Sherman Township Master Plan Survey

Thank you for taking time to help Sherman Township understand the wants and needs of its citizens. The Township is currently reviewing its Master Plan, the results of the survey will help guide the direction of the Master Plan. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below.

1. Residents are generally aware of most zoning requirements.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

2. Zoning enforcement is satisfactory in the Township.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

3. The Township should limit commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential development.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

4. Growth and Development are acceptable as long as the rural character of the Township is preserved.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

5. What should the Township do to protect water quality?
Control runoff into lakes and rivers
Control weeds and invasive species in lakes and rivers
Limit farming near lakes and streams
Nothing, the county and state do enough

6. The Township should use its position or resources to preserve (Choose all that apply):
Farmland
Open space
Water quality
Wetlands
Forests
The Township should use resources for other purposes

7. Plans for future housing in the Township should include (Choose all that apply):
Affordable options
Mobile home parks
Tiny homes (less than 400 square feet)
Additional subdivisions
Multi-family facilities (apartment complexes, condos, etc)
Senior living facilities (assisted or independent)
No changes to the current housing types

8. The Township should pursue funds for road maintenance and development through a dedicated local millage:
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

9. The Township should levy taxes for (Choose all that apply):
Farmland or open space preservation
Additional parks or recreation areas
Additional police protection
Additional lake patrols
Economic development
The Township should NOT levy taxes
Other

10. You are satisfied with the internet access in the Township.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

11. The Township should allow cell phone towers (Choose all that apply):
Anywhere cellular companies want
Anywhere except for residential areas
In residential areas if they are hidden
Nowhere in the Township

12. The Township should allow solar panels (Choose all that apply):
For personal use on/near homes
For commercial purposes anywhere
For commercial use away from residential properties

13. The Township should allow wind turbines (Choose all that apply):
For personal use on/near homes
For commercial purposes anywhere
For commercial use away from residential properties

14. The Township should allow marijuana dispensaries in the Township.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

15. You are satisfied with the park and recreation opportunities in and around the Township.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

16. The Township should do more to control blight.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

17. You are satisfied with the recycling service in the Township.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

18. What are the reasons you visit the Township website - www.shermantwp.net (Choose all that apply)?
Information about Township Meetings
Zoning information
Property information
I don't visit the Township website
Other

19. Please list who lives in your household.
Aged 0-6 Aged 7-12 Aged 13-18Aged 19-29Aged 30-39Aged 40-49Aged 50-59Aged 60+
You
Adult 2
Adult 3
Child 1
Child 2
Child 3
Child 4
Child 5

20. Are you a registered voter (choose one)?
Yes
No
I don't know

21. I am a:
Single family homeowner
Single family renter
Multi-family renter (apartment)
Multi-family owner (condo)

22. I live in the Township:
On a full-time basis
Only during the summer

23. I live on a:
Farm
Lake
Neither

24. I have lived in the Township for:
Less than 1 year
1 to 5 years
6 to 10 years
10 to 15 years
More than 15 years

25. Comments