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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Resident Survey from April 2000

Was rummaging through the old Lindleytown Newsletter looking for the story on the Cub Scouts to find out who they were. I didn't find the Cub Scout story, but I came across the Resident Survey results that the Comprehensive Planning Committee conducted back in 2000 to guide them in developing a Master Plan for Lindley. I think you'll find the Survey Results rather interesting...again.

Click on the headline for a readable view.


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5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea ,Sally.
Noticed there is a legal notice regarding scheduled Zoning hearing on Nov. 1st in today's(Wed.Oct. 19th) Leader. Good to remind the Planning Board of Lindley citizen's input into the comprehensive plan.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Gerry G. said...

Believe me the Committee to revise Zoning was very aware of the residents feelings when the laws were reviewed. There were many discussions during the two years the committee worked on the revisions. We also realized we could never please everyone and did the best we could.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Sallyann said...

After seeing the numbers again there should be no doubt in anyone's mind that Lindley citizens want their town to remain rural. (95.1%) The only negative I saw on the survey was the fact that out of a possible 1300 survey-able population here in town only 463 responded to the survey. But when I'm out and about campaigning, almost everyone I speak with has an opinion on Zoning Laws here in town. Some are very angry that Zoning Laws are so intrusive in their lives, while others, relatively few I might add, feel Zoning Laws are not strict enough. I am sensing there is a "disconnect" festering in town over Zoning Laws and will if elected Supervisor get to the heart of the issue.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous For Fair Play. said...

The heart of the issue might be some of the members of the Planning Board and Board members with their Pie in the Sky ideals.Generally, most of the population does not envison a community where every dwelling is a Better Homes and Garden variety or a look alike of their neighbors. What ever happened to individual preferences??

It really becomes invasive when the powers to be can tell you how many and where you need to plant your trees and shrubbry; how many cars you can have in your driveway-Yet some lawns are allowed to have rusty old junk farm machinery as lawn ornaments. Now if that were a rusty old car, bet your sweet bippy, a notice would be served.

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Sallyann said...

You can't in one breath plead for "individual preferences" and then crab about an individual having "rusty old junk farm equipment as lawn ornaments."

9:36 PM  
Anonymous For Fair Play. said...

It's all junk -no matter how it is presented- whether it's a car or farm machinery and distracts from the "clean" environment that is being sought. There has been considerable discussion as to what constitutes "junk". So until the word is better defined ;guess it depends on who you are and how much influence you have in town.

As to personal preference -the point is the way some of the zoning laws are written-people are not be allowed to exercise their individual tastes ,but will be dictated to how and why they manage their property-ie swimming pools,tree location,amount of road frontage, location of a building on a lot,etc. Any variation means the owner has to spend his time and money explaining his side of the story. Country living will never be the same as city living which is what some people try to cram down our throats.

11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the farm machinery isn't junk,why isn't it under cover to further protect it from the elements. Most thrifty farmers try to protect their expensive equipment purchases from the weather.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Gerry said...

I don't believe for one moment there is a single person on the planning board who has a "pie in the sky" view. As Sally pointed out there was very poor response to the survey when it was conducted. Everyone in town had a chance to speak out. Those that didn't are usually the ones that cry fowl the loudest. When there was a hearing on the proposed revised zoning laws no one but Sally showed up. You can't have it both ways, either you speak out when given the opportunity or shut the hell up. It is just like voting, if you don't vote then don't gripe. If you have never read the laws you should. The intent and purpose of the zoning law "is to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the Town of Lindley; regulating and restricting the height, number of stories, and size of buildings and other structures, the percentage of lot that may be occupied, the size of yards, courts, and other open spaces, the density of population, and the location and use of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residence or other purposes; creating districts for such said purposes, and establishing boundaries , thereof;". This law was not just recently written, it has been in effect since 1986, the date of the last revision. If people want to remain rural then you don't build on top of one another. That is the reason for density. At one point there was a chairperson who wanted to regulate how a person landscaped. I personally don't feel that is something that should be regulated. People just starting out can't possibly landscape to suit someone else. It is a matter of preference, to landscape or not. As for junk cars, if not regulated then there would be many more junkers sitting around than there is now. Again you have to bear in mind that zoning is meant to protect neighbors health and safety. I have read the false accusations against board members and I am sick of the misinformed crap that is being put out there. If you want to make statements then at least be accurate. All work hard for what we have and pay taxes so we are all in the same boat. Remember you can't believe everything you read on the blog or other media.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are the notices about the changes in zoning laws or other town afairs always buried in the legal section of the newspaper ads ? How many people read that part of the paper?
No publicity-no opposition????

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by law that is where the notices are required to be, state law not ours.

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try getting anything posted in The Leader. They are most uncooperative. I guess that paper doesn't consider the outer towns of the Corning area worth their time.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Marc said...

Gerry-Thanks for making it clear what the planning board does.I have a better understanding now.As for the blog i think its more like letter to the editor. Everyones opinion on things going on in town.But i am sure you wont see Sally writing anything that she cant back up with facts! :) just a hillbillys opinion!

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of us with Lindley mailing address receive the free Addison Post.
Aren't they receptive to publishing news articles on Lindley? Seems like they would be if they spend the money to send us copies of their publication. Couldn't the secretaries of the Boards send them the information about the hearings and such without it's being a legal notice? It is no wonder people in Lindley are apatheic about town affairs.There really is no effort or written publication to keep them informed. Not sure everyone in town has access to this communication.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no not everyone in town has access to free Addison Post.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True-but there are enough who do that the word would get out. Better that there be some kind of effort to inform public than to keep citizens in the dark about town affairs-don't you think?

4:01 PM  

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