Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Your responses will help guide the Town of Union Plan Commission in updating the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. The goal is to ensure that the Town’s Comprehensive Plan reflects the needs, desires, and values of the community.

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* 1. How would you rate the growth of the Town of Union?

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* 2. What kind of business development should be allowed in rural areas of the Town? You can select one or more choices.

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* 3. Should a concentrated effort be undertaken to recruit new industrial/commercial business to the Town?

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* 4. If yes, what location(s) are most suitable?

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* 5. Please rate, in order of importance, the following issues facing the Town of Union in the next 10-20 years, with 1 being the most important and 7 being the least important:

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* 6. Why do you choose to live in the Town of Union (check all that apply)?

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* 7. Should land use policies and regulations emphasize preserving the rural and agricultural character of the Town?

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* 8. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement: Current land use regulations have done an effective job in minimizing land use conflicts in the Town of Union.

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* 9. Do you feel that groundwater contamination is a problem in the Town?

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* 10. What kind of housing development should be allowed in the Town? (check all that apply):

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* 11. Would you still support preserving wetlands and environmentally sensitive areas if some land is taken off the tax rolls or if taxes would increase?

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* 12. Is there too much emphasis being placed on the environment and natural resources as these two topics relate to the growth of the Town?

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* 13. Do you live on lakeshore property or along a river or creek?

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* 14. Do the roads and highways in the Town adequately meet the needs of the citizens and businesses?

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* 15. Would you be willing to pay more taxes to improve and upgrade Town roads?

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* 16. Which parks and recreational areas do you use in the Town of Union?

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* 17. How many times a year do you visit each recreational area?

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* 18. Would you be willing to pay additional taxes to fund new parks, recreational areas, and open spaces?

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* 19. How important is it to preserve farmland for open space and recreational purposes?

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* 20. Are you concerned if productive farmland in the Town is converted to non-farm uses?

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* 21. Are you for or against the development of agricultural land for residential housing purposes and commercial/industrial purposes?

  For Against Not Sure
Residential Housing
Commercial/Industrial

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* 22. Should a land owner have the right to sell his or her land for purposes other than farming?

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* 23. How important is it to preserve farms and farm land for agricultural purposes?

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* 24. Would you support more small-scale agriculture, such as hobby farms, in the Town of Union?

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* 25. Are you:

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* 26. What is your age?

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* 27. Do you rent or own the place where you live?

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* 28. What is the size of your property?

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* 29. Are you a:

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* 30. How long have you lived at your present location?

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* 31. Including yourself, how many people live in your household?

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* 32. Are you:

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* 33. Are there any other issues/concerns not identified in this survey that the Town should address?

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