Jackson County Comprehensive Plan Survey Step 1 of 4 25% Indicate your status in Jackson County Year-round resident - OWNER Year-round resident - RENTER Seasonal resident - OWNER Seasonal resident - RENTER Non-resident landowner Indicate the Town, Village, or City where you primary Jackson County residence (or the most frequently used property) is located. City of Black River Falls Town of Adams Town of Albion Town of Alma Town of Bear Bluff Town of Brockway Town of City Point Town of Cleveland Town of Curran Town of Franklin Town of Garden Valley Town of Garfield Town of Hixton Town of Irving Town of Knapp Town of Komensky Town of Manchester Town of Melrose Town of Millston Town of North Bend Town of Northfield Town of Springfield Village of Alma Center Village of Hixton Village of Melrose Village of Merrillan Village of Taylor Please indicate your age bracket. 18-25 26-45 46-65 Over 65 If you own land in Jackson County, within the next 10 years are you planning to:YesNoDoes not applyBuild a year-round residenceExpand existing homeExpand or start new businessSell and relocate out of the areaMake no changesHow long have you owned your primary property or primary residence in Jackson County? Less than 5 years 5 to 15 years More than 15 years I am a renter The quality of life in Jackson County has improved in recent years.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionThe following features make the quality of life in Jackson County good:Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionAffordable housingCultural opportunitiesFarmingGood roadsLakes, rivers, creeks, and streamsLow crime rateLow property taxesNatural environment and beautyProximity to jobsPublic outdoor recreation activities (hunting, fishing, boating, etc.)Public outdoor recreation facilities (parks, campgrounds, beaches, etc.)Public schoolsWhat are the three (3) most importatnt issues facing Jackson County in the coming years? (select only 3) Public services Public schools Road maintenance Promote business and create jobs Farmland preservation Residential growth Scenic views Expand recreational opportunities Property taxes Sensitive environmental areas Maintain Jackson County's rural character Provide adequate housing Forest fragmentation (break up of large forested land parcels) Other, please specify HousingHomeowners: What is the present value of your Jackson County residence? (excluding acreage) Less than $100,000 $100,000 - $200,000 $200,000 - $400,000 Over $400,000 Should there be a minimum lot size for single family residential development in rural Jackson County? Yes No No opinion If yes, what should the minimum lot size be for single family residential development in rural Jackson County? Less than 1 acre 1 - 2 acres 3 - 5 acres 6 - 10 acres 10 - 20 acres No minimum acreage requirement How would you rate housing availability in Jackson County?Need a lot moreNeed a little moreDo not need any moreNo opinionApartments (3 or more units)Assisted living facilities for seniorsCondominiumsDuplexesExecutive (high-end) housingFocus on improving existing housing qualityHousing for low-income householdsMobile home parksSenior condominiums and apartmentsSingle family housingStarter (first time buyer) homesTransportationWhich roadway systems need the most improvement or maintenance? City or Village street Town road County road State highway Private road Rate the overall conditions of the roads in Jackson County.PoorFairAverageGoodVery goodIn general, the road shoulders in Jackson County are adequate.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionThe County should provide additional road shoulders for bicyclists.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionSome roads within Jackson County should be open to ATVs.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionThe County's existing public transportation services (elderly van service, mini-bus) are adequate.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionBus service within Jackson County should be developed with rural bus stops at selected locations. Yes No Passenger rail service should be established to provide local municipalities with connections to major urban centers (Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Chicago, etc.). Yes No As a Jackson County landowner, rank the importance of maintenance improvements of the following facilties. (1 - least important to 5 - most important)One (least important)TwoThreeFourFive (most important)No opinionAirportsAmbulance serviceBusiness parksCellular service/Internet access/CableFire protectionHospital/Health care clinicsLaw enforcementMunicipal water systemsParksPublic librariesPublic school systemRecreational trails motorizedRecreational trails non-motorizedRecycling programSanitary sewer serviceSolid waste collection (garbage)Street and road maintenance Natural ResourcesWhat are the most important natural resource elements to you? (select the three (3) most important to you) Lakes Rivers/streams/creeks Groundwater Wetlands Wildlife Soil Forests Parks Community design Cultural resources Historical resources Jackson County should further ensure that its lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands are protected from degradation.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionDevelopers should be required to provide neighborhood parks or other outdoor recreational facilities as part of the rural subdivision approval.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionDo you think additional recreational facilities are needed for the following?Need moreAdequateToo many alreadyNo opinionATVsBeachesCampgroundsCross country skiingCycling/Mountain bikingDog sleddingFishing/Boat landingsGolf coursesHiking/WalkingHorseback ridingHuntingPicnic areasPlayground equipmentSnowmobileSports fields (baseball, soccer, tennis, etc.)Land UsePrime agricultural lands should be preserved exclusively for farming use in Jackson County.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionSingle family residences should be allowed to be constructed on prime agricultural lands.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionNon-farm residential development should not be allowed in farming areas because of the potential for conflicts with farming activities.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionJackson County should allocate funding to recruit new industries and/or commercial businesses.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionAs a Jackson County landowner, do you support the development of the following types of industries in Jackson County? (select one per line)SupportOpposeNot sureForest product manufacturingHeavy manufacturing (primary manufacturing such as foundries, etc.)High technology manufacturingIntensive agricultural operations ("factory" farms or egg processing plants)Light manufacturing (product assembly, product fabrication, etc.)Non-intensive agricultural related business (implement dealer, etc.)Renewable energy manufacturingTransport industrial (warehousing, distribution centers, etc.)As a Jackson County landowner, do you support the development of the following types of retail establishments in Jackson County? (select one per line)SupportOpposeNot sureConvenience storesDepartment storesEntertainment establishmentsFamily restaurantsFast food restaurantsRecreational activity stores (ATV, motorcycle, snowmobile, etc.)Small specialty retail shopsSpecialty grocery storeSupermarketsCurrent land use regulations have done an effective job minimizing land use conflict in Jackson County.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionYou or your neighbor should be allowed to use, develop, or sell your land for any type of use regardless of whether or not conflict might develop with neighbors.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionIf you are familiar with the following County regulations, please rate the following.AdequateNot adequateExcessiveNo opinionPrivate forest landResidentialCommercialIndustrialRivers/Inland lakesWetlandsShorelandLarge scale farm operationsIt is important to develop guidelines in Jackson County for: Commercial/IndustrialVery importantImportantNot imortantNo opinionSignsExterior lightingNoiseVegetative screeningBuilding appearanceWind turbines/towersSolar panelsIt is important to develop guidelines in Jackson County for: ResidentialVery importantImportantNot imortantNo opinionSignsExterior lightingNoiseVegetative screeningBuilding appearanceWind turbines/towersSolar panelsJackson County should allow the option of clustering or grouping single family residents on a large acreage in order to conserve wooded areas, open spaces, or scenic views, and provide for the efficient provision of public services with no increased density over conventional development.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionThe Jackson County zoning, subdivision, and related ordinances have been effective in: (note: some ordinances may not pertain to the municipality in which you own property)Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo opinionRegulating building sizeProtecting property valuesRegulating land divisionsControlling signsControlling junk vehiclesProtecting the environmentRegulating communication towersRegulating sanitationRank your impression of the Jackson County Zoning Ordinances.Needs improvementFairGoodExcellentNo opinion EconomyAre there enough job opportunities in Jackson County? Yes No Not sure Are the jobs in Jackson County paying an adequate wage or salary? Yes No Not sure Now that you have completed the survey, rank the three (3) elements of most importance to you. Issues and Opportunities - Includes general background information on the local government unit Agricultural, Natural, and Cultural Resources - Policies to conserve and promote effective management of these resources Transportation - Guide the future development of various modes of transportation Utilities and Community Facilities - Guide the future development of utilities and community facilities Housing - Guide for the governmental unit to provide adequate housing for existing and future demand Economic Development - Promote the retention or expansion of the economic base and quality employment opportunities Intergovernmental Cooperation - Promote joint planning cooperation with other jurisdictional units Land Use Permit Implementation - Ordinance development as a tool to regulate the land use plan.