Who We Are

The Open Space Plan is facilitated by a Steering Committee, comprised of various township representatives from Andover's Environmental Commission and Land Use Board.

  • Paul Messerschmidt - Land Use Board Chairman
  • Eric Olsen - Environmental Commission
  • Suzanne Howell - Land Use Board
  • Joshua Osowski - Environmental Commission Chairman
  • Patricia Busow - Township Administrator


H2M Associates is assisting Andover Township in the development of the Open Space Plan.



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Andover Planning Documents

The following documents are some of the Township's key planning documents. These and several others will provide important background and information into the development of the new Open Space Plan. 


2008 Open Space Plan

2016 Sussex County Open Space Plan

2010 Master Plan Re-Examination Report