The Town of Andover is seeking your input to help determine the future vision for our Open Space.  Your opinion about Open Space priorities and future land acquisition will directly affect how we move forward, and your answers will become part of the official Open Space and Recreation Plan.  This survey will take 3 minutes, and responses are completely confidential.

     Thank you for helping to guide Andover into the future!

* 1. Tell us your RECREATION priorities for future land acquisition. Please check all that apply.

* 2. Tell us your AGRICULTURAL priorities for future land acquisition.  Please check all that apply.

* 3. Tell us your NATURAL RESOURCE priorities for future land acquisition. Please check all that apply.

* 4. Tell us your COMMUNITY PATHS (public pathways linking public lands) priorities for future land acquisition.  Please check all that apply.

* 5. Tell us your HISTORIC, ARCHITECTURAL and CULTURAL priorities for future land acquisition.  Please check all that apply.

* 6. Rank the following CATEGORIES 1 through 6 in priority for future land acquisition.  1 being highest priority, 6 being lowest priority.

* 7. Are you in favor of Andover purchasing more open space if it became available?

* 8. Please share any comments regarding your priorities of future land acquisition.

* 9. The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a tool that enables towns to set up a fund for purchasing open space for the benefit of outdoor recreation and land preservation.  Andover does not currently have CPA.  Funding is sourced by an increase of not more than 3% of  the tax levy of real property.  Municipalities must adopt CPA at town meeting.  Do you feel  Community Preservation Act should be brought to vote at Andover's town meeting?

* 10. How important is Climate Change to you?

* 11. How familiar are you with Andover's locations and offerings of open space sites?

* 12. Do you feel town conservation properties have adequate signage/mapping?

* 13. When visiting open spaces in town, are you satisfied with parking?

* 14. Which Organized Activities would you be interested in attending if held on open space properties?  Please check all that apply.

* 15. What would increase your usage of open space properties? (please check all that apply)

* 16. How do you prefer to learn about open space resources and programs? Please check all that apply

* 17. How important is the need for a child-centered natural playscape?

* 18. How important is the need for Andover to dedicate a location and organization for town-wide household composting?

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