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Cindy Bradford inside Area 10 May 3, 2017, 1:35 PM

Every election-based government has "balance the budget" as a priority. They also list a plethora of ways to spend money. That doesn't make sense. I want to see ways of saving money. You can't tell me offering abatements on taxes and water is a good way of saving money. Yet it is a good way of loosing the support of the people that don't directly benefit from this service. We are talking about the voting people. A small town like Rose Hill needs to find a way to get everyone to pull together for the betterment of the community. Stepping on the billfold of current residents in order to invite other residents is not a profitable endeavor. I suspect if you were to really look in to it, a lot of our residents came here from word-of-mouth, because their family lives here, or because they want the small-town jolliness. If you anger, disappoint or otherwise cross the current patronage, I think you will find the once-you-are-here-we-don't-care-about-what-you-think attitude will begin to lose the support of Rose Hill residents and anyone asking them "What do you think about Rose Hill?" I love this town, I enjoy and interact with a large portion of the people in this town. I want it to succeed in every way. Reputation, growth, financially, desirability. I really wish this is what we all wanted. But rarely do I see any of the City Council members at ball games, community events, school programs. Are they really interested in the city? Do they really know the people? Do they belong to area groups? Historical Society, Rec Commission, School support groups, Hometown Christmas Committee, local Churches, Fall Festival Committee. Do they attend any of their events? Instead of "balance the budget", how about being truthful. "Achieve growth in the budget." "Get to know our patrons and achieve together what they find important." "Work as a city to make this town marketable." This can only be done when we all work together.

Dory Hayes inside Area 10 April 19, 2017, 11:21 AM

I would like to know if anything is being planned to help relieve some of the traffic issues we have with Rose Hill Rd. The road is definitely wide enough to have a turn lane put in at the most congested turn areas. We really should look at city plans to make Rose Hill Rd 4 lane or adding a parallel road to allow better traffic flow towards the school and through town. I know this would be a huge cost but if we are looking to grow the first thing that needs to grow is our roads. I would also like to see marked turn lanes added to the Rosewood and Rose Hill Rd intersection in town as I have seen too many people unsafely trying to pass on the right. Second let's hammer down on this sewer improvement fees because our water bill is still painful open and I'm not talking papercuts.

Tammy Sinclair inside Area 10 April 18, 2017, 1:10 PM

After visiting the document center, I agree or disagree with the following statements:


Adam Niblack inside Area 9 March 24, 2017, 8:01 PM

Do you plan to attend the public hearing?
Don't know / Unsure


After reviewing these regulations (click on image), do you feel you would know what to do if you were planning to install a new sign?
Yes


Do you think the City needs rules like these?
Don't know / Unsure


Do you support the City’s efforts to help prevent unwanted development and promote orderly development as much as possible?
Don't know / Neutral


Do you support the City’s requirement that applicants notify neighbors when a new development is proposed?
No


Do you have any additional comments specific to the updated sign regulations?
I don't feel I should have to ask permission to put up signs on my property such as no soliciting and such


Do you have any general comments about the overall zoning and sign regulations?
I think there should be some rules on signs however I don't think the city should overstep their bounds on it.

Tammy Sinclair inside Area 10 March 24, 2017, 12:30 AM

Do these results provide good direction for the community?
Yes


Did anything surprise you about these results?
No


On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being most confident, how confident are you that City leaders will take action on this direction?
5


Do you think it is important for the City to do these kinds of comprehensive surveys on a regular basis every three to five years?
Yes

Tammy Sinclair inside Area 10 March 24, 2017, 12:23 AM

Do you plan to attend the public hearing?
No


After reviewing these regulations (click on image), do you feel you would know what to do if you were planning to install a new sign?
Yes


Do you think the City needs rules like these?
Yes


Do you support the City’s efforts to help prevent unwanted development and promote orderly development as much as possible?
Yes


Do you support the City’s requirement that applicants notify neighbors when a new development is proposed?
Yes


Do you have any additional comments specific to the updated sign regulations?
I find it a little extreme to charge $10 for parents that want to post signs for the kids who are heading to State for school events ... if they want to place the signs allow them at no charge... get their info and if they aren't picked up in a specific amount of time then charge a fee but not until then.


Do you have any general comments about the overall zoning and sign regulations?
No

Michael Sullivan inside Area 2 March 23, 2017, 10:13 AM

Do you plan to attend the public hearing?
Yes


Do you think the City needs rules like these?
Don't know / Unsure


Do you support the City’s efforts to help prevent unwanted development and promote orderly development as much as possible?
Yes


Do you support the City’s requirement that applicants notify neighbors when a new development is proposed?
Yes


Do you have any general comments about the overall zoning and sign regulations?
RV regulations--the proposed regulations are still more restrictive than any of the surrounding communities in that they restrict the number of units to two per residence and they require a five foot setback from the property line for parking. I believe that as long as no safety hazard is created, a residence should not be restricted on the number of units they have parked at their residence. The five foot setback would severely restrict parking in a side yard since the distance between the residence and the property line is usually ten feet or less. I agree with no long term street parking and if parked in a front yard it should be on a paved or graveled surface.

Name not shown inside Area 6 March 17, 2017, 11:06 AM

Do these results provide good direction for the community?
Yes


Did anything surprise you about these results?
Yes


If yes, what surprised you?
I am surprised that there is an initiative towards growth when what many citizens appreciate about Rose Hill is the small town atmosphere.


On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being most confident, how confident are you that City leaders will take action on this direction?
3


Do you think it is important for the City to do these kinds of comprehensive surveys on a regular basis every three to five years?
Yes


Why?
This will ensure that they continue to understand what the residents desire for their community.

Name not shown inside Area 6 March 17, 2017, 10:58 AM

Do these results provide good direction for the community?
No


If no, why not?
There cannot be any comercial growth in rose hill without a population base. Yes there is a shortage of local stores. But with derby growing as fast as it is and andover so close. We cannot compete with those two communities without people living here. Rose hill needs to expand their tax base and city limits before someone else does such as andover.


Did anything surprise you about these results?
No


On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being most confident, how confident are you that City leaders will take action on this direction?
3


Do you think it is important for the City to do these kinds of comprehensive surveys on a regular basis every three to five years?
Yes

Name not shown inside Area 1 February 22, 2017, 8:38 AM

Do you plan to attend the public hearing?
Don't know / Unsure


After reviewing these regulations (click on image), do you feel you would know what to do if you were planning to install a new sign?
Yes


Do you think the City needs rules like these?
Yes


Do you support the City’s efforts to help prevent unwanted development and promote orderly development as much as possible?
Don't know / Neutral


Do you support the City’s requirement that applicants notify neighbors when a new development is proposed?
Yes