Parkman Township Community Land Use Survey

The Parkman Township Board of Trustees

  • David L. Fuhry
  • James W. Soltis
  • Donald E. Villers
  • Nancy Wheelock, Fiscal Officer

The Parkman Township Zoning Commission

  • Kathleen Preston
  • William Pollard
  • Nancy Ferguson
  • Steve Cole
  • Patricia Patton
  • Rachel Chadwick, Secretary

Parkman Township Community Land Use Survey 2001 Questions

In order to answer questions 1 - 3, please click here to refer to the township zoning map.

  1. Should the current residential zoning district be
    a. Increased in area
    b. Reduced in area
    c. Kept the same
    d. No opinion
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  2. Should the current commercial zoning district be
    a. Increased in area
    b. Reduced in area
    c. Kept the same
    d. No opinion
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  3. Should the current industrial zoning districts be
    a. Increased in area
    b. Reduced in area
    c. Kept the same
    d. No opinion
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  4. Where do you work? (Please place the NUMBER from the list in the space provided.)
    a. Geauga County
    b. Cuyahoga County
    c. Lake County
    d. Ashtabula County
    e. Trumbull County
    f. Portage County
    g. Summit County
    h. Other (Please specify)___________________
    Principal wage earner
    Other wage earner
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  5. How many miles do you travel one way to work?
    Principal wage earner
    Other wage earner
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  6. Do you own property in Parkman but live elsewhere?
    Yes
    No
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  7. If you live in Parkman, how long have you lived here?
    0 - 5 years
    6 - 10 years
    11 - 20 years
    over 20 years
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  8. On what size lot is your dwelling situated?
    Less than 1 acre
    1 - 1.9 acres
    2 - 2.9 acres
    3 - 4.9 acres
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      5 - 9.9 acres
    10- 24.9 acres
    over 25 acres
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  9. How much frontage does your lot have?
    Less than 100 feet
    100 - 149 feet
    150 - 199 feet
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      200- 249 feet
    250 - 300 feet
    over 300 feet
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  10. What do you feel is the best size for a residential lot? (Please check ONLY ONE answer.)
    Less than 1 acre
    1.5 - 2 acres
    2.5 acres - 4 acres
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      5 -10 acres
    over 10 acres
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  11. What do you feel is the best frontage for a residential lot? (Please check ONLY ONE answer.)
    200 feet
    250 feet
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      300 feet
    over 300 feet
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  12. In your opinion, should the township's zoning regulations permit the following?
     
    Two-family homes (duplexes)
    Multi-family housing
    Apartment & condos
    Cluster housing
    Yes
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    No
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  13. Should buildings be permitted in areas that are prone to flooding (100 year flood plain areas)?
    Yes
    No
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  14. Should development be limited in areas where there may be well water availability problems?
    Yes
    No
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  15. Cost of Community Services Studies compare tax revenues generated with expenditures required to support each major land use category in a community. Generally, such studies indicate that for every dollar in tax revenue generated it costs about $1.40 in support services for residential development or a ratio of $1.00 : $1.40, for commercial/light industrial development the ratio is $1.00 : $0.25, and for agriculture the ratio if $1.00 : $0.30. Therefore, in order to enhance the tax base in Parkman Township, do you feel that the township officials should
      Yes No
    Rezone more land for industrial use ____ ____
    Promote the creation of a commercial/light industrial park ____ ____
    Retain existing businesses and promote expansion of them ____ ____
    Increase job opportunities in the township ____ ____
    Promote the township as a location for new businesses ____ ____
    Create a new "town center" zone around Parkman Square ____ ____
    Initiate a farmland preservation program ____ ____
    No opinion ____ ____
    Other:  _____________________________________________________
  16. In your opinion, how important is it to preserve farmland in the township?
    Very important
    Important
    Somewhat important
    Not importan
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  17. Rate each of the following methods for preserving farmlands in the township:  1 Very important, 2 Important, or 3 Less important.
    Increase real property taxes to acquire development rights
    Obtain federal and state matching funds, if available
    Work with private, non-profit organization or land trust
    Promote available property tax reduction programs
    Promote the marketing of local agricultural products
    Strengthen laws regulating land use
    Create agricultural security zones
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    Other:  _____________________________________________________
  18. In your opinion, how important is it to preserve other undeveloped spaces (ex. wetlands, forests, wildlife areas) in the township?
    Very important
    Important
    Somewhat important
    Not important
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  19. Where do you usually go shopping? (Please CHECK the appropriate columns.)
     
    Middlefield
    Chardon
    Warren
    Garrettsville
    Cleveland
    Mentor
    Groceries
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    Clothing
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    Major Purchases
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    Other (Specify):  _________________    
  20. Do you own and/or operate a business in Parkman Township? (If "no" go to question 23.)
    Yes
    No
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  21. In your opinion, is your business considered a "home occupation"? (If "no" go to question 23.)
    Yes
    No
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  22. What type of home occupation are you engaged in?

    Specify:  __________________________________

  23. What do you like about living in Parkman Township? (Please CHECK EACH response.)
     
    Rural atmosphere
    Rate of development
    Housing opportunities
    Commercial/industrial development
    Public school system
    Zoning regulations in effect
    Employment opportunities
    Quality of the environment
    Availability of recreation/park facilities
    Good farmland
    Encroachment of development on farmland
    Road maintenance
    Public services
    Distance to work
    Level of taxation
    Yes
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    No
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    Other:  ______________________________________________
  24. Would you like to see the following items encouraged in the Township? (Please CHECK EACH answer.)
     
    Provision of central sewer services
    Provision of central water services
    More residential development
    More commercial development
    More industrial development
    Rehabilitation of the central commercial district
    More parks/recreation facilities
    Preservation of farmland
    Better road maintenance
    Yes
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    No
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    Other:  _______________________________________________
  25. Following is a list of public services. (Please rate each item by CHECKING the appropriate column.)
     
    Fire protection
    Police protection
    Ambulance services
    Schools
    Recreational facilities
    Road maintenance
    Zoning enforcement
    Excellent
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    Good
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    Fair
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    Poor
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    Other:  _____________________________________________________
  26. Zoning and other land use regulations have many objectives. (Please indicate your opinion about each of the objectives listed below by CHECKING the appropriate column.)
      VI
    SI
    NI
    Very Important
    Somewhat Important
    Not Important
     
    To protect property values
    To protect the character of the community
    To protect prime farmland
    To protect properties from flood damage
    To protect the quality of the environment
    To protect open space and recreational areas
    To enhance the tax base of the community
    To control the pace of development
    To separate incompatible land uses
    To guide growth
    To control the type of development
      VI
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    NI
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    Other:  _____________________________________________________
  27. Should all new outdoor lighting be required to have full cutoff shielding to reduce dangerous glare and to prevent light trespass?
    Yes
    No
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  28. If the area of Route 422 is to be developed commercially what type of commercial uses should be established there? (Please CHECK EACH answer.)
     
    Restaurant
    Arts & crafts shop
    Bank
    Clothing store
    Book store
    Professional offices
    Card & gift shop
    Drug store
    Grocery store
    Hardware store
    Yes
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    No
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    Other:  ________________________________________
  29. Please feel free to make any additional comments or suggestions in the space remaining.

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