A lively, interactive presentation by Center for Community Studies researchers Joel LaLone, Larry Danforth and Andy Draper, on the attitudes and perceptions of Tug Hill residents and landowners, was the highlight of the commission’s annual meeting on November 7. Approximately 60 people attended the gathering at Tug Hill Vineyards.
The “Family Feud” style delivery of survey results highlighted several major takeaways:
- Quality of Life in the Tug Hill Region – Continued satisfaction with the outdoor/environment/rural setting
- Local Economy – Improving employment opportunities
- Internet Access – Increased dissatisfaction
- Energy Development – Decreased support
- Recreational Development – Motorized supported less than non-motorized
- Economic Development – Desired tourism and recreation development
- Government – Desire for less regulation
The full survey results are available on the commission’s website at: https://www.tughill.org/about/survey-2019/.