Bois Blanc Township Public Input Survey

The Bois Blanc Township Planning Commission is updating the Township Master Plan. We are seeking your opinions and input into the future of our Island. The Planning Commission highly values the opinions of those who choose to live here full-time or part-time. The input will be used to develop goals, objectives and a future land use plan for our Township.
 
Please take the time to fill out the survey. We thank you for your time!
 
The survey will be open until January 15, 2012.

Question Title

* 1. Generally speaking, how satisfied are you with Bois Blanc Township as a place to live or own property?

Question Title

* 2. In your opinion, how important are the following resources to the future of Bois Blanc Township?

  Very Important Important Not Important Don't Know/Neutral
Water quality of the lakes and streams
Water quality of Lake Huron
Air quality
Quality of ground water
Coastal Resources
Woodlands
Fish and wildlife
Wetlands
Cultural and historic resources
Waterfront lands
Scenic vistas
State Forest Lands

Question Title

* 3. Should the Township help protect the resources which you have identified as very important?

Question Title

* 4. In deciding to live or own property in Bois Blanc Township, how important was:

  Very Important Important Not Important Don't Know/Neutral
Living near water
Living near woods
Access to hunting and fishing
Clean air
Family “roots”
Rural/remote living
Change of seasons
Small community atmosphere
Isolation and solitude
Friendly neighbors

Question Title

* 5. 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.)

Question Title

* 6. Please rate how much of a problem, if at all, each of the following are in the Township:

  Major Issue Moderate Issue Minor Issue Not an Issue Neutral/No Opinion
Water quality
Air quality
Groundwater quality
Changing Island culture/increase population
Lack of affordable housing
Lack of community services
Access to medical and emergency services
Access to services for seniors
Ferry Service
Short term rental of residences
Substandard Septic Systems
Camping on State Lands
Use of travel trailers for seasonal housing
Lack of recreation management on DNR and Park Service lands
Lack of information regarding recreation opportunities
Lack of environmental and community educational opportunities
Crime

Question Title

* 7. Do you feel the Township government is responsive to your needs?

Question Title

* 8. How would you rate the Township's efforts to guide and direct growth?

Question Title

* 9. Should Bois Blanc Township upgrade its website to better inform citizens of township activities, disseminate information, and provide township forms?

Question Title

* 10. The overall development in Bois Blanc Township today is:

Question Title

* 11. Should the Township promote community services such as food systems, grocery, fuels, & transportation?

Question Title

* 12. What form should new retail/service businesses in the Township take?

Question Title

* 13. Should the Township promote tourism/recreation?

Question Title

* 14. Do you think blight is a problem in Bois Blanc Township?

Question Title

* 15. Do you think preserving large, undivided tracts of forests and wetlands is important?

Question Title

* 16. Are you satisfied with road maintenance and road conditions in the Township?

Question Title

* 17. Are there roads or road segments you would like to see improved? Please list:

Question Title

* 18. Is the improper use of private roads a problem?

Question Title

* 19. How would you rate your satisfaction with the following public services?

  Satisfied Neutral Dissatisfied Don’t Know
Emergency Medical Services
Fire Protection
Law Enforcement
911 Emergency Services
Zoning Enforcement
Health Department
Building Department
Bois Blanc Township Marina
Parks
Road Maintenance
Bois Blanc Island Airport
Ferry Service
Michigan DNR land and recreation management
High Speed Internet
Cell Phone Service
Transfer Station

Question Title

* 20. What are the three most important assets that should be preserved in Bois Blanc Township?

Question Title

* 21. What are the three issues or concerns you would like addressed in Bois Blanc Township?

Question Title

* 22. Please classify your residency in Bois Blanc Township:

Question Title

* 23. . Which months do you typically reside in Bois Blanct Township? Please check all that apply.

Question Title

* 24. Which best describes your property in Bois Blanc Township?

Question Title

* 25. Do you lease/rent a home in the Township to others? If so what is the typical rental period?

Question Title

* 26. How long have you lived or owned property in Bois Blanc Township

Question Title

* 27. If you own property, how large is the parcel?

Question Title

* 28. What is your age group?

Question Title

* 29. How many people regularly live in your household?

Question Title

* 30. How many children age 18 or younger live in your household?

Question Title

* 31. What is your employment status?

Question Title

* 32. Please feel free to comment below regarding any concerns or suggestions you may have that were not addressed in the survey. 

Question Title

* 33.

Please provide your email address if you would to learn about the results of the survey. Thank you very much for participating in this survey and for giving us your opinion on what is important to you.

Email address: 

T