The Town of Holland is updating its Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan will establish Town policies and guide future decisions on land use, housing, recreation, public services, infrastructure, economic development and other important factors.

In order to ensure the Comprehensive Plan reflects the desires and goals of Holland residents and stakeholders, this survey has been prepared to gather community input. Your responses will help to shape the Comprehensive Plan and the future of the community.

Your responses to the survey are completely confidential! Please be as honest as possible!

Thank you for your help!


* 1. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the following government services:

  Very Satisfied Satisfied Neither satisfied nor unsatisfied Unsatisfied Very unsatisfied
EMS/Ambulance
Fire Protection
Police
Public Works – Streets, roads, sidewalks
Strength and enforcement of the Town Code
Value of services for taxes paid
Town services and offices –Hours of operation, access to officials, etc.

* 2. Is there anything you would like to add about government services?

* 3. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the following community facilities:

  Very Satisfied Satisfied Neither satisfied nor unsatisfied Unsatisfied Very unsatisfied
Boys and Girls Club
Community Center
Parks
Public School System

* 4. Is there anything you would like to add about community facilities?

* 5. Economic Development -- Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following:

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
Main Street is key to revitalizing the community and should be a priority
Holland should be connected to other communities by scenic byways, bicycle and snowmobile trails
The look and feel of our neighborhoods are a priority to revitalizing the community
Holland needs to market itself to the region and beyond as a great place to live, work and do business
Holland should attract a supermarket
Agriculture and related businesses are vital to the economy of the Town and region.
The Town of Holland should establish an industrial park

* 6. Is there anything you would like to add about economic development?

* 7. Infrastructure and Energy -- Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the following infrastructure and energy systems:

  Very Satisfied Satisfied Neither satisfied nor unsatisfied Unsatisfied Very unsatisfied
Broadband Internet/Cable
Cell Phone Service
Electric
Gas
High-speed internet
Sewer
Storm Water Management
Water
Renewable energy –solar
Renewable energy – wind

* 8. Is there anything you would like to add about infrastructure and energy?

* 9. Land Use, Population and Community Character -- Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following:

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
The Town should acquire land and buildings for future economic development such as commercial and industrial uses
Agricultural uses need to be protected in the Town of Holland
Areas should be identified for a range of housing types to accommodate current and future population
Holland needs housing options to help seniors age in place
Holland needs housing options to attract young adults and young families to live in the Town
Holland should continue to grow at a steady but conservative pace
The number of vacant and neglected properties in Holland is a concern.
The overall visual quality of residential and commercial development in the Town is important
The Town has a positive sense of identity
The quality of development on and around Main Street needs improvement
The quality of development around the railroad tracks needs improvement
The quality of development in residential neighborhoods needs improvement

* 10. Is there anything you would like to add about land use, population and community character?

* 11. Arts, culture, recreation and historic preservation -- Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following:

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
The Finger lakes Trail in Holland is a valuable recreation resource
Holland should bring more arts and culture into the Town
Holland’s historic buildings are an asset to the community
Historic resources in Holland should be preserved and protected
Holland should promote its historic assets as tourist attractions
Holland needs a public library
The Erie County Forests in Holland should be open for public access
There is adequate public access for fishing in Holland
Holland needs a community garden
Holland needs a skate park
Outdoor activities are important to me
More trails are needed for recreation and transportation

* 12. Is there anything you would like to add about arts, culture and historic preservation? Please tell us which outdoor activities are important to you.

* 13. Transportation and traffic -- Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following:

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
Access to public transportation is needed in Holland
Access to rail transportation is needed in Holland
Bicycle safety is an issue
Designated bike lanes are needed
Traffic safety is an issue
Pedestrian safety is an issue
More sidewalks are needed
The quality of street lighting in the Hamlet should be improved
Electric vehicle charging stations are needed
Route 16 should bypass the Hamlet of Holland
Traffic speeds on Route 16 are an issue
Truck traffic on Route 16 is an issue

* 14. Are there specific transportation and traffic issues we should know about?

* 15. Environment -- Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following:

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
Sediment erosion is adequately controlled
The storm water management system is adequate
Downstream properties and waters need to be protected from flooding, pollution and erosion
A policy is needed to conserve and restore natural stream corridors, floodplains and wetlands
Rain gardens and permeable surfaces in public areas should be encouraged
Holland should promote renewable energy such as sun and wind
Agricultural runoff is adequately controlled

* 16. Is there anything you would like to add about the environment?

Please share your opinions about Holland by answering the following questions

* 17. What is the best thing about living in Holland?

* 18. What is one thing you would like to change about the Town of Holland?

* 19. Please share you ideas for revitalizing the economy of Holland.

* 20. Is there a community with which you would like to see Holland favorably compared? What is it?

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your household

* 21. What best describes your relationship with the Town of Holland?

* 22. How long have you lived in Holland?

* 23. Are you thinking of moving away from Holland?

* 24. Why would you move away from Holland?

* 25. Where in Holland do you live?

* 26. How many children live in your Holland household?

* 27. Including you, how many adults live in your Holland home?

* 28. What is your age?

* 29. What is your highest level of education?

* 30. What is your employment status?

* 31. If you commute for work or school, how long is your one-way commute?

* 32. Is there anything else you would like us to know or consider for the Town of Holland Comprehensive Plan?

THANK YOU for your time
and assistance with
the Town of Holland
Comprehensive Plan Survey!

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