Land Use Survey

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LAND USE SURVEY OF SENECA TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS

Total Surveys Mailed = 863
Total Surveys Returned = 130
% Response = 15%

   Yes   No  No
Response
I. Farmland Use
   1. Should farm land remain the principle use in Seneca Township?
106 14 10

   2. Should the township plan to set aside certain areas for this land use?
89 31 12

   3. Should McHenry County be allowed to use various real estate techniques
      to purchase farmland or restrict the sale of farmland?

60 58 12

   4. If you agree with item 3, would you still agree if it meant paying more
      taxes to allow for this option?
38 53 39
 
II. Open Space and Conservation Land Use
   1. Are you in favor of open space and conservation?
93 20 17

   2. Should the amount of public open space be increased?

   3. What type of open space should be maintained or preserved? (Circle One)
  River Corridors Wetlands Ridges Woodlands Other
(Totals are more than total survey responses) 49 45 14 32 1


   4. Should McHenry County Conservation District be encouraged to provide corridors

      and linkages to existing open space areas surrounding Seneca Township?

83 25 22
 
III. Commercial, Industrial Land Use
   1. Are you in favor of designating certain areas in the township for these land uses?
57 62 11

   2. For example, should Route 176 be designated for commercial and/or industrial land use?

39 73 18
   3. Should commercial and business areas be annexed to towns or developed

      in the township outside of towns?
  In Town Out of Town
(21 no responses)   76 33

   4. Should there be a minimum distance between residential and agricultural
      areas and business land uses?

94 25 11
 
IV. Infrastructure (Roads, highways, utilities, easements, railroads, etc.)
   1. Are you satisfied with the current level of infrastructure?
112 9 9
   2. Should utility expansions be accommodated in existing easements? 70 46 14
   3. Should existing roads be expanded? 36 79 13
   4. Should new roads be constructed? 12 96 22
   5. Should the township plan include roadway locations that benefit the health,
      safety and welfare of the township residents?
74 26 30
 
V. Recreation
   1. Should residential development be required to dedicate land for public recreational use?
96 30 4
   2. Should areas be designated for bike/pedestrian and/or equestrian paths? 94 31 5
   3. Should the township plan provide for a “township center” for

      recreational use by all township residents? (A center could contain ball
      fields, playgrounds and picnic areas, etc.)
54 60 16
 
VI. Residential Land Use
   1. Are you in favor of increasing, maintaining or decreasing the current rate of
      residential developmental in the township? (Circle one)
     
  Increase Maintain Decrease
(16 No Responses) 15 57 42
   2. Should certain areas be designated for residential land use in the township plan? 90 26 14

   3. Should developers be held to an architectural standard to precluded
     cookie cutter and repetitive house styles?
106  16   8

   4. Are you concerned that increased development may cause localized flooding?
 92  31   7

   5. Will you support on-site (development specific) storm water retention/detention?
 91  18  21

   6. Should residential development be restricted from flood plains as well as flood ways?
109  9  12