Comments for: Surry residents to receive survey on property rules that might divide ‘haves and have-nots’

Posted Nov. 08, 2012, at 12:43 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 08, 2012, at 4:47 p.m.

SURRY | Every resident of Surry will soon have an opportunity to weigh in on two controversial proposals that could change the landscape of the town’s residential and village areas. A five-page survey will be sent Friday to all residents in the town, asking them to comment in on …

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  • Anonymous

    yes, the residents of Surry need to pay attention to this, think it through, and send completed surveys back. however, the survey instrument will be interesting to see – how and what you ask can pre-determine a result. personally, i think half acre lot sizes on 172 would be a mistake without sewer and town water. It’s too close to the ocean on one side of the road for all those septic systems. larger lot sizes with multiple units on the parcels on the non-water side of the road might be feasible, increasing affordable housing.  we live on a 3.82 acre lot away from the village center, and we are have-nots. we have 2 rental units on our property and that is the only way we can make it work. development should not just be about lot size and building heights and allowable uses, it should be about sustainable living for the residents in a rapidly changing world with fluctuating economies and also environmental sustainability.

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