Ordinance Survey by P_Gallo

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									                           BLIGHT ORDINANCE SURVEY RESULTS
                                OF WAVERLY TOWNSHIP

1460 Blight Survey Questionnaires were mailed to Waverly Township Tax Payers with the Winter
 2005 Tax Bills. 221 surveys were returned.
                                                                              YES      NO      N/A
Q 1: Are you in favor of increased taxes for a special assessment to support
      Blight enforcement by the Sheriff’s Department and for attorney fees?     61     159     1
      Estimate $12,500 yearly for 5 hours enforcement per month. Cost to be
      spread on the entire township.

Q 2:    Should Township contract with Sheriff’s Department to conduct regular
        blight patrol with the cost coming from the General Fund, which will      45    169     7
        mean less money to fix roads?

Q 3:    Waverly Township has a blight problem.                                    96    111    14

Q 4:    Township blight reduces my property value.                               130     78    13

Q 5:    Township should not tell me what I can and cannot have on my property.   96     111    14

Q 6:    Current blight ordinance appears to be effective.                        117     83    21

Q 7:    The blight ordinance is adequately enforced.                             110     83    28

Q 8:    Blight ordinance needs to be uniformly enforced, and not wait for
        citizens to complain.                                                    106    105     10

Q 9:    Blight ordinance needs to be repealed.                                   50     141     30

Q 10: I am aware that a citizen complaint must be filed with Township be-
      fore action is taken.                                                      173      43    5
Q 11: Township practice of responding to citizen complaints and Zoning
      Administrator should continue.                                             161     40    20

Q 12:   Requirement to remove blight situation within 10 days after
        notification is reasonable.                                              130     78     13

Q 13:   Length of time for removal of blight should be negotiable, if a
        hardship exists.                                                         170      47       4

Q 14:   Defined penalty of $ 50 per failure to correct blighting situation is
        too harsh.                                                                 41    159    21

Q 15:    Defined penalty of $50 per failure to correct blighting situation is
         too lenient.                                                              81    112    28

								
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