As they review their alcohol policy, the Tararua District Council won't be following other local authorities by doing something bigger than Ben Hur, Malcolm Thomas promises.
Mr Thomas, the Tararua District Council's strategy and policy adviser, told councillors last week of plans to carry out consultation with the community on the policy.
However, despite Mr Thomas indicating the survey will be "modest", unlike other council's bigger processes, councillor Shirley Hull said she was alarmed by the possibility of the community being bombarded by a huge number of questions in a survey.
"We'll have to wake everyone up first and yes, it's a great idea to get feedback on this but I don't think we'll get anything at all unless we weed out the questions and get our down survey to about 10 questions."
The council is required to set their own alcohol policy after the Government introduced the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act in December last year.
The purpose of the policy is to give communities greater control over licensing of liquor outlets and allows the council to set standards that are relevant to our community.
The Tararua District Council intends to carry out an initial consultation next month.
Following the elections in October, the new council will develop a draft alcohol policy with community consultation.
Hearings into the new policy will be held in February, with its adoption in May or June.