Results

Parkman Township Community Land Survey Results

Surveys Mailed 940                
Surveys Undeliverable 14                
Surveys Returned 287                
% Surveys Returned 30.5%                
                   
Question 1 - 3                  
Zoning District Size Residential   Commercial   Industrial        
Increase 33 12.0% 59 21.3% 50 18.1%      
Decrease 39 14.2% 28 10.1% 39 14.1%      
Keep Same 180 65.5% 165 59.6% 166 59.9%      
No Opinion 23 8.4% 25 9.0% 22 7.9%      
  275   277   277        
                   
Question 4                  
Where do you work? Principal   Other   Retired        
Geauga 130 53.1% 76 60.8% 46        
Cuyahoga 64 26.1% 28 22.4%          
Lake 4 1.6% 3 2.4%          
Ashtabula 2 0.8% 2 1.6%          
Trumbull 13 5.3% 5 4.0%          
Portage 11 4.5% 5 4.0%          
Summit 6 2.4% 3 2.4%          
Other 15 6.1% 3 2.4%          
  245   125            
                   
Question 5                  
How many miles traveled to work? Principal   Other            
0 - 10 miles 87 40.7% 55 49.5%          
11 - 20 miles 43 20.1% 20 18.0%          
21 - 30 miles 39 18.2% 20 18.0%          
31 - 40 miles 24 11.2% 11 9.9%          
41 - 50 miles 12 5.6% 4 3.6%          
> 50 miles 9 4.2% 1 0.9%          
  214   111            
                   
Question 6                  
Own property and live elsewhere?                  
Yes 45 16.2%              
No 233 83.8%              
  278                
                   
Question 7                  
How long lived in Parkman?                  
Unknown 36 12.5%              
0 - 5 years 47 16.4%              
6 - 10 years 19 6.6%              
11 - 20 years 40 13.9%              
> 20 years 145 50.5%              
  287                
                   
Question 8                  
Lot Size                  
< 1 acre 20 7.4%              
1 - 1.9 acres 72 26.7%              
2 - 2.9 acres 42 15.6%              
3 - 4 .9 acres 38 14.1%              
5 - 9.9 acres 43 15.9%              
10 - 24.9 acres 20 7.4%              
over 25 acres 35 13.0%              
  270                
                   
Question 9                  
Frontage?                  
< 100 ft 21 8.0%              
100 - 149 ft 32 12.2%              
150 - 199 ft 65 24.7%              
200 - 249 ft 34 12.9%              
250 - 300 ft 33 12.5%              
> 300 ft 78 29.7%              
  263                
                   
Question 10                  
Best Residential Lot Size?                  
< 1 acre 15 5.3%              
1.5 - 2 acres 96 33.8%              
2.5 - 4 acres 124 43.7%              
5 - 10 acres 40 14.1%              
over 10 acres 9 3.2%              
  284                
                   
Question 11                  
Best Residential Frontage?                  
200 ft 143 53.2% 60 3 1.1%        
250 ft 60 22.3% 150 4 1.5%        
300 ft 39 14.5%              
> 300 ft 20 7.4%              
  269                
                   
Question 12                  
Zoning Regulation to Permit Yes   No            
2-Family homes (duplex) 154 58.3% 110 41.7%   264      
Multi Family homes 66 25.5% 193 74.5%   259      
Apartments & Condos 61 23.6% 197 76.4%   258      
Cluster Housing 58 22.7% 197 77.3%   255      
                   
Question 13                  
Build in areas prone to flooding?                  
Yes 51 18.3%              
No 228 81.7%              
  279                
                   
Question 14                  
Limit build due to water available?                  
Yes 193 70.2%              
No 82 29.8%              
  275                
                   
Question 15                  
How to enhance Tax Base Yes   No            
Increase Industrial Zoning 57 24.2% 179 75.8%   236      
Commercial /Lt Industrial Park 110 48.2% 118 51.8%   228      
Retain Business & Expand them 183 78.2% 51 21.8%   234      
Increase Job Opp. 152 66.4% 77 33.6%   229      
Location for New Business 118 51.8% 110 48.2%   228      
New "Town Center" Zone 141 63.5% 81 36.5%   222      
Farmland Preservation 190 80.9% 45 19.1%   235      
No Opinion 16         16      
Other 6         6      
                   
Question 16                  
How important preserve farmland                  
Very important 164 58.8%              
Important 61 21.9%              
Somewhat Important 39 14.0%              
Not Important 15 5.4%              
  279                
                   
Question 17                  
How to preserve farmland? Very Important   Important   Less Important        
Increase Real Prop Tax to Develop 19 8.4% 42 18.7% 164 72.9% 225    
Obtain Fed. & State Match Funds 124 53.2% 79 33.9% 30 12.9% 233    
Private, Non-Profit Org or Land Trust 95 41.9% 85 37.4% 47 20.7% 227    
Avail. Property Tax Reduction 142 60.9% 62 26.6% 29 12.4% 233    
Market Local Ag Products 137 57.6% 66 27.7% 35 14.7% 238    
Strengthen Land Use Laws 102 44.2% 56 24.2% 73 31.6% 231    
Create Ag Security Zones 101 46.3% 66 30.3% 51 23.4% 218    
Other 6                
                   
Question 18                  
Preserve other Undeveloped Spaces                  
Very important 148 53.6%              
Important 49 17.8%              
Somewhat Important 45 16.3%              
Not Important 34 12.3%              
  276                
                   
Question 19                  
Where do you shop? Groceries   Clothing   Major Purch        
Middlefield 232 65.7% 72 21.5% 64 19.9%      
Chardon 13 3.7% 9 2.7% 4 1.2%      
Warren 38 10.8% 158 47.2% 158 49.2%      
Garrettsville 56 15.9% 2 0.6% 9 2.8%      
Cleveland 8 2.3% 45 13.4% 45 14.0%      
Mentor 6 1.7% 49 14.6% 41 12.8%      
Other   36              
  353   335   321        
                   
Question 20                  
Own/operate business in Parkman?                  
Yes 57 21.2%              
No 212 78.8%              
  269                
                   
Question 21                  
Business "home occupation"?                  
Yes 38 67.9%              
No 18 32.1%              
  56                
                   
Question 22                  
Type of home occupation:                  
SEE COMMENTS SHEET                  
                   
Question 23                  
What do you like about Parkman? Yes   No            
Rural Atmosphere 259 98.5% 4 1.5% 263        
Rate of Development 135 57.9% 98 42.1% 233        
Housing Opportunities 132 59.7% 89 40.3% 221        
Commercial/Industrial Development 80 35.9% 143 64.1% 223        
Public School System 179 79.2% 47 20.8% 226        
Zoning Regs in effect 177 72.8% 66 27.2% 243        
Employment Opportunities 72 34.0% 140 66.0% 212        
Quality of environment 227 93.4% 16 6.6% 243        
Avail. Recreation/park Facilities 164 71.3% 66 28.7% 230        
Good Farmland 207 87.3% 30 12.7% 237        
Encroachment on Farmland 51 23.8% 163 76.2% 214        
Road Maintenance 142 59.7% 96 40.3% 238        
Public services 132 58.7% 93 41.3% 225        
Distance to Work 167 77.0% 50 23.0% 217        
Level of taxation 151 63.7% 86 36.3% 237        
Other 10   2            
                   
Question 24                  
Items encouraged in township Yes   No            
Central sewer services 104 40.2% 155 59.8% 259        
Central water Services 90 35.3% 165 64.7% 255        
More residential development 87 34.9% 162 65.1% 249        
More commercial development 89 35.6% 161 64.4% 250        
More industrial development 65 25.9% 186 74.1% 251        
Rehab central commercial district 159 64.1% 89 35.9% 248        
More parks/recreation facilities 130 52.8% 116 47.2% 246        
Preservation of farmland 225 86.9% 34 13.1% 259        
Better road Maintenance 198 78.3% 55 21.7% 253        
Other 5                
                   
Question 25                  
Rate Public Services Excellent   Good   Fair   Poor    
Fire protection 114 44.0% 112 43.2% 30 11.6% 3 1.2% 259
Police protection 20 7.9% 108 42.9% 67 26.6% 57 22.6% 252
Ambulance services 82 32.5% 128 50.8% 38 15.1% 4 1.6% 252
Schools 61 25.5% 135 56.5% 38 15.9% 5 2.1% 239
Recreational Facilities 30 12.3% 129 52.9% 68 27.9% 17 7.0% 244
Road Maintenance 26 10.0% 118 45.6% 65 25.1% 50 19.3% 259
Zoning enforcement 21 8.6% 113 46.5% 80 32.9% 29 11.9% 243
Other 5               5
                   
Question 26                  
Zoning Objectives Very Important Some Import Not Important      
To protect property values 221 83.4% 33 12.5% 11 4.2% 265    
To protect character of community 216 80.6% 40 14.9% 12 4.5% 268    
To protect prime farmland 183 67.5% 65 24.0% 23 8.5% 271    
To protect property from floods 107 40.5% 113 42.8% 44 16.7% 264    
To protect quality of environment 188 70.1% 65 24.3% 15 5.6% 268    
To protect open space & rec. areas 155 59.2% 80 30.5% 27 10.3% 262    
To enhance tax base 83 31.9% 134 51.5% 43 16.5% 260    
To control pace of development 177 66.3% 63 23.6% 27 10.1% 267    
To separate incompatible land use 113 42.6% 112 42.3% 40 15.1% 265    
To guide growth 157 60.6% 75 29.0% 27 10.4% 259    
To control type of development 192 73.6% 48 18.4% 21 8.0% 261    
Other 2                
                   
Question 27                  
New Outdoor lighting to have cutoff?                  
Yes 171 67.1%              
No 84 32.9%              
  255                
                   
Question 28                  
Rt 422 Commercial Development? Yes   No            
Restaurant 212 83.1% 43 16.9% 255        
Arts & crafts shop 136 58.6% 96 41.4% 232        
Bank 179 72.2% 69 27.8% 248        
Clothing store 130 54.9% 107 45.1% 237        
Book store 132 55.9% 104 44.1% 236        
Professional offices 160 65.3% 85 34.7% 245        
Card & Gift shop 142 61.2% 90 38.8% 232        
Drug store 190 76.3% 59 23.7% 249        
Grocery store 205 80.1% 51 19.9% 256        
Hardware 178 74.2% 62 25.8% 240        
Other 13