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  • If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you dont wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes.

    Senegalese Proverb

  • North Brookfield Community Surveyand SWOT exerciseData Presentation5/18/2006***********************GOAL Your Interest, Your Involvementand Your Communication

  • Master Plan 7 ChaptersCommunity Facilities and ServicesHousingTransportationEconomic DevelopmentOpen Space and RecreationLand Use and Zoning Implementation Plan

    Our choices: Change is a fact of life. We can plan for change before it happens or we can react to change as it happens to us

  • SUMMARY - Master Plan 7 ChaptersCommunity Facilities and Services (in draft form)Coordinated government leadership with common goals and plans acceptable to the people of the town, 5-10yr capital plan, performance measures, citizen access and participation. Housing (in analysis stage)Types of housing needed, locations, controls, low income regs.Transportation (data gathering by CMRPC)Isolated citizens, need for public transportation, alternatives Economic DevelopmentHow do we pay for it all. Residential 92% Business 4%, JobsOpen Space and RecreationWhat to protect and how to protect. How can we enjoy North Brookfield.Land Use and Zoning What control measures are effective for our desires. Protect vs. DevelopImplementation PlanHow do we make it all happen? People, Structure, Priorities, Involvement

    Change is inevitable; We want to be in front of change guiding and influencing rather than in back of change reacting and adapting.

  • North Brookfield Vision of the Community ForumSWOT ExerciseStrengths Weaknesses Opportunities - ThreatsPUBLIC FORUM 1 HELD MARCH 4, 200645 Participants divided into 3 teamsStrengthsWeaknessesOpportunitiesThreats TotalTeam 1 19 17 18 14 68Team 2 20 21 18 19 78Team 3 40 23 20 20 103 249 Each participant selected one Strength, one Weakness, One Opportunity and one Threat out of the 249 items generated.

  • Strengths:Rural character, natural beauty, open spaces (13) SWOT Exercise ResultsSmall town feel (6)Public safety, Emergency Services (4)Weaknesses:Zoning Bylaws (6)Public Apathy (5)Latent [no plan] Capital Expenditures (5)Opportunities:Revitalize Downtown/Better use of Main St (7)Aztec Property (6)Master Plan Process (3)Capital Budgeting/Planning (3)Threats:Uncontrolled development/Growth (6)Lack of Coordination between municipal departmentsPublic Apathy (3)Lack of Planning Vision (3) Tax Base (3)

    HellNOOnly Three ReactionsFight Escape - Utilize

  • North Brookfield Community Survey Scope19 questions specific master planning topicsSent to 1842 households.642 returnsResponse rate 35%Analysis base - 135,000 data pointsFocus - Housing, Economic Development, Zoning, Open space use, Quality of Life preferences, Assessment of Municipal Government

  • Small town atmosphere, Low crime rate and Open space are the most desirable and determine the fundamental description of what is to be protected in the master plan.How to protect? Can protection be affordable? What to include in Plan?

    Data for Minitab

    North Brookfield Citizen Survey

    Survey #1.1 (low tax)1.2 (aff. House)1.3 (small town)1.4 (family)1.5 (low crime)1.6 (work)1.7 (highway)1.8 (open space)1.9 (school)1.10 (services)1.11 (history)1.12 (recreate)1.13 (activities)1.14 (empl.)1.15 (conv.)Other2.1 (high tax)2.2 (downtown)2.3 (school)2.4 (services)2.5 (traffic)2.6 (develop)2.7 (retail)2.8 (gather)2.9 (aff. house)2.10 (recreation)2.11 (employ)2.12 (small town)Other4.1 (restaurant)4.2 (fast food)4.3 (hardware)4.4 (clothing)4.5 (small retail)4.6 (home bus)4.7 (home agri.)4.8 (large retail)4.9 (services)4.10(offices)Other5.1 (light man.)5.2 (R & D)5.3 (office parks)5.4 (heavy man.)5.5 (freight)5.6 (storage)5.7 (medical)5.8 (bio-tech)5.9 (defense)Other6 (zoning for bus)7 (zoning for ind.)8.1 (jobs)8.2 (stores)8.3 (services)8.4 (no benefit)8.5 (taxes)8.6 (tax-services)8.7 (improve serv.)Other9.1 (auto traffic)9.2 (truck traff.)9.3 (neighbor)9.4 (no disadvantage)9.5 (character)9.6 (environment)9.7 (open space)Other10.1 (manuf.)10.2 (light ind.)10.3 (commerc)10.4 (retail)10.5 (office)no support11.1 (single-fam)11.2 (two-fam)11.3 (multi)11.4 (apart)11.5 (condo)11.6 (elder)11.7 (low inc.)11.8 (open space)11.9 (in-law)Other12 (low/mod zoning changes)13.1 (too large)13.2 (too small)13.3 (just right)14.1 (phasing)14.2 (limit permits)14.3 (services)14.4 (larger lots)14.5 (open space subs)14.6 (None)Other15.1 (open space)15.2 (historic)15.3 (farming)15.4 (scenic roads)16.1 (ballfields)16.2 (hiking)16.3 (playgrounds)16.4 (tennis)16.5 (swim)16.6 (boating)16.7 (basketball)16.8 (soccer)16.9 (fishing)16.10 (bike)16.11 (ice skate)16.12 (arts)16.13 (theater)OtherPrograms17.1 (fire)17.2 (police)17.3 (highway)17.4 (health)17.5 (school)17.6 (water)17.7 (sewer)17.8 (transfer)17.9 (recreate)17.10 (building)17.11 (planning)17.12 (conserve)17.13 (COA)17.14 (library)17.15 (Officials)17.16 (emergency)17.1a (fire)17.2a (police)17.3a (highway)17.4a (health)17.5a (school)17.6a (water)17.7a (sewer)17.8a (transfer)17.9a (recreate)17.10a (building)17.11a (planning)17.12a (conserve)17.13a (COA)17.14a (library)17.15a (Officials)17.16a (emergency)18 (service satisfaction)19.1 (commerce)19.2 (industry)19.3 (residential)20 (public transit)Other Comments:

    4.1A4.1B4.1C4.1D4.1E4.2A4.2B4.2C4.2D4.2E4.3A4.3B4.3C4.3D4.3E4.4A4.4B4.4C4.4D4.4E4.5A4.5B4.5C4.5D4.5E4.6A4.6B4.6C4.6D4.6E4.7A4.7B4.7C4.7D4.7E4.8A4.8B4.8C4.8D4.8E4.9A4.9B4.9C4.9D4.9E4.10A4.10B4.10C4.10D4.10E5.1A5.1B5.1C5.1D5.1E5.2A5.2B5.2C5.2D5.2E5.3A5.3B5.3C5.3D5.3E5.4A5.4B5.4C5.4D5.4E5.5A5.5B5.5C5.5D5.5E5.6A5.6B5.6C5.6D5.6E5.7A5.7B5.7C5.7D5.7E5.8A5.8B5.8C5.8D5.8E5.9A5.9B5.9C5.9D5.9E

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