The Village of Rouses Point is in the preliminary stages of developing a Comprehensive Plan. A Comprehensive Plan for the Village will help officials make policy and capital project decisions about the future of the community. Please take a few minutes and fill out this survey. 

This is the first step in the Village’s Comprehensive Plan process which is expected to continue into 2022. There will be more opportunities for public input over the next 12 months. Thank you for helping us develop a vision for the future of Rouses Point.

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* 1. Which of the following would describe you? (Select all that apply)

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* 2. Do you own or rent your residence?

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* 3. Where do you work?

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* 4. Which of the following had the greatest impact on your choice to live and/or invest in the Village of Rouses Point? (Check all that apply)

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* 5. My biggest concerns about the Village are… (Check all that apply)

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* 6. Beyond basic infrastructure (roads, water, sewer) where should the Village direct taxpayer funded investment? (Check all that apply)

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* 7. What recreational sites have you used in the last two (2) years? (Check all that apply)

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* 8. I think that additional marinas and boat strips would affect the Village…

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* 9. Please score these issues by their relevant importance as they relate to Village Character?

  Very Important Less Important
A. Preserving the character of Lake Street
B. Shopping in the Village
C. Dining in the Village
D. Stopping truck traffic through the Village
E. Encouraging arts, culture, and entertainment
F. Pedestrian safety in the Village
G. Improving parks
H. Improving playgrounds
I. The vitality of local businesses
J. Protecting historic properties in the Village
K. Focusing historic preservation on designated areas
L. Maintaining scenic views
M. Protecting and caring for trees along streets
N. Protecting natural resources
O. Encouraging the use of alternative energy
P. Maintaining open space in the Village
Q. Establishing more bike / hike paths
R. Enforcing poor residential property maintenance through code enforcement
S. Enforcing poor commercial property maintenance through code enforcement
T. Having a community center

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* 11. Additional comments regarding Village Character:

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* 12. Please score these issues by their relevant importance as they relate to the Waterfront?

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A. Providing better access to the lake
B. Public events
C. A walking trail at the lake
D. Fishing
E. Swimming
F. A small beach
G. Picnicking areas
H. Acquiring more waterfront property for public uses
I. Visitor boat docking
J. Kayaking, canoeing, and non-motorized boating
K. Lodging for tourists
L. Maintaining a natural shoreline
M. Restaurants
N. Retail
O. High-density housing/condos
P. Single-family housing

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* 14. Additional comments regarding the Rouses Point Waterfront:

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* 15. What are some of your favorite destinations along the lake within the Village?

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* 16. Do you feel there is a safe and convenient route to walk or bike to the lake?

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* 17. Please score these issues by their relevant importance as they relate to the Business/Economic Development?

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A. Successful Lake Street businesses
B. Tourism
C. Overnight visitor accommodations
D. Encouraging visitors by boat
E. Encouraging non-retail businesses (e.g. offices, research firms)
F. Nationally franchised businesses
G. Independent, locally-owned businesses
H. Small, home-based businesses
I. Restoring Lake Street buildings
J. Focusing historic preservation on designated commercial areas

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* 19. Additional comments regarding Business/Economic Development:

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* 20. What goods, services, or industries would you most like to see expanded within the Village? (Check all that apply)

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