II. Survey Results

A series of public meetings focusing on growth management and the future of rural Hanover took place between November 1998 and July 1999 in Trumbull Hall and the church in Hanover Center. A number of important concerns emerged. The Hanover Planning Board questioned the degree to which those concerns - and the visions that accompanied them - were shared by the rural community as a whole, including those who had not attended the meetings. An ad hoc committee of all rural residents who expressed an interest in doing so developed a survey based on the meeting discussions. The survey was sent out to all rural property owners in September 1999.