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Community Input Meeting

Mountain View Community Input Meeting Results

Jacky Eubanks

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Jacky Eubanks
Planning & Parks Director


Phone: (828) 465-8380
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Newton, NC 28658


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The Mountain View Small Area Plan Committee hosted a community input meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at the Mtn. View Elementary School. The purpose of the meeting was to receive input from citizens about the future of their community, which the Committee will use in the development of the Small Area Plan. One hundred seventy-nine (179) citizens attended the meeting. The format
of the meeting included an introduction of the Committee members and general information on the Small Area Plan process. Those in attendance were then divided into small groups and were asked three questions: “What do you like about Mountain View?; What concerns do you have for Mountain View?; and What is your future vision of Mountain View?” After the individual small group comments for each question were posted, attendees voted for the top five issues that were important to them. Following are the tabulated results from those who participated at the meeting.
COMMUNITY MEETING VOTING TALLY
The issues that residents voted on were combined into general categories and the total number of votes tallied in each category.
Issues Votes
Do not want to be annexed by Hickory 108 
Like the Mountain View community 87 
Like the services offered in Mountain View 83 
Would like more services in the future 67 
Would like residential improvements in the future 62 
Concerned about services 49 
Concerned about commercial/industrial uses 38*
Concerned about residential uses 37*
Would like better commercial/industrial uses in the future 37 
Concerned about transportation 35 
Boundary of Mountain View too large 27 
Concerned about aesthetics 15 
Would like better transportation in the future 12 
Would like better aesthetics in the future
Like current commercial/industrial status
Like residential status
Concerned about the environment   2 
  638 
*37 residents voted for too much development. Staff included the 37 votes in both residential and commercial development and as a result had to subtract 37 votes from the total.
The general categories listed above are broken out below to show the specific issues that residents voted on. If an issue has (0) beside it, that indicates that the issue was listed for voting but no one voted for it. If an issue does not have a number after it that means the issue was not listed for voting but was discussed in the group sessions or written on a notecard.
 
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT MOUNTAIN VIEW?
Community - 87
  • Rural character (59) - Baker's Mountain (16), low density, open space, slower pace, long time property owners, farms, topography, scenic
  • Churches (5)
  • Location (4) -accessible to stores/retail/urban areas/highway, not as congested
  • Recreation (2)
  • People (1) - diversity, community involvement/spirit, family atmosphere
Services - 83
  • No city taxes (57) - unincorporated
  • Schools (16)
  • Library (9)
  • Adequate zoning (1)
  • Roads (0)
  • Fire Department and EMS - safety
  • Post office
Commercial/Industrial - 6
  • Little or no industry (3)
  • One stop shopping (3)
Residential - 2
  • Affordable housing (2)
  • Neighborhoods good, clean, affordable
 
WHAT CONCERNS DO YOU HAVE FOR MOUNTAIN VIEW?
 
Do not want to be annexed by Hickory - 108 Services - 49
  • School crowding (11)
  • More recreation facilities (8)
  • Bicycle trails, recreation center, YMCA, passive recreation, park on Baker's Mountain
  • Need water/sewer - failing septic tanks (6)
  • Fire/rescue (6)
  • Protection, accessibility, more hydrants - Quality of government services (5) - lack of leadership in Mountain View (1)
    - lack of stricter zoning (9) -inconsistent, substandard housing regulations, maintain residential areas, 321 zoning at interchange
  • Animal control (2)
  • Citizen involvement (1)
  • Healthcare (0)
  • Crime (0)
Commercial/Industrial - 38
  • Too much development (37 - duplicated below in residential) -unregulated, uncontrolled, need a business access road
  • Need better commercial development (grocery stores/services ) (1)
  • Future land conflicts (0)
  • No industrial parks (0)
Residential - 37
  • Too much development (37 - duplicated above in commercial/industrial) - unregulated, uncontrolled, houses too close together
  • Quality of housing (0)
  • Future land conflicts (0)
  • Unattractive subdivisions
  • Lack of architectural design guidelines
Transportation - 35
  • Traffic (35) - speed/volume, too much, need more traffic lights/don't want traffic lights at every business (0), don't want/want expansion of 127, safety, concerned about losing property to right-of-way expansion
  • Sidewalks
  • Public transportation
Boundary of Mountain View too large - 27 Aesthetics - 15
  • Preserve Baker's Mountain (9)
  • Don't want to lose rural atmosphere (6) - quality of life
  • Cell/radio towers
  • Don't want 127 to look like 70 - no billboards
  • Better landscaping
Environmental - 2
  • Water/air pollution (1)
  • Litter/gunfire in woods (1)
  • Clear cutting
     
WHAT IS YOUR FUTURE VISION OF MOUNTAIN VIEW?
 
Services - 67
  • Recreation facilities (39) - scenic by-way, cultural events and facilities (13), park, YMCA, greenway, bikeway/sidewalks (9), park on Baker's Mountain
  • Keep school districts (4) - more schools
  • Urgent care center (2)
  • Study impact fees
Residential - 62
  • No public housing (49)
  • Retirement village (5)
  • Lot sizes - minimum 1 acre + (3) - 2 - 3 acre lots, 1/2 acre + lots,
  • Limited multi-family housing (2)
  • Restrictions on mobile home parks (2)
  • Affordable, but no multi-family, housing (1)
Commercial/Industrial - 37
  • Light/little commercial - no strip malls - create retail villages (25) - one-stop, mixed, shopping, mom & pop stores, separate from residential, no big boxes, environmentally safe, landscaping, aesthetics, keep business north of fire department on 127
  • Industry away from residential areas (10)
  • Newspaper (1)
  • Restaurant (1)
Incorporate as Mountain View - 30 Transportation - 12
  • 127 - more lanes (10)
  • Road improvement (2)
  • Traffic control
  • Truck by-pass
  • Lights on 127
Aesthetics - 8
  • Keep farms (6)
  • Beautification (2)
  • Keep 321 rural (0)
  • Subdivision buffers
  • Preserve highway corridors
  • Keep rural character
 
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