey number to prevent double counting. Make sure to include your survey number on this survey. Please complete this survey by March 15, 2019. Thank you. 

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* 1. Please rate  your level of satisfaction with the following public and/or private services.

  Satisfied Neutral Dissatisfied Don't Know/Unsure
Fire Protection
Ambulance/EMS Service
Law Enforcement
Road Maintenance
Cellphone Service
Municipal Sewer System
Zoning Enforcement
Broadband or wireless internet access
Natural Gas

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* 2. Does noise from any of the following sources present a nuisance for you? (Please check all that apply)

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* 3. Which of the following township public access sites have you utilized? (Please check all that apply)

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* 4. Hayes Township is working to develop the newly acquired Hayes Township Park. Please indicate the importance of the following recreational amenities at Hayes Township Park.

  Very Important Important Moderately Important Slightly Important Not Important
Picnic area
Day use campfire area
Ball courts
Rustic camping/cabins
Designated swim area
Fishing opportunities 
Canoe/kayak rental
Restrooms
Non-motorized trailhead
Snowshoe/cross country ski trails 

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* 5. Rate each of the following economic growth opportunities as a priority for development in Hayes Township.

  High Priority Moderate Priority Low Priority No Opinion / Don't Know
Agricultural Operations and/or Forestry
Commercial Solar and/or Wind Energy
Light Manufacturing / Industrial 
Office / Service (e.g. technology,  research, medical)
Mixed Use (combination of retail, residential and offices)
Recreation / Tourism

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* 6. The need for workforce housing has been documented throughout Charlevoix County. What type of new housing (if any) would you support in Hayes Township? Please check all that apply

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* 7. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements.

  Strongly Agree Agree Undecided / Unsure Disagree Strongly Disagree
The mix of housing is appropriate to meet the needs of Township residents
Adequate affordable housing is available
Accessory dwelling units should be allowed wherever residences are allowed
The need exists for workforce housing within the Township
Provisions should be made to allow for “tiny-homes” in the Township

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* 8. In which zoning districts should the following uses be allowed to be located, if at all? (Please check all that apply)

  Industrial Commercial Residential Agricultural Nowhere
Wineries/wine tasting rooms
Brew pubs
Short term rentals (less than 30 days)
Solar energy “farms”
Wind turbine generators

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* 9. Please select the one statement below that most closely matches your views on growth and development in the Township.  “I would prefer the Township to . . .” (Please choose only one)

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* 10. Please classify your residency in Hayes Township

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* 11. Please feel free to comment in the text box below regarding any concerns you may have that were not addressed in this Survey.

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* 12. What was the unique survey number included in your mailed survey?

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