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City of North Wildwood
901 Atlantic Avenue
North Wildwood, New Jersey 08260

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

The City of North Wildwood will hold a public hearing to receive public comment regarding the City’s proposed amendment to Recreation and Open Space Inventory for the removal of a portion of Block 317.03, Lot 1 (known as the “Seaport Pier”) located at 2201 Boardwalk between the ends of 22nd Avenue and 23rd Avenue. It is the City’s assertion that the Seaport Pier was never held for recreation and conservation purposes. .


Wednesday,
July 24, 2019
6:00 PM
Wednesday,
August 7, 2019

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

PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE

The City of Passaic has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, regarding a proposal to expand recreational benefits to Pulaski Park/Dundee Island by way of conversion of privately-owned, non-parkland to parkland located at Block 5000, Lot 1 and Block 5000.01, Lot 1, commonly known as 99-111 Passaic Street; conversion of non-parkland to parkland on Benson Avenue between Main Avenue and High Street; and, disposal or diversion of parkland located at Block 3268, Lot 30, commonly known as 268 Van Houten Avenue. The parkland parcel, which formerly contained clay tennis courts as part of Third Ward Park, is located at the northwest corner of Van Houten and Passaic Avenues.

This Scoping Hearing is intended to notify the public of a unique opportunity for the City of Passaic to potentially acquire privately-owned, non-parkland that will transform Pulaski Park and Dundee Island by linking the two, thus creating exceptional recreational opportunities in a historically underserved area, in exchange for parkland to potentially be disposed or diverted for yet to be determined development.

More information, including maps indicating location of parcels, can be found at https://www.cityofpassaic.com/bulletin

Written comments should be submitted by May 30, 2019 to the City of Passaic with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Office of the City Clerk
City of Passaic
330 Passaic Street
Passaic, New Jersey 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


Thursday,
May 16, 2019
7:00 PM

Thursday,
May 30, 2019

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 2, 2019 at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to consider one request before the Board. SUEZ Water New Jersey Inc. seeks approval to enter into a License Agreement with the Boroughs of Woodcliff Lake, Park Ridge and Hillsdale for the construction and maintenance of a walking trail to be constructed on watershed property located around the Woodcliff Lake in the Boroughs of Woodcliff Lake, Park Ridge and Hillsdale, Bergen County. More information on the Watershed Property Review Board can be found at www.wprb.nj.gov.


Tuesday,
April 2, 2019
1:00 PM

N/A

Troy Hills Elementary School
509 S. Beverwyck Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054

PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE

The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills will hold a public hearing to receive public comment as to the proposed diversion of approximately 2.1 acres of a portion of Block 621 Lot 24, a Township-owned tract commonly referred to as the "Edwards Road Tract", which is subject to a Declaration of Encumbrance between the Township and the State of New Jersey.

Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L) proposes to acquire a permanent right of way and easement from the Township for construction of a portion of JCP&L's new 230 KV transmission line from LCP&L's Whippany substation (located in East Hanover, NJ) to its Montville substation (located in Montville, NJ). Compensation, to be determined, would be given by JCP&L to the Township for the permanent easement.

Written comments should be submitted by May 8, 2019 to the the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Khaled Madin, Municipal Clerk
Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills
1001 Parsippany Boulevard
Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey 07054

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


Wednesday, April 24, 2019
7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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 2019.


Tuesday,
April 2, 2019
1:00 PM

Tuesday,
October 15, 2019
1:00 PM



N/A

Teaneck Municipal Building
Council Chambers
818 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE

The Township of Teaneck has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to divert portions of four lots in Windsor Park and Milton Votee Park totaling 0.9425 acres.  The diversion will include potions of the following lots:

  • Milton Votee Park (Block 4704, Lot 1) consisting of 0.0818 acres (3,563 SF) between Palisade Avenue and the Conrail Railroad tracks
  • Milton Votee Park (Block 4702, Lot 1) consisting of 0.0974 acre (4,243 SF) along Colonial Court
  • Windsor Park (Block 4701, Lot 1) consisting of 0.2473 acre (10,772 SF) between the Conrail Railroad tracks and Windsor Road and along Windsor Road between Billington Road and Forest Avenue
  • Windsor Park (Block 4901, Lot 2) consisting of 0.516 acre (22,476 SF) along the east side of Winsor Road between Forest Avenue and West Englewood Avenue
The Township proposes to convey an easement to Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) for the installation and future maintenance of an upgraded overhead utility line to connect the New Milford 69kV Network to the Teaneck substation providing resiliency to the existing electrical grid and reliable electrical service to the citizens of Teaneck. For more information, go to the Municipal website at https://www.teanecknj.gov.

Written comments should be submitted by January 31, 2019 to the The Township of Teaneck with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Dean B. Kazinci, Township Manager
Township of Teaneck
818 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

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


Thursday, January 31, 2019
6:00 PM
Friday, February 15, 2019

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.


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Chatham Municipal Building
Township Committee Chambers
58 Meyersville Road
Chatham, NJ 07928

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Township of Chatham has filed a request with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to legalize the past diversion of (1) approximately 1,000 square feet of Esternay Park, located on Fairmount Avenue and River Road (Block 62.08, Lot 18 on the Chatham Tax Map); and (2) approximately 1,196 square feet of the paved area across from the Colony Pool, located at 55 School Avenue (Block 105, Lot 6 on the Chatham Tax Map). The parkland had been utilized for temporary wireless communications facilities installed by T-Mobile Northeast LLC, which have been removed as of the date of this notice.

In advance of the formal filing of a diversion application, a scoping hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held at the Chatham Municipal Building on January 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM.

Written comments should be submitted by January 29, 2019 to the The Township of Chatham with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Gregory J. LaConte, R.M.C., Township CLerk
Township of Chatham
58 Meyersville Road
Chatham, NJ 07928

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


Tuesday, January 15, 2019
6:30 PM
Thursday, January 29, 2019

Scotch Plains Municipal Building
430 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The County of Union has advised the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Green Acres Program, that it intends to allow an adjacent private developer to install landscaping on a section of the County's (Green Acres protected) Watchung Reservation, in order for this developer to meet wetland mitigation requirements on its own property.

The section of the Watchung Reservation where this landscaping will be installed is located along Union Avenue (Scotch Plains), and specifically, along the south bank of the Green Brook. The landscaping will consist of planting trees and shrubbery at this location.

This renovation will involve a change in its current undeveloped status, and consequently a public hearing to obtain public comment on this matter will be held Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 6 PM.

Written comments should be submitted by January 25, 2019 to the The County of Union with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses:

Kevin Campbell, Esq., Assistant County Counsel
County of Union
10 Elizabethtown Plaza
Elizabeth, NJ 07207

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


Thursday, January 10, 2019
6:00 PM
Thursday, January 25, 2019

The Susie B. Boyce Meeting Room
Police Court Building
Municipal Complex
44 Mountain Boulevard
Warren, NJ 07059

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Township Committee of the Township of Warren has filed a request with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to dispose of and release 3.59 acres of a conservation easement located at Block 5, Lot 1.01 as shown on the Tax Map of the Township of Warren, more commonly known as 184 Liberty Corner Road, Warren, New Jersey, in connection with the siting of a new 230/34.5 kV substation by Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) in order to ensure that JCP&L can continue to provide reliable service to existing customers and service the need of future demand on the system. As compensation for the proposed disposal, the Township will accept a 16.5-acre parcel (Block 35, Lot 4) from JCP&L for recreation and conservation purposes.

Written comments should be submitted to the Borough of Fair Haven with a copy sent to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following Addresses by January 2, 2019:

Mark Krane, Township Administrator
Township of Warren
46 Mountain Boulevard
Warren, New Jersey 07059

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

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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)
Comments on the pre-application may be directed to Caroline Armstrong of the Green Acres Program at Caroline.Armstrong@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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