Richford NY Survey Respondent's Written Coments
Respondant Question classed as Category Comment
1 29 15.1 open spaces
8 29 15.1 rural nature of the timberland we own in Richford
12 29 15.1 Rural, ice cream selection!
13 29 15.1 rural character and open space.
20 29 15.1 Rural
21 29 15.1 Rural beauty
26 29 15.1 Rural atmosphere.
28 29 15.1 quiet, rural
30 29 15.1 Peace and quiet, good water, clean air, dark at night, low traffic.
31 29 15.1 small rural community
33 29 15.1 It's scenic, rural beauty
36 29 15.1 The rural quality of life.
37 29 15.1 Its rural agricultural setting.  Its low population density.  Its low traffic density on township roads.
53 29 15.1 rural
62 29 15.1 Living in a remote area where I can raise my food and not have very many neighbors.
65 29 15.1 rural, agricultural, recreational
67 29 15.1 Rural character
70 29 15.1 Laid back lifestyle.  Wide open spaces
74 29 15.1 It's not a big city.
75 29 15.1 small
83 29 15.1 Rural setting where I am located.
87 29 15.1 I like the rural setting and no close neighbors
106 29 15.1 Rural character.
62 15.1 I choose to live here for these reasons but it doesn't always happen.
17 29 15.10 The sense of community and knowing my kids are safe.
25 29 15.10 Small town sense of community
26 29 15.10 People (most)
38 29 15.10 The people - their helpfulness and friendliness
42 29 15.10 I love my little town! I love that people are so connected.
59 29 15.10 Close to family and friends
61 29 15.10 It is family oriented
85 29 15.10 It is a good place to live and a lot of good people
88 29 15.10 Most of the residents and the rural setting and the weather
89 29 15.10 Some of the people are real nice. I like the new minister at the church.
96 29 15.10 family, friends, memories
98 29 15.10 friendly people, the diner,
105 29 15.10 Community spirit.
106 29 15.10 Sense of community
107 29 15.10 Community support given by Congregational Church.
108 29 15.10 Friendly people
3 and 4 29 15.10 the people of Richford
51 30 15.10 The area and the people
79 30 15.10 Lack of sense of community
89 30 15.10 Some of the nosey people that don't mind there business and cause others trouble.
66 33 15.10 The people
29 34 29 15.10 I was born in Richford 81 yrs. ago, and it still feels like a warm, friendly place whenever I visit.
1 29 15.11 low population density
2 29 15.11 low density housing
37 29 15.11 Its rural agricultural setting.  Its low population density.  Its low traffic density on township roads.
45 29 15.11 Small town quality
49 29 15.11 Small town
86 29 15.11 Small town
92 29 15.11 small size
100 29 15.11 Small town environment
107 29 15.11 Small town.
77 15.12 32 15.12 I wish we had zoning.
105 15.12 32 15.12 We need zoning
107 15.12 32 15.12 I think some regulation is needed for future growth.
1 29 15.14 abundance of public land
50 29 15.14 Hunting, fishing, and location
47 15.15 29 15.15 Central location to Ithaca, Binghamton, Cortland etc.
7 29 15.15 proximity  to other municipalities
32 29 15.15 proximity of getting to various areas sich as Cortland, Ithaca, Binghamton, Syracuse
67 29 15.15 Reasonable access to Ithaca, Cortland, Binghamton, even Syracuse and Elmira
72 29 15.15 On main highway close to major highway
77 29 15.15 Central location.
83 29 15.15 Like that we are centrally located
94 29 15.15 The location, with easy access to Ithaca, Cortland, Owego, and Triple Cities.
28 30 15.15 having to commute so far to everything
107 30 15.15 Need to drive everywhere for work and grociries, services, hospitals, regligious and other services (Senior citizens meet in Berkshire).
27 29 15.15 RC Church family
105 29 15.16 NTNN services and programs.
107 29 15.16 The clinic (Lourdes) has been an outstanding contribution to Richford and surrounding area.
27 31 15.16 Employment opportunities
107 34 29 15.16 Should also mention the NTNN group which provides transportation and other assistance.
1 30 15.17 Unmotivated Town - few people willing to volunteer in local government, or to make their residences look attractive or involve in ocmmunity activities
49 30 15.17 Most of the residents do not support Town activities
77 30 15.17 That a lot of people don't seem to take any pride in the appearance of their property and lack self esteem.
106 30 15.17 people seem discouraged about their ability to make positive changes in the town.
2 31 15.17 lack of concern for making it an attractive place to live
106 31 15.17 People don't feel empowered to make things better for the community.
105 32 15.17 I would like to see more hope and courage developing among the people.
106 32 15.17 Help people feel empowered to make things better for community.
107 32 15.17 More people involvement in town board and other community events.  Could fire dept need more volunteers? (I don't know).
56 33 30 15.17 People just don't care!  No Education!  Drinking! 
89 33 30 15.17 Not enough people interested in helping with things Richford needs. Instead they try to go over Board like it’s a big city not a town.  
1 31 15.18 Continued gradual financial and physical disintegration
14 31 15.18 going down hill.
22 31 15.18 That it will get worse and I will still be here
32 31 15.18 no economic growth
39 31 15.18 It's going to keep going downhill!!
52 31 15.18 Keeping it up to date
77 31 15.18 That the town will continue to just go downhill - Because of its appearance it's almost impossible to get people to volunteer..
79 31 15.18 Will it continue to exist as a community
26 29 15.2 Beauty of the hills and land.
27 29 15.2 Natural beauty
58 29 15.2 the beauty of the landscape in the town and the quaintness of the town.
64 29 15.2 It is a very scenic and beautiful place.  It is quiet and peaceful.
66 29 15.2 The beauty in the landscape - the connection to the state forest
79 29 15.2 Scenic beauty
82 29 15.2 Natural beauty
98 29 15.2  natural beauty
101 29 15.2 The beautiful woods, hills, and clean streams.
18 and 19 29 15.2 Scenic views and natural beauty and seclusion
105 29 15.3 Living in a beautiful place with clean air and water.
84 15.4 15.4 would be nice but noisy nieghbors
2 29 15.4 peace and quiet
14 29 15.4 quiet town
44 29 15.4 Quiet little town
52 29 15.4 Quiet and friendly
55 29 15.4 Being away from all the assholes
56 29 15.4 Where I live: the peace and quiet.  No traffic
57 29 15.4 Quiet where I live
80 29 15.4 Peaceful country life.
91 29 15.4 It is a quiet place to live
97 29 15.4 Quiet residential community
102 29 15.4 The quietness and the ability enjoy nature.
107 29 15.4 Peace and quiet.
80 30 15.4 Anything that destorys my peace.
22 15.6 Affordable land
98 29 15.7 close to Iithaca
83 29 15.9 Newark Valley School is terrific.
62 16.1 32 16.1 It's not that it should be increased, it's that it should be done better. The highway superintendent should not be an elected job. The person in this position should have education/experience and be hired.
36 30 16.1 The road dust in the Spring is horrible.  Every car that goes by stirs up a huge cloud of dirt and dust.  The quality of the sand is more like mud.  We might as well live on a dirt road.
39 30 16.1 How the Highway department does crap work on Railroad Ave/Mill St - winter plowing sucks.
55 30 16.1 The road department for almost killing three people in my vehicle, including my 3 month old son because they don't care about safety.
56 30 16.1 The Road Dept hired men that aren't trained.
56 30 16.1 It is 2014 and we still have homes that are on dirt roads!!  Not paved.  We are living in the year 1940's in Richford.
57 30 16.1 Roads/terrible/dirt roads should not exist!! Ever!
83 30 16.1 Condition of my road, at times it is barely passable.
104 30 16.1 Snow plowing one inch they send out the big truck and they are overloaded with sand - then more breakdown.
55 31 16.1 Going off the road because the road department thinks fixing a dirt road by adding more dirt will help.
57 31 16.1 The roads are getting worse
58 31 16.1 Not enough funding to keep the roads maintained properly and the town clean.
88 31 16.1 We need to work on all roads and we certainly should think about builidng a new town hall.
39 32 16.1 Fix roads right in town - Mill St (on the corners), piece of metal sticking up out of ground.
64 32 16.1 The roads in the mountainous areas need to be paved.
36 34 32 16.1 Please don't widen the rural roads - the cars go too fast already and the plow ruins our lawns.  The shoulders used to be good for walking on, but are now all rutted up - can't even mow.
105 31 16.10 Lack of zoning and building code enforcement.
107 34 16.101 Water and septic system improved because of code enforcement and Health Dept (especially in hamlet).
56 30 16.11 The code enforcer doen't do his job at all.  On most lawns downtown is junk.  They should be fined after a 2nd notice.
94 30 16.11 Insist that people abide by the junk law and then enforce it.
36 31 16.11 Too many regulations are passed, but not enforced ex dog control laws and junk laws.
20 32 16.11 The dog nuisance barking laws and junk laws and their enforcement.
30 32 16.11 Enforce the junk law!
75 32 16.11 Clean it up - have junk laws enforced.
108 32 16.11 Enforce junk law.
74 33 32 16.11 We need a junk law enforced.
77 34 32 16.11 We need to enforce Junk Law!!!! "Please"
62 16.12 16.12 The dog control officer is also an idiot - issuing 845 appearance tickets for unlicensed dogs - at least 3/4 of them were licensed.
20 30 16.12 Dog Control and judges both say they can do nothing about barking dogs
26 30 16.12 Dogs barking.
36 31 16.12 Too many regulations are passed, but not enforced ex dog control laws and junk laws.
20 32 16.12 The dog nuisance barking laws and junk laws and their enforcement.
22 32 16.12 Serious enforcement of the dog control ordinance - not lip service
92 34 32 16.12 dogs not allowed to run free enforce a leash law.
97 32 16.13 Sidewalks on state highway need to be repaired or replaced.
72 32 16.15 More cell towers and telecommunications.
22 16.16 16.16 None where I live
46 30 16.16 Poor public transporation
67 30 16.16 Lack of public transportation
46 32 16.16 Transportation.
61 32 16.16 I would have more public transportation
106 33 31 16.16 We're being left behind by positive changes such as reliable wireless connection, no post office, no public trans.
82 32   16.17 Provide reliable hi-speed internet for every resident
68 16.18 16.18 I don't know about them. Never hear about it.
36 29 16.18 The Potato Festival.  
97 29 16.18 Potato festival
2 32 16.19 focus on recreation
18 and 19 34 32 16.20 Would love hiking trails with advertisement of location.
97 31 16.22 More facilities and activities for the children
27 34 32 16.22 The children need activities/opportunities to get help (school, social) and have fun.  Elderly need a housing opportunity - like Harford's.
36 29 16.25 The newsletter is good.
47 29 16.25 Lack of municipal interference in its residents personal lives.  Please keep it minimal.
1 30 16.25 Disfunctional Town government- lack of planning, poor financial planning.  The Town board is very slow to make any decision, and tends to be reactive rather than proactive.
1 30 16.25 The Town Hall and Fire House are in desperate need of repair/replacement.  
7 30 16.25 non-responsive government
17 30 16.25 The Town Board wasting money. Appealing a court decision they may not win is ludicrous.  This increases our taxes while decreasing services.
39 30 16.25 How the Town Board does nothing about complaints.
97 30 16.25 Planning Board too restrictive not open to new development and new tax revenues! I am speaking on projects that I was working on (two projects in particular).
21 31 16.25 Nothing ever gets resolved - Burned house still standing - old gas station still empty
42 31 16.25 upgrading buildings/roads
59 31 16.25 Balanced budget that works for the Town.
87 31 16.25 As long as the Town Board stays the way it is now in 2014 there will be no changes to better the town's future.
96 31 16.25 That Richford can maintain its rural uniqueness with a well balanced governing body that accepts the opinions and concern of its longstanding residents and newcomers.
1 32 16.25 Have a pro-active town Board.
1 32 16.25 Update the budget process - can't make heads or tails from what is handed out at Town Board meetings.
14 32 16.25 Town officers and supervisors
17 32 16.25 Problems such as the garbage truck are allowed to continue without being addressed immediately.
39 32 16.25 Change who is on the Town Board
42 32 16.25 Increase planning for upgrades and future use of buildings and roads
55 32 16.25 Fire all the scumbag retards that make a yes/no decisions in this town for the rest of us.
57 32 16.25 Road dept/Town council board
7 33 30 16.25 low action governing officials/board
21 33 30 16.25 Meeting after meeting happens and cans just get kicked down the road (issues/problems)
42 33 30 16.25 There has been lack of forward thinking.  Expansion of the budget to support upgrades of buildings/roads.
47 33 29 16.25 Town Board is more balanced not as onesided as it has been in the past.
56 33 30 16.25 And putting people on the Boards that don't even qualify or care about issues!
58 33 29 16.25 They have improved Rawley park and have in place a junk ordinance which has helped clean up the town a bit.
59 33 30 16.25 We seem to see the same issues again and again.
84 33 30 16.25 Town Board is anti business, anti progress, want to over regulate
88 33 30 16.25 No cooperation from the Town Board.
105 33 29 16.25 This survey and comprehensive planning!!
17 34 16.25 I hope the Town Board members see this.  Especially Marty Wilcox.
38 34 16.25 Thank you for providing such a complete survey to find out what Richford's people want.
1 30 16.26 trashy, "Appalachian" aspect.  We are a beautiful Town but look run-down and impoverished
2 30 16.26 town looks run down
2 30 16.26 junk, particularly cars
13 30 16.26 Unkept properties and buildings in disrepair in town need revitalization or cleanup.
14 30 16.26 Trash in people's yards
17 30 16.26 Run down homes make it look as though we don't care about our community. 
20 30 16.26 Junk cars, abandoned junk houses/trailers, junk in yards of neighbors
21 30 16.26 The decrepit houses that should be torn down. Junk all over so many places.
26 30 16.26 Junky places.
27 30 16.26 Junky houses/garbage
30 30 16.26 Trash!  In people's yards, on the side of the road.  Very bad impression.
32 30 16.26 that the buildings near 79/38 are fall apart and deserted.
39 30 16.26 Living around people who don't care about how their property looks.
42 30 16.26 Junk in town
45 30 16.26 The garbage on the back street by the town barn.  No one seems to care because it has been this way for years.  The burned house across from Quikway.
56 30 16.26 Downtown looks like a ghetto!  Houses aren't painted or taken care of.
58 30 16.26 the rundown homes throughout the town.
70 30 16.26 Ungroomed residences.
72 30 16.26 Residents should have incentive programs to keep properties up.
82 30 16.26 Junk in people's yards and run-down houses.
83 30 16.26 Also not happy with how properties are allowed to be a mess with junk, etc. 
87 30 16.26 Driving into town and seeing the dilapidated and burnt out house and poor conditions of the firehouse and the townhall buildings.
92 30 16.26 rundown properties
94 30 16.26 The general appearance of the town.  
98 30 16.26 junky yards/houses
100 30 16.26 Junkie properties downtown
101 30 16.26 That it isn't being maintained or appreciated as it once was.
103 30 16.26 In hamlet of Richford, as well as outside hamlet, there are several residences that have a lot of junk and this makes Richford look very displeasing and trashy.
108 30 16.26 Lack of care of properties, junk all over.
18 and 19 30 16.26 Poor representation of property in the village.
25 31 16.26 The houses look run down.  We need to help people fix them up and instill a sense of pride.
36 31 16.26 The downtown area looks like a dump except for Quickway.  Burned out house needs to be dealt with.
56 31 16.26 That there will be no improvements made.  It's old!  Needs to be revamped the whole downtown.  
62 31 16.26 Deterioration of the town.  
67 31 16.26 Lack of maintenance of properties in town
75 31 16.26 more junk places
83 31 16.26 That properties are allowed to be junky and uncleaned.  Those with nice homes will depreciate and taxes will rise.
108 31 16.26 More families here that care less or not at all about caring for their property.  Town looks dirty and getting worse all the time.
7 32 16.26 clean up existing properties
13 32 16.26 Repeair or cleanup the homes/business in town that are an eyesore.
26 32 16.26 Clean it up.  More community pride.
27 32 16.26 Clean up the hamlet
36 32 16.26 There needs to be a real beautification effort made - maybe a community garden area or something to make people slow downa nd say "this is a neat little town".
39 32 16.26 Clean it up!
56 32 16.26 People just don't care what their houses look like.
58 32 16.26 The initial appearance when you come through town.  Not sure how, but spruce it up a bit.  Maybe a flower garden or something.
59 32 16.26 Encourage people to clean up to help inspire others to do so.
83 32 16.26 Sad to say, but I am embarrassed to say I live here.  I always clarify that I don't live in town.  Would take little change to correct.
98 32 16.26 Clean up the junk!
101 32 16.26 I would like to see less trash on properties (helped with funding mentioned in #2) and people taking pride in their homes.
107 32 16.26 Housing improved - siding, lawns neat.
108 32 16.26 Clean up the Town and outlying areas.  Make it a place to be proud of.
18 and 19 32 16.26 Outward representation of the town.
3 and 4 32 16.26 spruce up downtown
13 33 30 16.26 Having owned property in the area for over ten years and haven't seen changes to deteriorated homes/businesses in town.
25 33 30 16.26 There seems to be no community pride.  The one corner has an abandoned building and the other corner is overgrown and there is an ugly burned out house.
74 33 30 16.26 Too much junk around houses.
25 34 32 16.26 I'm sorry to say that Richford looks like a dumpy little town.  We need to help people fix up their houses and clean up their junk.  How about a junk collection day?
17 21 30 16.27 Taxes go up because we already do too much for people!
7 30 16.27 high taxes
7 30 16.27 excessive land values
36 30 16.27 The high taxes.
37 30 16.27 In the 55 years I''ve lived in Richford I've seen loss of agricultura, the decay and loss of some nice old structures, and the doubling of property taxes.
44 30 16.27 Taxes!!
50 30 16.27 Taxes are too high
56 30 16.27 Our taxes don't do any good to the town of Richford.
72 30 16.27 Poor economic tax base.  
74 30 16.27 Taxes
83 30 16.27 Considering this, the taxes are high with very little return.
84 30 16.27 High taxes no apparent benefits from wht I pay.
84 30 16.27 High taxes.
93 30 16.27 High taxes
44 31 16.27 That they will have more regulations, and more taxes!
45 31 16.27 We have way too much state land and therefore do not get much state aid, so taxes are way too high!
51 31 16.27 Taxes
80 31 16.27 Land and school taxes way too high.
104 31 16.27 Keeping taxes down.
47 32 16.27 Tax rural open land at a lower rate as it was in the past to relieve the tax burden on those who own acreage.
56 32 16.27 Raise taxes. If people don't pay!  Evit from home to resale and maybe an improvement would startup.
72 32 16.27 The only monies raised is from the tax base on the backs of the landowners.
89 32 16.27 lower taxes
90 32 16.27 Check property tax rate on woodlots you can't walk on.
83 33 30 16.27 Taxes go up, not making things better.
31 32 16.28 Write ordinance to ban jake brake use and diminish truck noise
47 30 16.29 No annual cleanup (road side) "like Newark valley and Berkshire".
94 32 16.29 Have a clean-up day once a year; then maybe it would rid some of the junk lying around,
94 32 16.29 Mow along sidewalks and poles in town.  Put flowers around.
45 16.3 30 16.3 Takes 30 min. to arrive.  Hardly any police prescence.
31 30 16.3 truck traffic and speeding Ithaca to Rte 81 traffic - so seldom that police patrol and write tickets (which would bring money to the town)!
64 30 16.3 We need more police patrolling the area where we live.  People have trespassed on our preperty and have attempted to steal things.
64 32 16.3 More police patrolling the area.
74 32 16.3 Put more people to work and put red and green light at intersection.
79 32 16.3 Better law enforcement
12 30 16.30 Intersection of Rt 79 and Rt 38
45 32 16.30 We need a real red light (red, yellow, green).  I have seen a lot of cars that do not stop at the light.  I have seen cars speed through at 40-50 mph.  No cops anywhere.
97 32 16.301 D.O.T. traffic signs indicating speeds of vehicles (such as in Lisle).
62 15.3 30 16.31 Too many times people burn garbage because it's a small town which pollutes our air and water.
26 30 16.31 People burning their garbage
62 30 16.31 The attitude of some people that because they are remote, they can do whatever they feel like such as burn their garbage and litter and pollute the water.
84 34 32 16.31 Prohibit open burning of any kind in existing mobile home parks!
70 30 16.32 Drugs!
75 30 16.32 drugs
89 33 30 16.32 Also the kids using drugs is terrible.
66 30 16.33 Poverty
74 31 16.33 Welfare people
66 32 16.33 Poverty
87 32 16.33 Try to work and grant monies to upgrade the poverty areas in town.
88 32 16.33 We need to apply for state and government grant money to upgrade the whole town.
46 33 30 16.33 Isolated.  Tioga County is "poor".
26 31 16.34 lack of money.
38 31 16.34 Lack of money to carry out changes
107 31 16.34 Need for more services (roads, fire station and town hall) that cannot be supported by monies available in the township.
62 16.4 29 16.4 No real opinion but they came to my house in a timely manner when I called.
107 16.4 32 16.4 Need new building
56 31 16.34 16.4 Even the fire station is too small!
45 16.5 30 16.5 Very poor.  When Mother was sick they came from Dryden and Binghamton and Slaterville and Berkshire once in a while.
94 31 16.5 The availability of ambulance service, if needed,  Have listened on the scanner and after several tone-outs the response is eventually fromOwego or Slaterville.
102 32 16.5 Add a ambulance service and post office.
22 16.6 30 16.6 The post office closed.  Now there is just the mail box by the gas station.
46 29 16.6 The post office - now gone!!!
39 30 16.6 No post office
49 30 16.6 No post office
105 30 16.6 Not having the post office in the hamlet anymore.
36 31 16.6 We need our post office back!
46 31 16.6 No post office
67 31 16.6 No post office
103 31 16.6 Bring back the Post Office. This has been very inconvenient.
37 32 16.6 Keep an eye on the past before charging into the future and I'd like to have Richford's post office back.
46 32 16.6 Restore post office.
67 32 16.6 Open Post Office!!!
70 32 16.6 Return P.O.
102 32 16.6 Add a ambulance service and post office.
74 34 32 16.6 We need our post office back in Richford.
75 34 32 16.6 We need our post office back in Richford.
3 and 4 30 16.7 lack of residential garbage pick-up
105 29 16.8 Dump truck and recycling
107 16.9 32 16.9 Saturday hours to be considered.
21 32 17.10 More small business - but New York is not a friendly tax state
32 32 17.10 Try to bring in small businesses to service the community
72 32 17.1 Encourage enterprise.
89 32 17.11 and a laundrymat would be nice.
78 29 17.12 ice cream store
32 30 17.13 that there is no town with small business
52 30 17.13 Not enough stores
56 30 17.13 There is nothing in the center of town to bring me or my family there!  No businesses!  
56 30 17.13 If you want real family in the Richford community, then someone should try to encourage a bank, doctor, dollar store, more restaturants, dentisit, post office, bagel shop, church, slothing store, book store, drug store, etc etc.
58 30 17.13 The lack of business and 
84 30 17.13 No business coming in, no commerce.
18 and 19 30 17.13 Lack of restaurants
25 31 17.13 Town needs businesses for revenue.
93 31 17.13 Little room for growth in the town
25 32 17.13 Need more business to increase desire for people to shop and travel to town.
62 32 17.13 There's only one business.  The other corner lot should be developed.
37 33 30 17.13 I miss the central town 'square', the hotel, hubbard's store, the hardware store, Clark's seed farm and numerous other things that made Richford a great place to live in.    When I went to school in N.V> I was proud to be a Richford kid.
96 33 30 17.13 I have seen businesses leave the area that has caused residents to now travel for services.
68 34 17.13 Stores bring in more money.
64 34 31 17.14 Having more private homes being built is fine, but if things become more industrial/commercial, it will destroy the town.
1 31 17.19 Fracking! It will greatly harm our community, our roads, and potentially our water.  It will provide little or no economic benefit to most residents; rather it will likely result in great economic harm.
2 31 17.19 high volume fracking
12 31 17.19 Possible fracking and consequent destruction of water and soil quality
13 31 17.19 If and how fracking technology will disrupt the rural character of the area.
26 31 17.19 My biggest fear is that fracking will occur.
31 31 17.19 That hyrofracking will be allowed and it will ruin our community
37 31 17.19 I believe that gas drilling and fracking operations will have negative consequences for the residents of Richford.
65 31 17.19 That the greedy gas companies will come and ruin the water, roads, land and peace, and not pay what they should.
82 31 17.19 Fracking
86 31 17.19 Fracking
98 31 17.19 Fracking could be a change for the worse - esp. water purity
101 31 17.19 That fracking will be approved by the town.
104 31 17.19 NO fracking.
105 31 17.19 High volume truck traffic.
31 32 17.19 Write ordinance to prevent hydrofracking.
30 34 32 17.19 No fracking
101 34 31 17.19 No fracking!
20 17.16 32 17.191 No manufacturing…but hydrofracking is OK and wanted!!
83 17.16 32 17.191 only gas development
17 31 17.191 That narrow minded people will block fracking. It would allow more money to come into the community and help relieve the tax burden of the entire community.
20 31 17.191 We need hydrofracking
66 31 17.191 Fracking should be allowed in Richford.
72 31 17.191 Landowners will not be able to exercise our consitutional rights to make money on our lands.  "Gas exploration and development"
72 32 17.191 Lower our tax base by encouraging gas exploration and development.
8 34 32 17.191 Fracking should be allowed in Richford.
47 31 17.21 Rural peoperty could lose their agricultural designation.
89 31 17.21 Too many farmers have gone out and too many people not supporting the few we have.
1 32 17.31 Implement strong controls to protect aesthetic and environmental quality
2 32 17.31 focus on conservation
21 17.32 17.32 Protection without intrusion of EPA
1 32 17.32 Implement strong controls to protect water quality and quantity
17 17.32 It's fine the way it is!
51 29 17.34 The old home
27 34 32 17.7 The children need activities/opportunities to get help (school, social) and have fun.  Elderly need a housing opportunity - like Harford's.
40 19 As long as it is all income levels or at least middleclass working people.
2 21 21 outside grants,  not increased taxes
25 22 22 sulfur
25 23 23 County needs to clean drainage ditch
33 30 23 The apparent lack of attention to flooding issues year after year.  Roadways washing out and property disappearing.
2 24 24 have a generator so no problem with electric outages
22 28 28 Quality of food better.  Can't stand in line.
62 28 28 I don't know how many they have but food pantries are very important.
104 28 28 Most of the food is way past expiration date.
104 28 28 Need some things changed in Richford because I have bad back can't stand in line 4 hrs so I don't go.
94 30 31 Nothing here to attract people to move here.
61 31 31 I would like to see more families (young) stay more.
77 31 31 We need new families to come to this area.
17 33 30 31 Too many outsiders moving here and changing the way we live, whining about the roads, opposing fracking and then complaining their taxes are too high.
92 33 30 31 seems pretty static
98 33 31 31 Richford is on the cusp - changes will come - hope they're positive!
102 33 31 31 No services have been added
8 31   over-reaching government regulation on the land we own
94 33   . hasn't really improved in all the years I have been here.
1 31 15.1.1 Rapid suburban development
7 31 15.1.1 being consumed by non-resident landowners
64 31 15.1.1 We don't want to see too much development which would decrease the rural nature of the property.
78 31 15.1.1 Too much development
92 31 15.1.1 growing bigger
102 31 15.1.1 Becoming too big.
18 and 19 31 15.1.1 Overdevelopment
1 30 16.26.1 The burnt out house must be removed ASAP.  The Town Board must take quick and decisive action to remove this hazardous eyesore.
25 30 16.26.1 Please do something with that burned out building and rat infested barn next to it.
39 30 16.26.1 Burnt house
40 30 16.26.1 Burnt house
45 30 16.26.1 The garbage on the back street by the town barn.  No one seems to care because it has been this way for years.  The burned house across from Quikway.
56 30 16.26.1 The burnt house on 79/38 should be knocked down. Watch one day a kid will wander in there and either get hurt or killed.
87 30 16.26.1 Driving into town and seeing the dilapidated and burnt out house and poor conditions of the firehouse and the townhall buildings.
88 30 16.26.1 As you come into town and the burned out bldg. which needs to be removed.  Trash and junk from homes on 79.
105 30 16.26.1 The burned-out house next to the ice cream stand.
36 31 16.26.1 The downtown area looks like a dump except for Quickway.  Burned out house needs to be dealt with.
70 32 16.26.1 Demolish burned out house.  Enforce junk yard rules
83 33 30 16.26.1 Burned out house in town not taken care of for almost two years.
74 34 32 16.26.1 Get rid of burnt house.
39 29 Our home
40 29 Ice cream place! Tioga Ride Service.  Holcomb's garage.
95 29 memories
104 29 Not much most family and friend have moved out or dead.
22 30 My neighbors (I could write a book see enclosed)
47 30 Pressuring people towards digital media and internet use.
59 30 Cold weather
61 30 There is no sewer lines
78 30 30 mph speed zones
85 30 Nothing
28 31 no concerns
47 31 That it might become overly regulated.  Landowners might lose control of how their land is used.
47 31 Forget that not everyone has or wants cell phones, internets etc.
8 32 Cotton-Hanlon is willing to participate in any discussions on forest land in Richford.
40 32 I have no problem with Richford but always welcome improvements
77 32 That the State would make some of their land for sale - to encourage new home construction, which would lower property and schoolt axes and encourage new young families to move here.
78 32 More areas to ride 4-wheelers
84 32 Reduce regulations - make more desirable for people to live here and start business, less tax
92 32 not too much
104 32 Fix gravestones Holcomb cemetery
104 32 If farm animal s*** is on road it should be cleaned up by the end of day.
22 33   It's always been a horror, a nightmare, total and complete.
26 33 29 We now have a thriving church that was unused with more and more homes on the old Clarks seed farms not so much partying and drunkenness up there.
32 33   Nothing has changed over the past 8 years that I have owned
38 33 They look to the future
57 33 old town, old ways/ out with the old in with the new.
62 33   I don't think it's any different from what it was when I moved here 33 years ago.
65 33 Have not been here long enough to answer this well.
68 33 32 They don't let everyone know what's going on.  Times are changing. Why be the last ones to do anything.
77 33 land availability.
78 33 Don't have enough information to answer or form an opinion.
82 33 Haven't seen any significant change since living here.
7 34 How does personal information (page 1 of survey) pertain to comprehensive plan?
8 34   Private property rights should be allowed in Richford.
21 34 I want less government intrusion into my life on all levels
54 34 Please be friendly to hardwood/softwood industry.  This industry creates a lot of jobs and creates money.  Do not enforce/create Town Harvesting Ordinance.
68 34 People can't help, if they are not informed.