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PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Newark ("City") will hold a scoping hearing that is open to the public to obtain comments on two major Green Acres diversions of City-owned parkland. The scoping hearing will be combined with a public hearing on a proposal to amend a previously approved disposal of City-owned parkland.

The proposed major diversions, if approved, will allow (i) the City to grant an approximately 3,283 sq. ft. (0.075 acre) permanent easement and an approximately 9,000 sq. ft. (0.207 acre) temporary construction easement through a portion of Green Acres encumbered vacant land designated on the Tax Maps of the City of Newark as Lot 60, Block 1, to allow a private entity to access and redevelop the adjacent property with a mixed-use development that is consistent with the City's approved redevelopment plan for the area, and includes a 20% affordable housing component; and (ii) "after the fact" approval for the City to grant PSE&G a 20' wide underground utility easement through an approximately 1,688 sq. ft. (0.0383 acre) portion of the Green Acres encumbered Liberty Park, designated on the Tax Maps of the City of Newark as Lot 1, Block 1844, located between 4th Street, Central Avenue and W. Market Street, to install and maintain an underground utility line for the purposes of providing reliable electrical service to the citizens of the City of Newark.

The City also proposes to amend the previously approved disposal of Founder's Park, once situated on an approximately 7,841 sq. ft. (0.18 acre) portion of the current NJ Performing Arts Center site, at the corner of McCarter Highway and Center Street, to modify the location and size of the compensatory replacement property required under that approval from the property designated on the Tax Maps of the City of Newark as Block 126.01, Lot 21 to a portion of the property designated on the Tax Maps of the City of Newark as Block 167, Lot 10.02, also known as a portion of Mulberry Commons.

The proposed diversions and disposal amendment are subject to approval by the NJDEP Commissioner and the State House Commission. Written comments may be submitted by July 21, 2021 to the City, through the Department of Economic and Housing Development, with a copy to NJDEP Green Acres Program, at the following addresses:

Economic and Housing Development, City of Newark,
920 Broad Street, Room 218
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Attention: Bisola Taiwo, Esq., Assistant Director

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Green Acres Program, Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0412
Attention: Melissa Abatemarco
or at Melissa.Abatemarco@dep.nj.gov.

Wednesday
July 7, 2021
6:00 PM

Wednesday
July 21, 2021

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Jersey City has filed a request with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to dispose the 0.52 acres of the Harmon Street Pool located at 531 Communipaw Avenue (Block 18702, Lot 9) for future redevelopment. As compensation for the proposed disposal, the City proposes to replace the obsolete park with park land acquired for the Morris Canal Greenway.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.8(a), a hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held virtually as a video conference with public access on: Tuesday June 29, 2021 at 6 pm. All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the scoping hearing. To attend/participate in this virtual meeting, go to the link on the Jersey City website.

All information submitted by Jersey City to the Green Acres Program in support of this requested disposal of parkland is available for public inspection at the Jersey City Redevelopment Authority offices located at 4 Jackson Square (39 Kearny Ave), the Miller Branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library at 489 Bergen Ave and the Green Acres Program Offices at 501 East State Street in Trenton, by appointment.

Written comments on the disposal request may be directed to Eric Fleming, Assistant Business Administrator, Department of Administration/Office of Innovation; 280 Grove Street; Jersey City, NJ 07302 or EFleming@JCNJ.org. Please send a copy of any comments submitted on this request to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, Attn: Hudson County Steward, Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship, P.O. Box 412, Trenton, NJ 08625-0412 or Maude.Snyder@dep.nj.gov. Public comment on this diversion request will be accepted during the public hearing or until July 13, 2021.

Tuesdsay,
June 29, 2021
6:00 PM

Tuesday,
July 13, 2021

Please check on the Borough website or call the Borough Clerk's office during normal business hours at (908) 766-3000 before the June 28, 2021 Council meeting to determine whether the scoping hearing will be held in person or via Zoom.

PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING

The Borough of Bernardsville will hold a scoping hearing to receive public comment regarding the major disposal of a 0.26-acre portion of Claremont Field (Block 69, Lot 8) in the Borough of Bernardsville, Somerset County to resolve existing private encroachments at the park.

The scoping hearing is scheduled to be held Monday, June 28, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. in the Council chambers at the Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, NJ. If the June 28, 2021 Council meeting is held remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will be able to participate in the scoping hearing from a smartphone or tablet via Zoom by joining meeting number 837-200-4581. If you are joining from a desktop or laptop computer with a web browser, open https://zoom.us/j/8372004581. Please check on the Borough website https://www.bernardsvilleboro.org or call the Borough Clerk's office during normal business hours at (908) 766-3000 before the June 28, 2021 Council meeting to determine whether the scoping hearing will be held in person or via Zoom.

Monday
June 28, 2021
8:00 PM

Monday
July 12, 2021

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The County of Monmouth will hold a virtual final public hearing to receive public comment regarding the minor diversion of a 0.35-acre portion of Block 786, Lot 1 in the Township of Middletown, Monmouth County in connection with the proposed Intersection Improvements at CR 8A (Locust Avenue & Valley Drive), CR 8B (Navesink Avenue), Monmouth Avenue and Oakdale Run. Compensation for this minor diversion consists of adding 1.26 acres (portion of Block 786, Lot 2) to Hartshorne Wood Park in the Township of Middletown, Monmouth County.

Wednesday
May 26, 2021
7:00 PM

Thursday
June 10, 2021

COMBINED PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about May 10, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will submit a request to HUD for the release of Federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) pursuant to the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Public Law 113-2, approved January 29, 2013) for the Blue Acres program. DCA expects to fund the project using approximately $3,260,000 of Blue Acres funds.

The project involves the following applications at the following addresses within Manalapan Township, New Jersey.

  • 1328-0001: 31 Birmingham Drive
  • 1328-0002: 35 Birmingham Drive
  • 1328-0003: 25 Birmingham Drive
  • 1328-0004: 37 Birmingham Drive
  • 1328-0005: 29 Birmingham Drive
  • 1328-0006: 30 Birmingham Drive
  • 1328-0007: 33 Birmingham Drive
The proposed project would acquire residential properties on a voluntary basis and demolish, remove, and dispose of all man-made features on the properties, such as dwellings, foundations, sheds, garages, fences, and driveways. Wells and septic systems would be abandoned in place and all utilities would be disconnected. The properties would be graded and left in a stabilized condition (i.e. planted with native grasses or other approved native vegetative cover that will support soil stability). The acquired properties would be permanently preserved as open space and serve as natural buffers against future storms and floods. The total estimated cost is $3,260,000.

The complete notice, including instructions for submitting comments by May 10, 2021, is available here.

Monday,
May 10, 2021

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Township of Robbinsville is proposing to change the purpose or use of approximately one (1) acre of the Miry Run Golf Course (block 28, Lot 7.01 a/k/a 66 Sharon Road, Robbinsville, NJ 08691) parkland from outdoor recreation parkland to a multi-purpose indoor recreational facility (including but not limited to basketball, volleyball, badminton, pickle ball, futsal).

All information regarding the proposed change in purpose or use is available for public inspection on the Township's website at https://www.robbinsville.net/departments/recreation_division or in the Clerk's Office at 2298 Route 33, Robbinsville, New Jersey.

Written comments on the proposed change in purpose or use may be directed to the Township Clerk at micheles@robbinsville.net, or by calling 609-259-3600 ext. 1107 or by emailing Council President, Michael Cipriano at council@robbinsville.net. Please send a copy of any comments submitted on this request to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, by emailing Maude Snyder at Maude.Snyder@dep.nj.gov.

Public comment on this proposed change in purpose or use will be accepted during the public hearing and until May 26, 2021. On or after Thursday August 11, 2021, the Township of Robbinsville may take formal action to approve the proposed change in purpose or use.

Wednesday
May 12, 2021
6:00 PM

Wednesday
May 26, 2021

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills is proposing a parkland diversion of a 0.164-acre portion of Block 736, Lot 9.01 on the official tax map of the Township, 560 Smith Road, by the Township's water department to construct a replacement well, pump house and access drive in support of the Township's drinking water system. In accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.5(a)1, as compensation for the proposed minor diversion, the Township proposes to remit $19,311.22 to Green Acres for deposit into the Garden State Preservation Trust Fund.

The application is subject to NJDEP Commissioner and State House Commission approval and is available for review at the Municipal Clerk's office (1001 Parsippany Boulevard) by calling the Township Clerk at 973-263-4358 or the Township website https://www.parsippany.net, at the local library (449 Halsey Road), and at the NJDEP Green Acres Program offices (address below).

All written comments should be submitted to the Township of Parsippany Troy Hills Water Department (Attn: John Wieworka, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard, Parsippany, NJ 07054, JWieworka@Parsippany.net), with a copy to the NJDEP Green Acres Program (Attn: Adam Taylor, P.O. Mail Code 501-01, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625 0420, Adam.Taylor@dep.nj.gov). All written comments must be received within two weeks following the Thursday May 13, 2021 hearing, by Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Due to remote working arrangements during the current state of public health emergency, e-mail comments are preferred.

Thursday
May 13, 2021
7:00 PM

Thursday
May 27, 2021

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Clinton Township is proposing to change the use of a 40+/- acre portion of Block 82, Lots 4 and 4.03 (Marookian property, 139.29 acres) to add a disc golf course to the trails and farming activities at this site more specifically described as follows:

Construction of a disc golf course requiring installation of baskets, pervious development of tee pads, light clearing of fairways and clearing of invasive species like Russian olive, multiflora, and Japanese barberry and any other minor construction that may be needed to construct the course. The proposed disc golf course will provide the community a local venue for learning, participating and enjoying this challenging activity.

All information regarding the proposed change in use is available for public inspection at the Clinton Township Municipal Office, by email request to Carla Conner, Municipal Clerk, at cconner@clintontwpnj.com, by phone request at 908-735-8800, Ext. 204, or mailed request to Carla Conner, Municipal Clerk, 1225 Rt. 31 South, Suite 411, Lebanon, NJ 08833. Information is also available on the Township website at http://www.clintontwpnj.com under "public notices."

All written comments should be submitted to Clinton Township (Attn: Carla Conner, Municipal Clerk, Township of Clinton, 1225 Rt. 31 South, Suite 411, Lebanon, NJ 08833, cconner@clintontwpnj.com, with a copy to the NJDEP Green Acres Program (Attn: Kevin Appelget, P.O. Mail Code 501-01, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625 0420, Kevin.Appelget@dep.nj.gov).

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

Public comment on this proposed change in use will be accepted during the public hearing or until May 12, 2021. Clinton Township may take formal action to approve the proposed change in purpose or use on or after July 27, 2021.

Wednesday
April 28, 2021
7:00 PM

Wednesday
May 12, 2021

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Dial: 1-973-854-6173
Meeting ID: 112 507 9438

To raise hand, dial: *9

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

the Township of Manalapan will hold a virtual hearing concerning its application for a major disposal of property encumbered by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres restrictions located along Route 33 in the Township of Manalapan, Monmouth County, and designated on the Manalapan Township Tax Map as Block 7232, Lot 2.04 (the "Property"). The Property is currently owned by Manalapan Township and is approximately 2.49 acres.

The Township of Manalapan is proposing to subdivide an approximately 1.158 acre portion of the Property and dispose of such portion with a fee simple conveyance to Stavola Asphalt Company. The proposed disposal will yield a significant public benefit by enabling the construction of an inclusionary development, and ensuring that at least 20% of the housing units in the inclusionary development are set aside for low and moderate income households. Specifically, the approximately 1.158 acre parcel will be used to provide a means of access to the inclusionary development, which development is included in Manalapan Township's Fair Share Plan. Without the proposed disposal, the inclusionary development would yield a fewer number of low and moderate income units.

In exchange for the disposal, the Township will receive approximately 4.632 acres of undeveloped land along Woodward Road, which land will be restricted in accordance with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program.

An application for Commissioner and State House Commission approval for the major disposal has been submitted to Green Acres and is available for review at the municipal offices, located at the Manalapan Township Municipal Building, 120 Route 522, Manalapan, NJ 07726, and at the Green Acres offices by appointment (address and e-mail contact below).

A 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: 112 507 9438 at 7:30 p.m. on April 28, 2021. 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. All interested persons may attend remotely and be heard at this meeting.

Written comments may be submitted to the Township of Manalapan until May 12, 2021. Written comments should be sent to Manalapan Townshiip, with a copy to NJDEP Green Acres at the following addresses:

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

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
Mail Code 501-01, P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attn: Jessica Patterson, Monmouth County Steward
or by email to Jessica.Patterson@dep.nj.gov

Wednesday
April 28, 2021
7:30 PM

Wednesday
May 12, 2021

Township of North Bergen
Hudson County
James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park and 43rd Street Park

PUBLIC NOTICE - AVAILABILITY OF PRE-APPLICATION INFORMATION

The Township of North Bergen and the County of Hudson have filed a pre-application with the Green Acres Program seeking the following:

  1. "After the fact" approval for the diversion of approximately 1.339 acres within the James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park (Block 437.02, Lot 1) for the continued occupation by the North Bergen Preschool [Township and County]; and
  2. "After the fact" approval for the diversion of approximately 0.167 acre within North Bergen Township's 43rd Street Park for the continued occupation by the North Bergen EMS South Building (Block 103, Lot 127/1814 43rd Street) [Township only].

A project information page, containing all application information filed by the County and Township, is available here. This pre-application is undergoing review by the Green Acres Program, and the project information page will be updated as new information becomes available.

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PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE

The Township of Brick has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, seeking "after the fact" approval for the diversion/disposal of a total of 2.636 acres of parkland. The diversion/disposal area is part of Michael Milano Park (also known as the Police Athletic League property), is located at 60 Drum Point Road, and is designated for tax purposes as Block 548.01, part of Lots 21 and 23.04. The disposal area (0.172 acre) was conveyed in fee simple to Ocean County in 2002 for road widening purposes as part of the reconstruction of Brick Boulevard from Beaverson Boulevard to Duquesne Boulevard. The diverted area (2.464 acres) was used to construct stormwater management facilities as part of the road project The unauthorized uses were discovered by Green Acres Program staff in 2009 as part of a lease review for the PAL building at Michael Milano Park, at which point the Township began working with the Program to seek NJDEP and State House Commission approval for the diversion/disposal.

As compensation, the Township proposes to dedicate as parkland a 5.272-acre portion of undeveloped land at Beaton Point, located on Beverly Beach Road, within Blocks 1370, Lots 3, 6 and 8. The Township of Brick participated in the acquisition of the replacement parcels along with Ocean County, which owns and manages the parcels. The replacement land is to be held as undeveloped conservation land.

A scoping hearing to obtain public comment on this request has been scheduled in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.8(a).

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Meeting ID: 896 7550 6538
Passcode: 071965

Written comments on the diversion/disposal request may be directed to Vinnie Palmieri at 732-262-1325 at 401 Chambersbridge Road, Brick, NJ 08723 or email vpalmieri@twp.brick.nj.us.

Please send a copy of any comments submitted on this request via email to Mackenzie.Piggott@dep.nj.gov or to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship, Mail Code 501-01, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420 Attn: Mackenzie Piggott. Public comment on this diversion/disposal request will be accepted during the scoping hearing or until April 6, 2021.

Tuesday
March 23, 2021
6:00 pm

April 6, 2021

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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

The New Jersey Trails Council will meet by Microsoft Teams Meeting on March 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Join by Computer through Microsoft Teams or by telephone.

Wednesday
March 3, 2021
10:00 AM

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Pleasantville has filed a request with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program to resolve an after-the-fact diversion of 2.688 acres of parkland in connection with the development of a HUD-funded HOPE VI affordable housing community. The diversion area consists of Block 175, Lots 21.01-21.13; Block 176, Lots 13.01-13.03; and Block 379, Lots 11.01-11.06 along W. Mulberry and Brighton Avenues in the City of Pleasantville. As compensation for the proposed diversion, the City of Pleasantville proposes:

  • The dedication of Block 270, Lot 12.01, consisting of 5.509 acres, for open space; purposes
  • A monetary donation of $73,300 to the Green Acres Program to be added to the Garden State Preservation Trust; and,
  • A monetary donation of $25,000 to the Green Acres Program to be added to the Shade Tree and Community Forest Preservation License Plate Fund.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.11(e), a hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held virtually on March 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of in-person attendance, the public may attend this meeting via Zoom Conferencing and comment during the designated public comment portion in complaint with the Open Public Meetings Act. Members of the public may access the meeting by typing http://zoom.us/j/94003706839 into the web browser. You may also dial in for audio on your mobile phone by calling 1-929-205-6099 and pressing 940 0370 6839# to join.

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

Davinna P. King-Ali, City Clerk
City of Pleasantville
18 N. First Street
Pleasantville, NJ 08232
Or by email to: Dking@pleasantvillenj.us

Jessica Patterson, County Steward
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
Or by email to Jessica.Patterson@dep.nj.gov

All information submitted by the City to the Green Acres Program in support of this requested diversion is available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk and the Pleasantville Branch of the Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Pleasantville, and at the Green Acres Program office, by appointment. (Please email GreenAcres@dep.nj.gov for an appointment as staff is working remotely.)

Public comment on this diversion request will be accepted during the public hearing or until March 29, 2021.

Monday
March 15, 2021
6:00 PM

Monday
March 29, 2021

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Meeting ID Number: 825 5605 1094
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Englewood has filed a request with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to divert 0.485 acres of Block 3402, Lot 1 and Block 3404, Lot 3 in connection with the Jones Road over Route 4 bridge replacement project. As compensation, the City of Englewood will deed restrict as Green Acres encumbered parkland city-owned open space commonly known as Block 3706, Lot 4 on the City of Englewood tax maps.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C.7:36-26.6 (c), the City of Englewood has scheduled a Public Hearing to obtain public comment on this request. The Public Hearing will be held virtually on March 23, 2021 starting at 7:00 PM. All parties are invited to attend and participate and may do so by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82556051094?pwd=Y3ArdUNzSHVxaUY1TUx6cmdsd2twQT09 or by dialing 1 (929) 205-6099 followed by the Meeting ID Number 825 5605 1094 and Meeting Passcode 721134 at 7:00 PM.

All information submitted by the City of Englewood to the Green Acres Program in support of this requested Minor Diversion is available for public inspection via the City of Englewood's municipal web site at www.cityofenglewood.org and at the NJDEP Green Acres Program office, by appointment. (Please email GreenAcres@dep.nj.gov for an appointment as staff is working remotely.)

In addition to oral comments that can be presented during the Public Hearing, written comments may also be submitted to the City of Englewood with a copy to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the addresses listed below. All written comments must be received within two weeks following the virtual Public Hearing or no later than April 6, 2021.

City of Englewood, Sonia Alves-Viveiros, City Manager
2-10 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, New Jersey 07631

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, via email to Maude.Snyder@dep.nj.gov
or to
Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
Mail Code 501-01
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 420, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420
Attn: Bergen County Steward

Tuesday
March 23, 2021
7:00 PM

Tuesday
April 6, 2021

FIRST PUBLIC HEARING

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SECOND PUBLIC HEARING

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 13:1D-51 through -58, the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program and Division of Fish and Wildlife, will hold two public hearings to seek comments on a proposed exchange of property with the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc. in Jackson Township, Ocean County and Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County.

The Club and the NJDEP propose to exchange approximately 86.8 acres of land owned by the Club (Replacement Tract) for approximately 43.05 acres of land owned by the NJDEP (NJDEP Tract). The NJDEP Tract consists of portions of Block 17601, Lots 1, 3, 4, and 7 in Jackson Township, Ocean County. The street address is South Stump Tavern Road. The land is currently part of the Colliers Mills WMA and a portion of it has been affected by the accumulation of lead resulting from the discharge of lead shot at an adjacent shooting range operated by the Club. The proposed exchange of property would remove the affected land from NJDEP ownership and create a buffer area between the range and the WMA to ensure the safety of the public. The Replacement Tract is designated for tax purposes as Block 43, Lot 24 in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County. The street address is Route 539. The land is currently vacant forested land and will be incorporated into the adjacent Pleasant Run Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

A copy of a report analyzing the proposed exchange, including maps and a more detailed description of the proposal, can be accessed below:

FULL REPORT

Report on the Proposed Exchange of Property between NJDEP and Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club in Jackson and Upper Freehold Townships
Prepared by the Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program and Division of Fish and Wildlife, February 2021

FIGURES 1-12

Figures 1 through 12

APPENDICES

Due to the current State of Public Health Emergency, the hearings will be conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams. Members of the public may participate in the hearings via video conference or by telephone using the information provided in the "Location" column of this posting.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:31-1.1, the second public hearing will be conducted jointly by the NJDEP and the State House Commission.

Interested persons may obtain information from Mary Monteschio (contact information below) and may submit written comments to Ms. Monteschio until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 for the first public hearing and 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 29, 2021 for the second public hearing. Given the current State of Public Health Emergency, electronic submissions are preferred. Persons wishing to make oral presentations at either of the public hearings are asked to submit a written copy of their comments for use by the NJDEP and the State House Commission. For comments submitted electronically, please include "Proposed Exchange of Property with CJRPC" in the subject line of the email

Mary Monteschio, Esq., Regulatory Officer
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Fish and Wildlife
Mail Code 501-03
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420
(609) 984-6217*
Mary.Monteschio@dep.nj.gov

*Note: Due to the current State of Public Health Emergency, this telephone will not be answered. Messages will not be returned, however, comments will be recorded if left in voice mail. Please note there is a limit on the length and/or number of voice mail messages the box will hold. Written comments are strongly recommended.

FIRST PUBLIC HEARING

Wednesday
March 31, 2021
6:30 PM

Transcript of March 31, 2021 meeting

 

SECOND PUBLIC HEARING

Thursday
April 15, 2021
3:00 PM

Transcript of April 15,2021 meeting

FIRST PUBLIC HEARING

Wednesday
April 14, 2021
5:00 PM

 

SECOND PUBLIC HEARING

Thursday
April 29, 2021
5:00 PM

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PUBLIC HEARING

The Town of Morristown has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing an amendment to its Recreation and Open Space Inventory (ROSI). The purpose of the amendment is to remove from the ROSI the property identified as Block 2901, Lot 1 on the official tax map of the Town of Morristown and located at 90 Lake Road. It is the Town's claim that this property has never been held for park purposes but rather for solid waste then recycling purposes. Regardless of Green Acres' decision on this matter, the County's Patriot's Path easement will continue to run adjacent to Lake Road.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-25.3(h)2v, a hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held virtually on February 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

The meeting can be accessed by joining:
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or Dial by Phone: 1 646 558 8656, Meeting ID 853 4876 9320, Access Code 677417.

All information submitted by the Town of Morristown to the Green Acres Program in support of this requested ROSI amendment is available for public inspection at the Town of Morristown Municipal Offices, 200 South Street, Morristown, New Jersey 07960 and online at https://townofmorristown.org/.

Written comments on the ROSI amendment request may be directed via Regular Mail to the Town of Morristown Municipal Clerk at 200 South Street, Morristown, New Jersey 07960, or via email to townclerk@townofmorristown.org. Please send a copy of any comments submitted on this request to Nancy Lawrence, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program via email to Nancy.Lawrence@dep.nj.gov.

Public comment on this ROSI amendment request will be accepted during the public hearing or until March 9, 2021. On or after March 9, 2021, the Department of Environmental Protection may take formal action to approve the proposed ROSI amendment request.

Tuesday,
February 23, 2021
6:30 PM

Tuesday,
March 9, 2021

April 20, 2021
Teleconference Call
Dial in access information will be available along with the agenda at www.wprb.nj.gov no later than April 13, 2021.

October 21, 2021
Teleconference Call
Dial in access information will be available along with the agenda at www.wprb.nj.gov no later than October 14, 2021, 2021.

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 2021.

Tuesday,
April 20, 2021
1:00 PM


Thursday,
October 21, 2021
1:00 PM



N/A

Video conference via Zoom:
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Meeting ID:
848 3223 4153

 

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(929)-205-6099

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 approximately 1,000 sq. ft. of Esternay Park (located on Fairmount Avenue and River Road, Block 62.08, Lot 18 on the Chatham Tax Map) and approximately 1,196 sq. ft. of Colony Pool (located at 55 School Avenue, Block 105, Lot 6 on the Chatham Tax Map) in connection with the placement of temporary wireless communications facilities installed by T-Mobile Northeast LLC. Both facilities were removed in 2018.

As compensation for the past diversions, the Township has accepted payment of $217,942.98 from T-Mobile Northeast LLC, to be used to purchase an approximately 0.86-acre portion of Block 62, Lots 93 and 94 in the Township of Chatham. These parcels have been dedicated as open space with Green Acres restrictions placed upon them in perpetuity.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.11(e), a hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held virtually via video conference on:

February 24, 2021at 6:30 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84832234153
The meeting ID is: 848 3223 4153

You may also join via telephone at: (929)-205-6099

All information submitted by Chatham Township to the Green Acres program in support of this requested diversion of parkland is available for public inspection by appointment by contacting the Township Clerk, Gregory J. LaConte, R.M.C. at (973)635-4600 ext. 208 or via email at glaconte@chathamtownship.org, and at The Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928, or by contacting the Green Acres Program offices at Adam.Taylor@dep.nj.gov . Requests to view electronic copies of this information can be directed to the Township Clerk, Gregory J. LaConte.

Public comment on this diversion request will be accepted during the public hearing or by written submission until March 10, 2021. Written comments may be directed to the Chatham Township Clerk with a copy to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses. Due to the remote working arrangements during the current state of public health emergency, email comments are preferred.

Email comments to: glaconte@chathamtownship.org
Or send by mail to:
Gregory J. LaConte, R.M.C., Township of Chatham Clerk
58 Meyersville Road
Chatham, NJ 07928

Email comments to: Adam.Taylor@dep.nj.gov
Or send by mail to:
Adam Taylor
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
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

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
6:30 PM

Wednesday
March 10, 2021

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Dial: 1 (646) 749-3122
Meeting Access Code
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Limited In-Person Attendance:
Kirby Municipal Building
21 Blue Mill Road
New Vernon, NJ 07976

COMBINED PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.11(e), N.J.A.C. 7:36-25.5(a)3, and N.J.S.A. 13:8B-5 , a series of public hearings will be conducted on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:30pm to solicit public comment on the following:

  • The Township of Harding's proposed disposal of 3.52 acres and diversion of 0.63 acre of the Glen Alpin Estate, 685 Mount Kemble Avenue, Harding Township (Block 34, Lot 1).
  • The Harding Land Trust's proposed transfer of its fourteen percent (14%) interest in the Glen Alpin Estate to the Township of Harding.
  • The Township of Harding's proposed transfer of its fifty percent (50%) interest in the Gatehouse property (Block 23, Lot 1, located at 110 Harter Avenue in Harding Township) to Harding Land Trust.
  • The Township of Harding's proposed conveyance of a public access and trail easement on the Glen Alpin Estate to the Morris County Park Commission.
  • The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's proposed transfer of a conservation easement granted by Harding Land Trust from the Glen Alpin Estate to the Gatehouse property.

All hearings are associated with Harding Township's application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Green Acres Program, proposing to dispose of 3.52 acres and divert 0.63 acre of the Glen Alpin Estate. The primary purpose of the proposed diversion and disposal is to ensure the long-term preservation of the historic residence by conveying the disposal area to a private entity with the resources necessary to properly restore and maintain the historic building. The disposal area will be conveyed to a private entity in fee, and the diversion area will be used for access and utility easements to serve the redevelopment of the disposal area. As compensation for the 4.15 acres proposed for diversion/disposal, Harding Township intends to or has already acquired the following replacement properties within Harding Township: Block 8, Lot 5.01 (known as the Culbertson property) and Block 46, Lot 13.03 (known as the NJDOT property). These lands total 18 acres and are contiguous to existing preserved open space parcels.

The Glen Alpin Estate is also subject to a conservation easement granted to the NJDEP by the Township of Harding and Harding Land Trust on October 19, 2004 as a condition of Green Acres nonprofit acquisition funding awarded to Harding Land Trust for the purchase of a fourteen percent (14%) undivided interest in the Estate. The Township and Harding Land Trust have agreed to exchange the Land Trust's partial interest in the Glen Alpin Estate for the Township's fifty percent (50%) interest in the Gatehouse Property). As a result, the NJDEP wishes to transfer the Green Acres nonprofit funding easement from the Glen Alpin Estate to the Gatehouse property. The portion of the Glen Alpin property that will continue to be owned by the Township following the proposed disposal was also purchased with Green Acres funds and will continue to be encumbered with Green Acres restrictions.

All notices and documents related to these hearings are available under the Quick Links tab entitled "Glen Alpin Disposal/Diversion Application - Green Acres" at: http://www.hardingnj.org/

The public hearings will be held virtually via video conference, by phone, and with limited in-person attendance pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:39-1 (effective on September 23, 2020) on:

January 28, 2021 at 7:30pm
By Computer:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/281308229
By Phone:
1 (646) 749-3122 / Access Code: 281-308-229

Limited In-Person Attendance:
Kirby Municipal Building
21 Blue Mill Road
New Vernon, NJ 07976

If you would like to participate in the meeting in person, pre-registration is required by contacting the Municipal Clerk by email at lsharp@hardingnj.org or by phone at (973) 267-8000, extension 1968. In the event of a snowstorm, an announcement will be made prior to the hearing on Harding Township's website at http://www.hardingnj.org/ under the Quick Links tab entitled "Glen Alpin Disposal/Diversion Application - Green Acres". If the hearing is postponed due to a snowstorm, the snow date for the hearing will be February 4, 2021. In the event of a snowstorm, the public may attend the February 4, 2021 meeting: (1) by computer at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/708223221; (2) by phone at 1 (872) 240-3212 / Access Code: 708-223-221; or (3) in-person at the Kirby Municipal Building.

The application and documents related to the proposed diversion/disposal and the proposed transfers are available for in-person review at the Kirby Municipal Building and the Kemmerer Public Library by contacting the Municipal Clerk by email at lsharp@hardingnj.org or by phone at (973) 267-8000, extension 1968, or by contacting the Green Acres Program offices at Adam.Taylor@dep.nj.gov.

All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the hearing. Written comments may be directed to the Harding Township Municipal Clerk with a copy to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses by February 12, 2021. Due to the remote working arrangements during the current state of public health emergency, email comments are preferred.

Email comments to: lsharp@hardingnj.org
Or send by mail to:
Harding Township Municipal Clerk
P.O. Box 666
21 Blue Mill Road
New Vernon, NJ 07976

Email comments to: Adam.Taylor@dep.nj.gov
Or send by mail to:
Adam Taylor
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
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

Public comment on the Township's application and the proposed transfers will be accepted during the hearing or by written submission until February 12, 2021. In the event of a snowstorm postponing the hearing, written public comment will be accepted until February 19, 2021.

Thursday,
January 28, 2021
7:30 PM
Friday,
February 12, 2021

Webex Meeting

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Meeting Access Code
132 702 7120

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To join by telephone:

Dial: 1-408-418-9388

Meeting Access Code
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If technical difficulties with Webex occur and the meeting can't be held via Webex, it will be held via teleconference:
Dial: 1-866-305-0232
Guest Passcode: 702075

PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING

The Morris County Park Commission has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing the disposal of approximately 6.5 acres of undeveloped parkland located at 39 Parsippany Road, Hanover, N.J. and identified as Block 4301/Lot 6 on the official tax map of the Township of Hanover County of Morris, State of New Jersey.

The proposed disposal is in connection with the private redevelopment of properties identified as Block 3801/Lot 2 and Block 4101/Lots 1 and 23 on the official Tax Map of the Township of Hanover. The redevelopment project will provide for affordable housing to satisfy a portion of Hanover Township's constitutional affordable housing obligation, and would facilitate construction of Patriots's Path through Block 3801/Lot 2 and Block 4301/Lot 6 in Hanover Township. Compensation for the disposal of the subject parcel of land is anticipated to be provided by way of eligible replacement land, dedicated funds for the acquisition of land for recreation and conservation purposes, or other monetary compensation pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.1(d)(3).

More information regarding the disposal of parkland and the redevelopment project can be found at https://www.morrisparks.net/ScopingHearing.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.8(a), a Scoping Hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held virtually on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting can be accessed by joining:
Webex Meeting: https://signin.webex.com/join, Meeting Access Code: 132 702 7120, Password: MCPC2021 or
Dial By Phone: 1-408-418-9388, Meeting Access Code-132 702 7120.

In the event of technical difficulties with Webex or if the meeting is not able to be held via Webex the meeting will be held via teleconference call by calling, Phone Number: 1-866-305-0232, Guest Passcode: 702075

All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the scoping hearing. Written comments may be directed to the Morris County Park Commission with a copy to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses by February 9, 2021. Due to the remote working arrangements during the current state of public health emergency, email comments are preferred.

Email comments to: ScopingHearing@morrisparks.net
Or send by mail to:
Patriots' Path Major Disposal Application
Morris County Park Commission
300 Mendham Road
P.O. Box 1295
Morris Township, NJ 07962

Email comments to: Adam.Taylor@dep.nj.gov
Or send by mail to:
Adam Taylor
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
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

Public comment on this disposal request will be accepted during the scoping hearing or until February 9, 2021.

Please direct any questions to David Helmer, Executive Director of the Morris County Parks Commission at (973) 326-7610, or by email at dhelmer@morrisparks.net

 

Monday,
January 25, 2021
6:00 PM
Tuesday,
February 9, 2021

Webex Video Meeting

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Access code: 173 718 2312

NOTICE OF VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING

The Township of Franklin (located in Somerset County, New Jersey) is proposing a Change in Use of approximately 24.63 acres of the Township-owned property located at the intersection of New Brunswick Road and Willow Avenue (Block 424.12 - Lot 64.01) from a natural state with a primary use of deer management to an Intergenerational Park. The proposed Change in Use will improve the existing, wooded property by adding playground and fitness equipment that can be used by people of all ages and abilities. Benches, shaded areas, a small loop-trail with ADA-compliant surfaces, fencing, extended vehicular and pedestrian access, and parking is proposed.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C 7:36-25.6(a)1, a hearing to obtain public comment on this proposed Change in Use will be held VIRTUALLY on: January 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

All interested persons may attend remotely and be heard. In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A 10:4-6 et seq., and in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Public Hearing will be held virtually only, and can be accessed through a WebEx video meeting at:

https://franklintwpnj.webex.com/franklintwpnj/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8c32a297843ab7310590158f4bcb3900

Dial-In Information: 1-408-418-9388
Access code: 173 718 2312

All information regarding the proposed Change in Use is available for public inspection by appointment at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873, and online at: https://www.franklintwpnj.org/government/township-council/upcoming-meetings and at www.nj.gov/dep/greenacres/notices.html

Written comments on the proposed Change in Use should be directed to the Franklin Township Manager, with a copy to the NJDEP Green Acres Program at the following addresses by January 27, 2021. Due to the remote working arrangements during the current state of public health emergency, email comments are preferred.

Email comments to: Bob.Vornlocker@franklinnj.gov
Or send by mail to
Bob Vornlocker, Township Manager
Township of Franklin
475 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873

Email comments to: Jessica.Patterson@dep.nj.gov Or send by mail to
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Green Acres Program
Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
Mail Code 501-01
501 East State Street
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Attention: Jessica Patterson, Somerset County Steward

Tuesday,
January 12, 2021
7:00 PM

Wednesday,
January 27, 2021

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