CRANBERRY ISLES COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SURVEY

There is an opportunity to further elaborate, explain, or comment on
your responses on the last page of the survey.

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. How long have you lived on or visited the Cranberry Isles?

a. ____ Less than one year    d. ____ 10-20 years
b. ____ 1-5 years    e. ____ more than 20 years
c. ____ 6-10 years


2. How many days per year do you typically reside on Cranberry Isles?

a. ____ 14 days or less    d. ____ 60-90 days
b. ____ 15-30 days    e. ____ 90-120 days
c. ____ 30-60 days    f. ____ 120-180 days
   g. ____ More than 180 days


3. Which island do you live on or visit?

a. _____ Baker
b. _____ Bear
c. _____ Great Cranberry
d. _____ Islesford
e. _____ Sutton

4. In the next 10 years, the amount of time you spend in Cranberry Isles will

a. _____ Increase
b. _____ Decrease
c. _____ Stay the same

5. Do you own or rent a residence on Cranberry Isles?

a. _____ Own       b. _____ Rent

6. If you own a house, how many days a year do you make it available to rent it to others?

a. _____ 0 days
b. _____ 1-30 days
c. _____ 30-90 days
d. _____ 90 days or more

7. If you own a house, is it winterized?

a. _____ Yes
b. _____ No

B. MUNICPAL ISSUES

1. Please provide your opinion of the following town services by checking the appropriate box.

Feel free to add written comments on the last page.


Satisfactory Needs Immediate
Attention
Needs Future
Attention
a. Fire Protection


b. Emergency medical response


c. Police protection/public safety


d. Road maintenance


e. Law/ordinance enforcement


f. Public schools


g. Building code enforcement


h. Solid waste disposal


i. Town docking facilities


j. Public access to the shore


k. Ferry schedule


l. Harbor management


m. Town parking on mainland


n. Employment opportunities


o. Affordable housing


p. Drinking water (supply, quality, etc.)


q. Number of motor vehicles


r. Mosquito control


s. Development of inland land


t. Utility services from mainland
   (telephone, power, fuel)



u. High-speed Internet access


v. Other (specify) _______________



2. For those issues you marked Needs Immediate Attention, above, please offer your suggestion(s) as to how the Town might address the problem.
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

C. For PRIMARY Residents Only:

1. Are you currently employed?

a. _____ Yes, full time
b._____ Yes, part time
c. _____ No

2. Are you looking for a job?

a. ______ Yes    b. _____ No

3. If you are not currently employed and not seeking a job, are you a full-time student,
a full-time parent or retired?

a. ____ full-time student     c. retired
b. ____ full-time parent     d. ____ other (please specify) ___________________


4. If you are employed, where do you work?

a. _____ On home island     b. ______ Cranberry Isles, but not on the island where I live
c._____ Not in Cranberry Isles

5. If you are employed somewhere other than the island where you live, how long is your one-way commute? _____ Minutes

6. Are you self-employed?

a. _____ Yes    b. _____ No

7. Do you depend on the Internet to connect to a job located off island?

a. _____ Yes    b. _____ No

8. If you are employed, in what industry are you employed? (Check all that apply)

a. _____ Fishing
b. _____ Education
c. _____ Carpentry
d. _____ Boats (building/maintenance/storage)
e. _____ Landscape/lawn care
f. _____ Municipal
g. _____ Housekeeping
h. _____ Caretaking
i. _____ Other (specify): _____________________________


D. FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

The following chart shows historical year-round population figures for the town of Cranberry Isles.

Year Population
1900 374
1920 410   
1940 334
1960 181
1980 201
2000 128


1. What year-round population count would you like to see in the year 2010?

a. _____ 100-150
b. _____ 150-200
c. _____ More than 200
d. _____ No preference

2. Should the town consider adopting ordinances that encourage more, the same or less of the following?


More Same Less
a. Year-round housing


b. Affordable housing


c. Single family units


d. Multi-family units


e. Mobile homes


f. Other (specify): ________________




3. Should the town consider adopting ordinances and/or other measures to protect the following?


Yes No
a. Undeveloped land

b. Wildlife habitat

c. Aquifers (drinking water)

d. Wetlands

e. Scenic views

f. Protection/restoration of Shellfish area



4. Would you support policies that protect against converting commercial shorefront property to residential use?

a. _____ Yes    b. _____ No

5. Would you like to see more, the same or less of the following?


More Same Less
a. Retail


b. Manufcturing


c. Tourism


d. Other commercial (specify such as
boatbuilding, lobster cooperative) ______________





6. If the Cranberry Isles is not your primary residence now, do you plan to make Cranberry Isles your primary residence in the future?

a. _____ Probably, at some point this year
b. _____ Probably, some point in the future
c. _____ Probably not

7. Are there any changes that could be made on Cranberry Islands which would possibly change your answer to question 6 ?  (please consider the list of municipal issues in section B and any other issues you may have.)

a. ______ Yes    b. ______ No


If yes, please list below.
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________

8. If you own undeveloped land, do you plan to build on it or sell it to someone who will?

a. _____Yes, in the next year or two
b. _____Yes, at some point in the future
c. _____ No


D. GENERAL RESPONSE

1. What do you like most about living in Cranberry Isles?
_____________________________________________________________________
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2. What do you like least about living in Cranberry Isles?
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________

3. What issues do you feel should be included in the Comprehensive Plan but were not mentioned in this survey?

____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________


4. Additional comments here: (Use additional pages or back if needed.)
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________

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Name
Age
____ Under 18
____ 18-25
____ 26-40
____ 41-65
____ over 65


If you would like to be available for any follow-up discussions with the committee, feel free to add your contact information. (optional.)

Address

_________________________________________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________

Tel
_____________________

Email
______________________________



Thank you.  Please return the survey by March 15, 2005 to:

Cranberry Isles Comprehensive Plan Committee
PO Box 7
Great Cranberry Island, Maine 04625


 

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