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Hearing Date
End Comment Period

Zoom Meeting

To join by videoconference, click here

To join by telephone:

Dial: (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID:
893 2706 3838

Passcode: 909682

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED TRANSFER OF PARKLAND

The Hamilton Area YMCA has filed a request with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to transfer ownership of parkland from the Hamilton Area YMCA to a local unit/governmental entity or qualified nonprofit organization. The parkland to be transferred is known as The Hamilton Area YMCA Sawmill Branch, 185 Sawmill Road, Hamilton New Jersey. The property is designated for tax purposes as Block 2730, Lot 14.01 and consists of 51.35 acres +/-.

The property is subject to Green Acres restrictions because the County of Mercer purchased a conservation easement on the property from the Hamilton Area YMCA using Green Acres funds. The Green Acres restrictions and the County conservation easement, which are perpetual, will remain on the parkland if conveyed to a local unit/governmental entity or qualified nonprofit organization.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-25.5(a)3, a hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held via Zoom Meeting on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Persons wishing to participate in the Zoom Meeting by videoconference may click on the link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327063838?pwd=UEZWdGlOeS9wR1BybTVFM2U2ZW5ZQT09

Persons wishing to participate in the Zoom Meeting by telephone may call (646) 558-8656 using Meeting ID: 893 2706 3838 and Passcode: 909682.

Additional information about the proposed parkland transfer may be found at www.hamiltonymca.org/about-us/sawmill-transfer or by calling (609) 581-9622 ext. 130.

Written comments on the parkland transfer request may be mailed to

Diana Zita
Hamilton Area YMCA
1315 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Hamilton NJ 08619

or via email to: sawmilltransfer@hamiltonymca.org
Please send a copy of any comments submitted on this request to:
NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
Mail Code 501-01
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attention: Maude Snyder

or via email to: Maude.Snyder@dep.nj.gov

Due to remote working arrangements during the current state of emergency, email comments are preferred.

Public comment on this parkland transfer request will be accepted during the public hearing or in writing until September 14, 2020. On or after September 15, 2020, the Hamilton Area YMCA may take formal action to approve the proposed transfer of parkland, subject to approval of the County of Mercer and approval of the transfer documents by the Green Acres Program.

Monday,
August 31, 2020
7:00 PM

Monday,
September 14, 2020

Microsoft Teams Meeting

To join by videoconference, click here

To join by telephone:

Dial: (856) 338-7074
Conference ID:
237 132 057 #

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

he Green Acres Program will be conducting a public hearing on initial applications submitted to the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection in 2020 for exemption from taxation on real property owned by certain nonprofit organizations that is used for public recreation and conservation purposes. A list of the applications is here.

The public hearing for this application will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, via Microsoft Teams.

Persons wishing to attend the hearing via videoconference may click on the link here:

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YzIzY2Q1YzktNDkzOC00MDI0LWFhYzgtNWJmZTdmMGM4YTdh%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%225076c3d1-3802-4b9f-b36a-e0a41bd642a7%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22b42c5ec5-f445-4d0d-9dfe-fda909adf437%22%7d

Persons wishing to attend the hearing via telephone may call (856) 338-7074 using Conference ID: 237 132 057 #

All interested parties are invited to participate in the hearing and are also invited to submit written comments to be received no later than Thursday, August 27, 2020. Comments should be sent or e-mailed to:

Cherylynn Cooke, Tax Exemption Coordinator
Green Acres Tax Exemption Program
Mail Code 501-01
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Cherylynn.Cooke@dep.nj.gov

Due to the current public health emergency, emailed comments are preferred. A pdf copy of the applications are available for inspection by contacting Ms. Cooke at the above email address. Persons who do not have internet access may make an appointment to inspect the application at the above office address by calling 609-984-0500.

When requesting an inspection of the file, please include the project number for the application.

Thursday,
September 3, 2020
11:00 AM

Thursday,
September 3, 2020

Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88105645624

Dial: 929-205-6099

Meeting ID:
881 0564 5624

Password: 608149

PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE

The Township of North Bergen and the County of Hudson have contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to divert 1.25 acres of the James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park, Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen New Jersey 07047, Block 437.02 and Lot 1 to allow the North Bergen Board of Education's North Bergen Pre-K Program to remain in its current location and .167 acres at 1814 43rd Street to to allow the North Bergen EMS South Unit to remain at that location.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.8(a) a scoping hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 at 6 pm until close of public comment, but no later than 9:00pm.

All interested persons may attend and be heard at the aforesaid hearing. In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., and in consideration of Executive Order No. 103 issued by Governor Murphy on March 9, 2020 declaring a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in the State of New Jersey, the Township of North Bergen does hereby notify the public that to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens while ensuring the continued functioning of government, this public hearing will be held electronically only and may be accessed through Zoom video meeting as follows:

Topic: NORTH BERGEN PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING
Date/Time: August 11, 2020 at 6:00 PM EST
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88105645624
Dial: 929-205-6099, Meeting ID: 881 0564 5624, Password: 608149

Public comment on the diversion request will be accepted during the scoping hearing or until Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Written comments should be submitted to the North Bergen Township Administrator or Hudson County Administrator, with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

North Bergen Township Administrator
4233 Kennedy Boulevard
North Bergen, NJ 07047
or by email to buildingsandgrounds@northbergen.org

Hudson County Administrator
567 Pavonia Avenue, 4th fl.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
Mail Code 501-01
501 East State Street
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attn: Melissa Abatemarco, Esq., Regulatory Officer
or by email to Melissa.Abatemarco@dep.nj.gov


Tuesday,
August 11, 2020
6:00 PM

Tuesday,
August 25, 2020

Teleconference Calls

Dial In Number:
1-(646) 558-8656

Meeting ID:
850 5428 5942

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The County of Middlesex has filed a request with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to divert 0.055 acres (2,405 square feet) of land for a permanent easement within the Middlesex Greenway, located within a portion of Block 815, Lot 1, in Edison Township, near U.S. Route 1 and Starkin Road. The major diversion is for a permanent easement for the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of new underground natural gas pipeline. The pipeline easement will cross through approximately 120 linear feet of the Middlesex Greenway and will be buried approximately four feet below ground under an elevated pedestrian bridge on the Middlesex Greenway. The easement is proposed as part of Texas Eastern Transmission, LP's ("Texas Eastern") construction of approximately 1.55 miles of 20-inch diameter natural gas pipeline and related above ground facilities (the "Middlesex Extension Project"). The Middlesex Extension Project will provide necessary pipeline infrastructure to provide natural gas transportation to interconnect with existing systems for ultimate delivery to the Woodbridge Energy Center, an existing power plant providing electricity locally. For the permanent easement, Middlesex County has proposed the monetary compensation amount of $200,000, which the County will use to acquire additional parkland or open space. Texas Eastern also has asked the County to grant a license for the temporary use of an additional 0.214 acres (9,312 square feet) adjacent to the pipeline easement during construction.

In accordance with New Jersey Governor Murphy's Public Health Emergency Executive Orders concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the two (2) public hearings required by N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.11(e) and N.J.S.A 40A:12-13.5 to solicit public comment on the proposed major diversion of the Middlesex Greenway will be held remotely via the "Zoom" platform as follows:

Hearing 1: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.
Hearing 2: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.

All interested parties who wish to attend the above hearings may choose one of the following options:

Once you log into the Zoom account, you will be asked to enter your name and an email address. We anticipate starting the public hearings promptly at the referenced times, and ask that you log in a few minutes earlier to allow for time to address any connection, installation or uploading delays. Any questions about joining the hearings may be directed to Cristina Stummer, Esq., attorney for Texas Eastern, at (609) 452-5023 or Cristina.Stummer@saul.com,

Information in support of this requested major diversion of the Middlesex Greenway is available for public inspection on the following Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation website pages:

To access application materials from the Parks and Recreation home page, scroll down to the section titled "Explore Park Facilities and Programs", click "Upcoming Public Hearings", and select " SHC 1200051/Texas Eastern/Middlesex Greenway". Please contact Mr. Rick Lear, County Director of Parks and Recreation at (732) 745-3900 or Cristina Stummer, Esq., attorney for Texas Eastern, at (609) 452-5023 or Cristina.Stummer@saul.com, if you have any questions about accessing the information on the County website.

Public comment on this diversion request will be accepted during the hearings and until August 25, 2020. Written comments on the diversion request should be submitted to the Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Mr. Rick Lear, County Director of Parks and Recreation
Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 661
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903-9968

NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
Mail Code 501-01
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
PO Box 420
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420
Attention: Melissa P. Abatemarco, Esq.

Email: Melissa.Abatemarco@dep.nj.gov


Wednesday,
August 5, 2020
7:00 PM

Tuesday,
August 25, 2020
10:00 AM

Tuesday,
August 25, 2020

Teleconference Calls

Dial In Number:
1-(646) 558-8656

Meeting ID:
862 5248 6457

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The County of Middlesex has filed a request with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to divert 0.543 acres (23,670 square feet) of the Meadows at Middlesex Golf Course, Block 2301, Lot 2 in the Township of Plainsboro, in connection with the re-routing of 526 linear feet of an existing underground petroleum pipeline owned by Sunoco Pipeline L.P. The rerouting is required in connection with the construction of a new switching station by Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) on land adjacent to the Golf Course. The relocated pipeline will run in a permanent easement along the edge of property boundary of the Golf Course. As compensation for the diversion, the County proposes to be paid $350,000 which will be used to acquire additional County parkland or open space. In addition, new trees will be planted on County parkland or open space to compensate for the removal of three trees within the diversion area.

Due to Governor Murphy's state of emergency declaration regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the two (2) hearings required under N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.11(e) and N.J.S.A 40A:12-13.5 to obtain public comment on this Green Acres diversion request will be held electronically via the "Zoom" platform as follows:

Hearing 1: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.
Hearing 2: Monday, August 10, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.

All interested parties who wish to attend the above hearings may choose one of the following options:

If logging into the Zoom hearings via computer or mobile device for the first time, please allow a few extra minutes to install the program (if using a computer or laptop) or app (if using a mobile device). Once you log in, you will be asked to enter your name and an email address. Any questions about joining the hearings may be directed to Thomas M. Letizia, Esq., attorney for PSE&G, (609) 951-4136 or letiziat@pepperlaw.com.

All information submitted to the Green Acres Program in support of this requested diversion of parkland is available for public inspection on the following Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation website pages:

To view the application materials from the latter website page, scroll down to the section titled "Explore Park Facilities and Programs" and click on the "Upcoming Public Hearings" rotator. Please contact Mr. Rick Lear, County Director of Parks and Recreation at (732) 745-3900 or Thomas Letizia, Esq., attorney for PSE&G, at (609) 951-4136 or letiziat@pepperlaw.com, if you have any questions about accessing the information on the County website.

Written comments should be submitted by August 10, 2020 to the Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Mr. Rick Lear, County Director of Parks and Recreation
Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 661
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903-9968

NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
Mail Code 501-01
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
PO Box 420
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420
Attention: Melissa P. Abatemarco, Esq.

Email: Melissa.Abatemarco@dep.nj.gov


Wednesday,
July 22, 2020
7:00 PM

August 10, 2020
2:00 PM

Monday,
August 10, 2020

Teleconference Call

Dial In Number:
1-(973)-854-6173

Meeting ID:
112 011 4299

PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE

The Township of Manalapan (the "Applicant") will hold a public hearing on July 22, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-25.3(h) for an amendment of the Applicant's Recreation and Open Space Inventory ("ROSI") to address an error and/or mistake. Specifically, the Applicant listed the entire parcel known as Block 74, Lot 25, Manalapan Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey (the "Property") on the ROSI. The Property is currently owned by the Applicant and is approximately 19,000 square feet.

As a result of investigations conducted by the Applicant, it has been determined that:

  1. the Monmouth County Planning Board adopted the Monmouth County Road Plan on June 17, 1996 ("1996 Road Plan");
  2. the 1996 Road Plan identified County Route 527A as an 80 foot right of way;
  3. the Property was included in the Applicant's ROSI in 2000;
  4. the 1996 Road Plan requires approximately 23.5 feet in depth of the Property to achieve an 80 foot right of way;
  5. the inclusion of that portion of the Property, which totals approximately 9,095 square feet, in the ROSI conflicts with the 1996 Road Plan and was an inadvertent error.

All interested persons may attend and be heard at the aforesaid hearing. In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., and in consideration of Executive Order No. 103 issued by Governor Murphy on March 9, 2020 declaring a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in the State of New Jersey, the Township of Manalapan does hereby notify the public that to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens while ensuring the continued functioning of government, this public hearing will be held electronically only.

Members of the public may participate in the meeting by calling 1-(973)-854-6173 followed by Meeting ID: 112 011 4299 at 7:30 p.m. on July 22, 2020. By entering *9 to raise a hand, individuals calling into this number will be able to fully participate in the meeting, including providing public comment.

In the alternative, written comments may be submitted to the Applicant during a public comment period that will close on August 5, 2020.

Written comments should be submitted by August 5, 2020 to the Township of Manalapan with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Renee Garrigana, Assistant Administrator
Manalapan Township Municipal Building
120 Route 522
Manalapan, NJ 07726


NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
Mail Code 501-01
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attention: Jessica Patterson

email: Jessica.Patterson@dep.nj.gov


Wednesday,
July 22, 2020
7:30 PM

Wednesday,
August 5, 2020

April 21, 2020
Teleconference Call
Dial in Number: 888-204-5984
Participant Number: 1936309

October 22, 2020
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
44 South Clinton Avenue
Conference Room 2W
Trenton, New Jersey 08609

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

The Watershed Property Review Board gives notice of a Board Meeting to be held April 21, 2020 via teleconference call to consider one request before the Board. The Township of Long Hill and New Jersey American Water Company, Inc. (as Co-Applicants) seek an exemption in connection with the proposed transfer of a municipal wastewater system, including real property, in the Township of Long Hill, Morris County. More information on the Watershed Property Review Board can be found at www.wprb.nj.gov.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., known as the "Open Public Meetings Act," the Watershed Property Review Board hereby also gives notice of its regular public meetings for the calendar year 2020.

Tuesday,
April 21, 2020
1:00 PM

Tuesday,
October 22, 2020
1:00 PM



N/A

Linden High School
Susan L. Hudak Auditorium
121 W St Georges Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Linden will hold a public hearing to obtain comments regarding its application to the NJDEP Green Acres Program, for the proposed minor disposal of parkland owned by the City of Linden, Union County. This application is subject to NJDEP Commissioner and State House Commission approval, and is available for review at the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 301 North Wood Avenue, and the Linden Free Public Library, 31 East Henry Street, and at the NJDEP Green Acres Program offices (address below).

The public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 6:00 pm at Linden High School, Susan L. Hudak Auditorium, 121 W St Georges Ave, Linden, NJ. All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. In addition to oral comments presented during the hearing, written comments may be submitted to the agencies listed below. All written comments must be received within two weeks following the hearing by Thursday, April 9, 2020.

The proposed parkland disposal would involve the purchase by the Linden Board of Education of a 0.103 acre parcel of the existing Woodrow Wilson Memorial Park, Block 274, Lot 2, at the corner of West Saint Georges Avenue and Summit Terrace for the purpose of building a new access road and addition to the existing Linden Academy of Science and Technology. In accordance with NJAC 7:36-26.5(a), monetary compensation in the amount of $33,813.00 will be deposited in the Garden State Preservation Trust Fund and monetary tree removal compensation in the amount of $606,644.29 will be deposited in the Shade and Community Forest Preservation License Plate Fund.

All written comments should be submitted to the City of Linden, with copy to the NJDEP Green Acres Program, at the following addresses:

City of Linden
Clerk's Office
2nd Floor, City Hall
301 North Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
Mail Code 501-01
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attention: Adam Taylor

Email: Adam.Taylor@dep.nj.gov


Thursday,
March 26, 2020
6:00 PM
Thursday,
April 9, 2020

Borough of Wildwood Crest
Municipal Building Court Room
6101 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Borough of Wildwood Crest has filed a request with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to amend the Borough of Wildwood Crest's Recreation and Open Space Inventory ("ROSI") by adjusting the acreage of a portion of Sunset Park listed on the Recreation and Open Space Inventory to remove a portion of the property known as Block 79, Lot 1.01 on the official tax map of the Borough of Wildwood Crest. Additional information on this request may be found here.

A public hearing on this request has been scheduled in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:36-25.3(h)2v.

Written comments should be submitted by April 8, 2020 to the Borough of Wildwood Crest, with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Borough of Wildwood Crest
6101 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
Mail Code 501-01
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attention: Mackenzie Piggott

Email: Mackenzie.Piggott@dep.nj.gov


Wednesday,
March 25, 2020
5:30 PM

Wednesday,
April 8, 2020

Bordentown Municipal Court Room
1 Municipal Drive
Bordentown, NJ 08505

PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE

The Township of Bordentown has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, about its intention to divert 8.1 acres of the property at 240 Crosswicks Road (Block 92, part of Lot 8.01) to allow the construction of a new municipal complex to serve its residents. The new municipal complex will be adjacent to the existing Township Department of Public Works facilities. At present, the Township plans to compensate for the proposed disposal by placing Green Acres restrictions on approximately 16 acres of replacement land (Block 92.01, Lot 18).

The purpose of the scoping hearing is to accept public comment on the proposed disposal, including alternatives, and the proposed replacement land prior to the filing of a formal application with the Green Acres Program. This hearing has been scheduled in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.8(a).

Written comments should be submitted by March 16, 2020 to the Township of Bordentown with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Michael Theokas, Township Administrator
Township of Bordentown
1 Municipal Drive
Bordentown, New Jersey 08505

NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
Mail Code 501-01
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attention: Kevin Appelget
Kevin.Appelget@dep.nj.gov


Monday,
March 2, 2020
6:00 PM
Monday,
March 16, 2020

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment
LWCF Park Conversion
James J. Braddock Park
North Bergen Township, Hudson County, NJ

The Township of North Bergen and the County of Hudson have requested the transfer of a National Park Service (NPS) encumbrance on approximately 1.25 acres of parkland (Block 437.02, Lot 2 in North Bergen, Hudson County) to properties located at Block 27, Lot 27 on Paterson Plank Rd in North Bergen and Block 437, Lots 2.01 and 2.02 on River Road in North Bergen. The parkland property is administered by the County and Township as part of James J. Braddock Park (hereafter Braddock Park).

Recreational improvements at the Braddock Park site were funded in part using an NPS Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant. As a condition of the federal funding, this site is protected under Section 6(f)(3) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, P.L. 88-579; U.S.C. 4601-4 et seq. Its use is limited to public outdoor recreation use, in perpetuity, unless the NPS approves the conversion of the site and the transfer of the federal restriction to a replacement property. The conversion application process requires the preparation of an Environmental Assessment pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 USC 4321-4347) and the LWCF Act.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Green Acres Program (NJDEP) administers the LWCF program in New Jersey on behalf of NPS. At the request of the County and Township, Green Acres submitted an application to NPS for this conversion on February 19, 2019. The conversion application was triggered by the use of a portion of the LWCF-funded site for trailers to house North Bergen's preschool program. The proposed replacement sites will include passive and active recreation opportunities, including open space to match or exceed those uses that were displaced on the conversion site.

This notice invites public input regarding this proposed action and its potential effect on the community. The Township of North Bergen, the County of Hudson and NJDEP are issuing this public notice on behalf of the NPS and encourage a 30-day public review and a 30-day public comment period on the Environmental Assessment. The Environmental Assessment will be available from February 18, 2020 to March 18, 2020 at www.hudsoncountynj.org and at www.northbergen.org. If you are unable to access the Environmental Assessment online, please contact the Buildings and Ground Department in the Township of North Bergen to make arrangements to review the printed copy they have on file.

Written comments may be submitted until April 18, 2020 by email to buildingsandgrounds@northbergen.org or regular mail to

Buildings and Grounds
Township of North Bergen
4233 Kennedy Boulevard
North Bergen, NJ 07047


  Saturday,
April 18, 2020

Ramsey Borough Hall
33 North Central Avenue
Ramsey, NJ 07446

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Borough of Ramsey will hold a public hearing to obtain comments regarding its application to the NJDEP Green Acres Program, for the proposed minor diversion of parkland owned by the Borough of Ramsey. This application is subject to NJDEP Commissioner and State House Commission approval, and is available for review at the Ramsey Borough Clerk's Office (33 North Central Avenue Ramsey, NJ 07446), the Borough of Ramsey Website, the Ramsey Public Library (30 Wyckoff Avenue Ramsey, NJ 07446) and at the NJDEP Green Acres Program offices (address below).

The proposed parkland disposal would involve the diversion of 0.0365 acres of the Martis Parklands, 0.0395 acres of the Mone/East Oak Street Parklands, and 0.0668 acres of the Borough Municipal Pool Parkland in connection with the Arsenic Treatment System Replacement Facilities project for the Borough's water supply. In accordance with NJAC 7:36-26.5(a), the Borough of Ramsey proposes to provide replacement land located at the intersection of Manor Drive and Grove Street in Ramsey (Block 1201, Lot 8) as compensation for the proposed diversion.

Written comments should be submitted by March 9, 2020 to the Borough of Ramsey, with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Borough of Ramsey Municipal Building
33 North Central Avenue
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Attention: Bruce Vozeh, Borough Administrator

NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
Mail Code 501-01
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attention: Maude Snyder
Maude.Snyder@dep.nj.gov


Monday,
February 24, 2020
7:00 PM

Monday,
March 9, 2020

Clara Barton First Aid Squad
1079 Amboy Avenue
Edison, New Jersey 08837

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The County of Middlesex has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to divert 0.055 acre of the Middlesex Greenway, Block 815, Lot 1 (additional Lots 2, 2A, and 3 were consolidated into Lot 1) in the Township of Edison in connection with a new section of underground natural gas pipeline. An additional area of 0.214 acre (9,312 square feet) adjacent to the pipeline are proposed to be diverted temporarily during construction of the pipeline.

Written comments should be submitted by March 25, 2020 to the Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation, with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Mr. Richard Lear, Director of Parks and Recreation
Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 661
new Brunswick, NJ 08903-9968

NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
Mail Code 501-01
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attention: Melissa Abatemarco
Melissa.Abatemarco@dep.nj.gov


Wednesday,
March 11, 2020
7:00 PM

Wednesday,
March 25, 2020

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
44 South Clinton Avenue
Conference Room 2W
Trenton, New Jersey 08609

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., known as the "Open Public Meetings Act,"" the Watershed Property Review Board hereby gives notice of its regular public meetings for the calendar year 2020.


Tuesday,
April 21, 2020
1:00 PM

Thursday,
October 22, 2020
1:00 PM



N/A

George E. Kaufman Municipal Bldg.
Borough of Keansburg
29 Church Street
Keansburg, New Jersey 07734

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Borough of Keansburg will hold a public hearing to receive public comment regarding the disposal of a 0.669-acre portion of Keansburg Waterfront Park located at Block 184, Lot 3.02 to allow the Borough to redevelop the disposal area and extend the existing Baywalk to the northeast towards a new public parking area to be located on Block 184, Lot 3.03. To compensate for the proposed disposal, the Borough will dedicate a 1.2-acre portion of Block 184, Lot 3.03 for recreation and conservation purposes.

Written comments should be submitted by February 5, 2020 to the Borough of Keansburg's Township Engineer, with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

T&M Associates
11 Tindall Road
Middletown, NJ 07748
Attention: Francis Mullan, Borough Engineer

NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
Mail Code 501-01
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attention: Jessica Patterson
Jessica.Patterson@dep.nj.gov


Wednesday,
January 22, 2020
7:00 PM

Wednesday,
February 5, 2020

Delran Township Municipal Building
900 Chester Avenue
Delran Township, New Jersey

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proposing to change the purpose or use of approximately 2 acres of Laurel Run Park located in Delran Township, Burlington County. Burlington County is proposing to execute an agreement with the New Jersey Agricultural Society and its Farmers Against Hunger program for use of the existing agricultural buildings and 1 acre of land for establishment of the Land Stewardship Center at Laurel Run.

This hearing has been scheduled in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:36-25.6(a)1.

Written comments should be submitted by December 23, 2019 to Burlington County Department of Resource Conservation, with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Mary Pat Robie, Director
Burlington County Department of Resource Conservation
P.O. Box 6000
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
Mail Code 501-01
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attention: Jenine Hutton
Jenine.Hutton@dep.nj.gov


Monday,
December 9, 2019
7:00 PM

Monday,
December 23, 2019

Township of Plainsboro
Municipal Building, Courtroom
641 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The County of Middlesex has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to divert 0.543 acres (23,670 square feet) of the Meadows at Middlesex Golf Course, Block 2301, Lot 2 in the Township of Plainsboro in connection with the re-routing of 526 linear feet of an existing underground pipeline owned by Sunoco as part of the construction of a new substation by Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) on land adjacent to the Golf Course. The relocated pipeline will run along the edge of property boundary of the Golf Course.

Written comments should be submitted by January 20, 2020 to Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation, with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Mr. Rick Lear, Director of Parks and Recreation
Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 661
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-9968

NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
Mail Code 501-01
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attention: Nancy Lawrence
Nancy.Lawrence@dep.nj.gov


Monday,
January 6, 2020
7:00 PM

Monday,
January 20, 2020

City of Passaic Council Chambers
City of Passaic City Hall, First Floor
330 Passaic Street
Passaic, NJ 07055

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
NOTE: THIS PROJECT AND MEETING HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

The City of Passaic has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, regarding a proposal to dispose of 1.44 acres of Veterans Memorial Third Ward Park as part of a land exchange with a private developer to expand Pulaski Park/Dundee Island.

The properties involved in the proposed exchange are:

Property owned by the City of Passaic (Part is Proposed Disposed Site)
Block 3268 Lot 30
Part of Veterans Memorial Third Ward Park
268 Van Houten Avenue, City of Passaic, Passaic County

Privately owned property (Proposed as Compensation Sites)
Block 5000, Lot 1
Wall Street to Passaic River, City of Passaic, Passaic County

Block 5000.01, Lot 1
57-61 Wall Street, City of Passaic, Passaic County

The purpose of the scoping hearing is to solicit public input on the proposed land exchange prior to the filing of a formal diversion application with the Green Acres Program. If the land exchange is completed, it is the City's intention to require any future development on Block 3268, Lot 30 to include an affordable housing component.

Supplemental Documents:

Written comments should be submitted by November 28, 2019 to the Passaic City Clerk, with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

City of Passaic
Office of the City Clerk
330 Passaic Street
Passaic, NJ 07055

NJDEP Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
Mail Code 501-01
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attention: Adam Taylor
Adam.Taylor@dep.nj.gov


Wednesday,
December 18, 2019
7:00 PM

CANCELLED

Aviso en Espanol
CANCELADA
Extended to
Wednesday,
January 1, 2020
CANCELLED

N/A

PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1, the Green Acres Program rules at N.J.A.C. 7:36 are readopted and shall continue in effect for a seven-year period. The rules had been scheduled to expire on February 7, 2019. The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) has reviewed these rules and determined that the rules should be readopted because they are necessary, reasonable and proper for the purpose for which they were originally promulgated. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1c(1), timely filing of this notice extended the expiration date of the chapter seven years from the date of filing.

The Green Acres Program rules establish standards and procedures utilized to: (1) provide Green Acres funding, in the form of loans or matching grants, or both, to local government units, and matching grants to nonprofits, to assist in their efforts to acquire and develop lands to increase and preserve permanent outdoor recreation areas for public use and enjoyment, and conservation areas for the protection of natural resources, such as waterways, wildlife habitat, wetlands, forests, and viewsheds for the benefit of the current and future citizens of the State; (2) ensure that lands acquired or developed with Green Acres funding, and all other lands held by a local government unit for recreation and conservation purposes at the time the local government unit received Green Acres funding, remain permanently in use for recreation and conservation purposes; and (3) allow, in limited circumstances, a local government unit or nonprofit to provide sufficient compensation and obtain approval of the Commissioner and the State House Commission to use land subject to Green Acres restrictions for other than outdoor recreation and conservation purposes.


N/A N/A

Township of North Bergen
Hudson County
James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park

UPDATE TO PUBLIC NOTICE

The Township of North Bergen and the County of Hudson are seeking to resolve an after-the-fact diversion of approximately 1.25 Acres within the James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park (all of which is constituted by Block 437.02/Lot 1) for the continued occupation of the North Bergen Preschool, comprised by temporary trailers arranged in an L-shaped configuration presently on site.

Green Acres has prepared a response to the applicants' latest report, dated August 25, 2017 and is available here, together with prior documents relating to this diversion.

 

TBD

TBD

Township of North Bergen
Hudson County
James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Township of North Bergen and the County of Hudson are seeking to resolve an after-the-fact diversion of 1.17 Acres within the James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park (all of which is constituted by Block 437.02/Lot 1) for the continued occupation of the North Bergen Preschool, comprised by temporary trailers arranged in an L-shaped configuration at the proposed site.

As compensation for the proposed diversion, the County proposes to dedicate three additional parkland parcels, as follows:

Block 27, Lot 27
1.53 acres at 1901 Paterson Plank Road, North Bergen

Block 437, Lots 2.01 and 2.02
0.70 acre at 7909 River Road, North Bergen

14th Street Viaduct ROW
1.1 Acres at 14th street (below the viaduct/ ramps) between Grand and Madison, Hoboken
A pre-application for the proposed diversion was filed by the County on January 26, 2016. The pre-application is currently being reviewed by the Green Acres Program for completeness.

A copy of the pre-application may be accessed here (PDF, 10 MB).

The preliminary assessment reports for the proposed replacement properties may be accessed as follows:

1901 Paterson Plank Road (PDF, 66 MB)
7909 River Road (PDF, 80 MB)
14th Street Viaduct (PDF, 30 MB)

On April 12, 2016, the Green Acres Program issued a partial Completeness Review of the diversion pre-application. Hudson County and North Bergen Township prepared a response to the Completeness Review, dated August 19, 2016. A copy of the each can be accessed as follows:

April 12, 2016 Green Acres Program Pre-Application Completeness Review, Part I (PDF, 181 KB)

North Bergen Response to April 12, 2016 Pre-Application Completeness Review, Part 1 (PDF, 126 KB)

North Bergen Response, Alternatives Analysis (PDF, 382 KB)

North Bergen Response, Full Appendix (PDF, 46,395 KB)
The Green Acres Program issued Part 2 of a Completeness Review of the diversion pre-application, dated December 20, 2016. A copy of the completeness review and associated reviews of Environmental Assessment Reports concerning proposed replacement properties can be accessed as follows:
December 20, 2016 Green Acres Pre-Application Completeness Review Part 2 (PDF, 228 KB)

10-3-16 Buriani Memo re Block 27 Lot 27 (PDF, 108 KB)

10-3-16 Buriani Memo re 14th Street Viaduct (PDF, 32 KB)

10-6-16 Buriani Memo re Block 437 Lots 2.01 and 2.02 (PDF, 350 KB)

August 25, 2017 North Bergen/Hudson County Response to Pre-Application Completeness Review, Part 2 (PDF, 4951 KB)
Green Acres Program has issued Part 3 of a Completeness Review of the diversion pre-application. The completeness review and associated documents are accessible as follows:
October 31, 2017 Third Addendum to Lease Agreement (PDF, 253 KB)

October 31, 2017 Pre-Application Completeness Review, Part 3 (PDF, 199 KB)

Site Plan (PDF, 337 KB)

December 19, 2018, Response by Hudson County and North Bergen Township to Part 3 of Green Acres Program's Pre-Application Completeness Review (PDF, 8.02 MB)
Comments on the pre-application may be directed to Maude Snyder of the Green Acres Program at Maude.Snyder@dep.nj.gov.

TBD TBD

NOTES:

  • To view the public notice, click on the Hearing Date entry of a particular notice. All notices are PDF files.
  • Written comments are to be submitted to the contact identified in the public notice PDF file.
  • Older public notices are available on the Archived Public Notices page.

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