2017 Habersham County Comprehensive Plan update

Want to tell your leaders what your community should be like in 20-30 years?

Want to tell them which issues you feel are most important?

Here’s your chance!

Habersham County and the Cities of Alto, Baldwin, Clarkesville, Cornelia, Demorest, Mt. Airy and Tallulah Falls are updating their Comprehensive Plans to help guide development policies and capital improvement projects.  Your hometown can only achieve its vision if it knows what that vision is, so please take part in this process and tell us your vision for the future of your community!  Please take a few minutes to complete and return the following survey.  All comments will be confidential and incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan.   Be sure to also check the Habersham County web site: http://www.habershamga.com/planning-department.cfm for announcements about future meetings and other opportunities to participate.

* 1. Please tell us which part of Habersham County in which you live.

* 2. please indicate which of the following applies to you.  (Mark all that apply)

* 3. If you selected "OTHER" from Question #2 please explain why.

* 4. Does your household have any school-age children? (18 years old or younger) 

* 5. Does your household have any seniors age 65 or older?

* 6. How long have you lived in Habersham County?

* 7. Please rank the following characteristics that you consider the most important for why you live or work in Habersham County.

* 8. If you selected "OTHER" from Question #7 please explain why.

* 9. Habersham County is expected to see some growth and development over the next 10-20 years.  How much new development would you like to see come to Habersham County?

* 10. If you live in the unincorporated County, please express whether or not you agree or disagree with the following statements for the future of your community.

  Agree Disagree No opinion
Concentrate development in and around cities 
Concentrate development along the GA 365 corridor
Concentrate development to the southern half of the county
Direct new development to the northern half of the county
Encourage the development of vacant/underutilized properties 
Allow development with mixed residential and commercial uses

* 11. If you live in a City/Town, please express whether or not you agree or disagree with the following statements for the future of your community.

  Agree Disagree No opinion
increase allowed densities of residential areas 
Encourage the development of vacant/underutilized properties 
Allow development with mixed residential and commercial uses
Limit residential growth

* 12. My community's most important asset that should be preserved is...

* 13. My community's biggest liability that should be changed is...

* 14. With regards to housing, please indicate which options are important issues for your community.

  Agree No opinion/ Not applicable Disagree
Developing more affordable single-family housing ( < $180.000)
Developing more high-end housing ( > $350,000)
Developing more housing options for seniors
Developing more rental options
Work to address dilapidated properties
Concentrating development in/near the cities
Developing more housing for disabled/ special-needs residents

* 15. Our top two priorities with regard to economic development should be...

* 16. Our top two priorities regarding natural resources should be...

* 17. Our top two priorities regarding cultural amenities should be...

* 18. Please rank the following recreational facilities/services in order of importance for you?

* 19. On a scale of 1 (bad) to 5 (great) please rate the quality of your public water service.  (Leave blank if you do not use public water.)

* 20. On a scale of 1 (bad) to 5 (great) please rate the quality of your public sewer service.  (Leave blank if you do not use public sewer.)

* 21. On a scale of 1 (bad) to 5 (great) please rate the quality of your parks and recreation facilities and services

* 22. On a scale of 1 (bad) to 5 (great) please rate the quality of your law enforcement services.

* 23. On a scale of 1 (bad) to 5 (great) please rate the quality of your fire protection/ EMS services.

* 24. On a scale of 1 (bad) to 5 (great) please rate the quality of your local roads.

* 25. On a scale of 1 (bad) to 5 (great) please rate the quality of your general government services.

* 26. How well do you rate your local government with regards to openness and communicating with the public? 

* 27. For your local government, please rank the following objectives in terms of highest and lowest priority.

* 28. If you listed "Other" in question #27 please note your suggested priority here.

* 29. Thank you for your time and input!  It there is anything else you think your community leaders should know, please offer that below.  Thank you!

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