Chassell Township Blight Survey

As the appearance of our Township to visitors, potential businesses and current residents is important to our future success and quality of life and recognizing that the unchecked deterioration of buildings will require the application of the dangerous building ordinance, the Chassell Township Planning Commission in partnership with the Chassell Township Board is contemplating the development of a blight ordinance.  If pursued and to be successful, we need citizen input.
We are asking for 10 to 15 minutes of your time to participate in this research survey to better understand the thoughts and feelings of Township residents.  All the information that you provide will be kept confidential and will only be used ta gather this information.  Your name, address and any other identifying information will NOT be associated with any specific survey responses in any publications, presentations or reports.

In your opinion, how blighted is Chassell Township overall?

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* 1. In your opinion, how blighted is Chassell Township overall?

In your opinion, how blighted is your neighborhood?

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* 2. In your opinion, how blighted is your neighborhood?

In your opinion, over the past 10 years, the number of blighted properties in Chassell Township has?

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* 3. In your opinion, over the past 10 years, the number of blighted properties in Chassell Township has?

in your opinion, removing a property from blight status by improving its appearance does what to the home values?

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* 4. in your opinion, removing a property from blight status by improving its appearance does what to the home values?

Are you in favor of having an ordinance that would govern the appearance of structures and property within Chassell Township?

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* 5. Are you in favor of having an ordinance that would govern the appearance of structures and property within Chassell Township?

If yes, would you favor an ordinance that is applied Township-wide or merely in key corridors within the Township (e.g. the US 41 corridor)?

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* 6. If yes, would you favor an ordinance that is applied Township-wide or merely in key corridors within the Township (e.g. the US 41 corridor)?

What issues do you believe a blight ordinance should address?  (Check all that apply)

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* 7. What issues do you believe a blight ordinance should address?  (Check all that apply)

The Planning Commission and Township Board are sensitive to the fact that there may be residents with financial or physical constraints affecting their ability to address their blighted property.  Any blight ordinance enacted would establish measures to help such property owners with correcting property deficiencies.  Would you be willing to volunteer your time to assist a blighted property owner with improving his/her home?

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* 8. The Planning Commission and Township Board are sensitive to the fact that there may be residents with financial or physical constraints affecting their ability to address their blighted property.  Any blight ordinance enacted would establish measures to help such property owners with correcting property deficiencies.  Would you be willing to volunteer your time to assist a blighted property owner with improving his/her home?

Would you be willing to contribute to a fund that could be accessed by residents demonstrating qualifying financial need to secure materials to address blight conditions?

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* 9. Would you be willing to contribute to a fund that could be accessed by residents demonstrating qualifying financial need to secure materials to address blight conditions?

Please include any additional ideas you would like us to consider in the development of a blight ordinance.

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* 10. Please include any additional ideas you would like us to consider in the development of a blight ordinance.

If a blight ordinance is pursued, a draft would be shared for public input at both the Planning Commission level and again at the Township Board level.  Thank you so much for your input!

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* 11. If a blight ordinance is pursued, a draft would be shared for public input at both the Planning Commission level and again at the Township Board level.  Thank you so much for your input!

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