Open Space Task Force:
New Hanover Township is a semi-rural residential community currently working to maintain its quality of life while experiencing significant residential and non-residential growth pressure. (From 2000 to 2005 there was a 20% population increase). The Township's first Open Space Plan was completed in 1999. The Open Space Task Force continues to modify an Open Space Plan 2005/2006. The plan establishes a framework for creating new publicly accessible open spaces that will increase the quality of life and provide additional active and passive recreational opportunities for Township residents. Maps related to open space can be viewed here. Other goals of the Task Force are to preserve undeveloped land parcels, protect the natural features that exist within the Township, coordinate projects with neighboring communities and non-profit agencies, and work with developers to design environments.
Robert Thomas - Representing Planning Commission and Shade Tree Commission
Richard Mulstay - Representing Planning Commission and Environmental Advisory Board
Edward Wagner - Township Manager
Andrew Kelly - Board of Supervisors
Peter Lukens - Representing Storm Water Management and Environmental Advisory Board
Patricia Nunan - Citizen Representative