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Hearing Date
End Comment Period
Robbinsville Township Municipal Building
2298 Route 33
Robbinsville, NJ 08691

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

the Township of Robbinsville is proposing to change the purpose or use of approximately 38 acres of 152.6 acres of Block 5, Lot 1 (Thompson/Princeton Research Lands) from farmland to outdoor athletic fields.

The Township of Robbinsville proposes to convert this farmland, located adjacent to school property, and lease this converted property to the Robbinsville Board of Education for the phased construction of athletic fields for use by the Board of Education and the general public.

Please click the link in the Hearing Date column for the full Public Notice, including addresses where written comments should be sent.

Thursday
June 9, 2022
6 p.m.

Thursday
June 23, 2022

Zoom Meeting

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Dial in number (audio only): (646) 558-8656
Webinar ID: 899 5106 8177
Passcode: 664848

PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE

The City of Hoboken has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Green Acres Program, proposing the permanent underground diversion of approximately 0.426 acres of parkland in the City of Hoboken's 1600 Park (Block 256, Lot 1.01 in the City of Hoboken; Block 11, Lots 1 and 2 in the Township of Weehawken) and approximately 2.986 acres of parkland in the City of Hoboken's Harborside Park (also referred to as Cove Park located on Block 265, Lot 1; Block 267, Lot 1; Block 269.04, Lot 1) for permanent subsurface easements totaling approximately 3.412 acres for the Hudson Tunnel Project.

No surface work will be undertaken at these parks.Tunneling activities will be approximately 90 feet below the surface in this area.

The proposed diversions would allow for the construction and operation of the Hudson Tunnel Project. The purpose of the Hudson Tunnel Project is to preserve the current functionality of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor (NEC) service and NJ TRANSIT's commuter rail service between New Jersey and Pennsylvania Station New York (PSNY) by repairing the deteriorating North River Tunnel; and to strengthen the NEC's resiliency to support reliable service by providing redundant capability under the Hudson River for Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT NEC trains between New Jersey and the existing PSNY. These improvements must be achieved while maintaining uninterrupted commuter and intercity rail service and by optimizing the use of existing infrastructure.

Please click the link in the Hearing Date column for the full Public Notice, including addresses where written comments should be sent.

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Thursday
June 2, 2022
7 p.m.

Thursday
June 16, 2022

City of Hackensack Municipal Building
65 Central Avenue
3rd Floor Council Chambers
Hackensack, NJ 07601

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Hackensack is proposing to change the purpose or use of 4.3 acres of the 18.32-acre Johnson Park, located at 490 River Street (Block 404, Lot 1 and Block 500, Lot 98) in the City of Hackensack, Bergen County, from outdoor and open parkland to a sports and services facility to include multiple soccer fields, indoor walking track, wrestling practice area, exercise spaces, a new outdoor volleyball court and bleacher seating, and new parking lots.

All information regarding the proposed change in purpose or use is available for public inspection at the Hackensack City Clerk's Office at 65 Central Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey or on the City's website (http://www.hackensack.org).

Please click the link in the Hearing Date column for the full Public Notice, including addresses where written comments should be sent.

Tuesday
May 10, 2022
7 p.m.

Tuesday
May 24, 2022

Monmouth County
Mosquito Control Meeting Room
1901 Wayside Road
Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07724

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The County of Monmouth will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Monmouth County Mosquito Control Meeting Room, 1901 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07724 for a request for approval from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program for an Amendment to its Recreation and Open Space Inventory ("ROSI") to decrease the total square foot area/acreage by removing 3,719+/- square feet (0.085+/- acres) from a 88,551.461+/- square foot (2.033+/- acre) parcel located in the Borough of Tinton Falls, Monmouth County, New Jersey. The property is identified as Block 60.01, Lot 3.01 on the Borough of Tinton Falls Tax Map and is located adjacent to the Swimming River and Monmouth County Bridge S-14 to the north, and County Route 50 (Swimming River Road) ("CR 50") to the west, at the northerly boundary of Tinton Falls that adjoins the southerly boundary of the Township of Middletown and the northeasterly boundary of Colts Neck.

This request for a ROSI amendment is made to designate 3,719 +/- square feet (0.085 +/- acre) to be added to the future width of CR 50 according to formal Resolutions and directives issued by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders for Monmouth County's Road Plan for CR 50 prior to the County's acquiring the property. The property was acquired after the County's Road Plan was adopted and approved. In essence, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-25.3(f)(2)(ii), Monmouth County took formal action prior to purchasing this property that required the road to be widened according to the County's adopted Road Plan, rather than it being encumbered by the ROSI, and it was a bona fide error or bona fide inaccuracy for 3,719+/- square feet of the property not to have been dedicated to future road widening for CR 50.

Please click the link in the Hearing Date column for the full Public Notice, including addresses where written comments should be sent.

Wednesday
June 1, 2022
6 p.m.

Wednesday
June 15, 2022

Toms River Town Hall, Main Level
Lomell Room
33 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Township of Toms River, in the County of Ocean, New Jersey has filed a request with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program (DEP), proposing an amendment to its Recreation Open Space Inventory (ROSI) by removing property located in the Township of Toms River and identified as Block 668, Lot 9 on the tax map of the Township (Property) and correcting the acreage listed on the ROSI in connection with Block 668.

The Property is a 0.779-acre parcel located on East Water Street. The Property is a parking lot which was erroneously listed on the ROSI. The Property was not acquired for, nor used for, recreation or conservation purposes.

Please click the link in the Hearing Date column for the full Public Notice, including addresses where written comments should be sent.

Thursday
May 26, 2022
5 p.m.

Thursday
June 9, 2022

City of Cape May City Hall Auditorium
643 Washington Street
Cape May, New Jersey 08204

PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE

The City of Cape May has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ("Department"), Green Acres Program proposing to dispose of 0.14 +/- acre of parkland, which is located along St. John Street, near the intersection of St. John Street and Lafayette Street, and identified as Block 1061, Lots 44 and 47 of the Official Tax Maps of the City of Cape May (the "Existing Parkland") in connection with the proposed relocation of the City's police station and development of a new police station facility on site. The Existing Parkland is located within a designated Overburdened Community and in accordance with Executive Order 23, the Department will be taking Environmental Justice issues into consideration when evaluating the proposed disposal application to the extent not inconsistent with law.

As compensation for the proposed disposal, the City proposes to dedicate as parkland approximately 4.86 +/- acres of City-owned land, commonly known as the Sewell Tract, and identified as Block 1163, Lot 7; Block 1164, Lot 6; Block 1165, Lots 1 and 6; and, Block 1167, Lot 2; Block 1168, Lot 2 on the Official Tax Maps of the City of Cape May and commonly referred to as the Sewell Tract ("Replacement Land"). The proposed Replacement Land is subject to determination of eligibility as replacement land by the Green Acres Program, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.10(d)2. The proposed disposal of the Existing Parkland will allow for the potential development of a new police station facility, while creating a larger park area with the Replacement Land.

Please click the link in the Hearing Date column for the full Public Notice, including addresses where written comments should be sent.

Monday,
April 18, 2022
6 p.m.

Monday
May 2, 2022

Microsoft Teams Meeting

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Dial In Number (audio only) 1-646-838-1522
Conference ID: 424 727 34#

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Essex County will hold a virtual public hearing to obtain comments regarding its application to the NJDEP Green Acres Program, for the proposed minor diversion of parkland it owns in the Township of Millburn. This application is subject to NJDEP Commissioner and State House Commission approval and is available for review at the Essex County Clerk's Office (495 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ), Millburn Municipal Clerk's Office (375 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ), Millburn Free Public Library (200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ) and at the NJDEP Green Acres Program offices (401 East State Street, 7th Floor, Trenton, NJ).

The proposed parkland diversion would involve the granting of a permanent, subsurface easement from Essex County of the Township of Orange related to the replacement and relocation of a 20-inch water transmission main owned by the Township of Orange and operated by Suez Water along Glen Avenue in the Township of Millburn. The proposed project would cross through Block 5503, Lot 1 which is located in the Township of Millburn and owned by Essex County. The parcel is part of Essex County's South Mountain Reservation and is encumbered by Green Acres Program's regulations. The proposed easement area would be limited to 0.11 acre within South Mountain Reservation parallel to the Glen Avenue Bridge. In accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.5(a(1)), Essex County will remit to Green Acres $104,082.05 for deposit in the Garden State Preservation Trust Fund as compensation for the land diversion and $198,465.00 for deposit in the Shade Tree and Community Forest Preservation License Plate Fund as tree compensation.

Please click the link in the Hearing Date column for the full Public Notice, including how to join the meeting and addresses where written comments should be sent.

Monday,
April 4, 2022
6 p.m.

Monday
April 18, 2022

Zoom Meeting

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86987122568?pwd=YkdUeS9PMldOeHZQdjI2bTZELzV4Zz09

To join by Telephone (Audio Only)

Dial (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 869 8712 2568
Passcode: 621901

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 0.291 acres (12,676 square feet) of land for permanent easement within the Scotts Corner Preservation Area, located within a portion of Block 2, Lot 2.042, in South Brunswick Township, near Rowland Road and Broadway Road. The minor diversion is for a permanent easement for the construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of new public water supply well, well house, and distribution connections. The compensation for the proposed diversion is replacement land. The Township of South Brunswick proposes to acquire 11.010 acres of land (Block 1, Lots 3.01 and 4.01) adjacent to Rowland Park, which will be dedicated to conservation and/or recreation purposes.

Information in support of this requested minor diversion of the Scotts Corner Conservation Area is available for public inspection on the following Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation website page:
https://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/government/departments/department-of-infrastructure-management/office-of-parks-and-recreation

Please click the link in the Hearing Date column for the full Public Notice, including addresses where written comments should be sent.

Wednesday,
March 23, 2022
6 p.m.

Thursday
April 7, 2022

Zoom Meeting

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OR
Link https://zoom.us/join
Webinar ID 839 0668 9957
Passcode 349434

To join by Telephone

Dial In Number 646-558-8656
Webinar ID 839 0668 9957
Passcode 349434

PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE

A Public Scoping hearing will be held regarding a proposed diversion of approximately an +/- 0.838-acre portion of Ocean City-owned parkland. The affected properties owned by the City are as follows:

  1. Block 611.11, Lots 137 and 145 - Beach lots at the end of 35th Street
  2. Block 3500, Lot 1 (Including riparian grant) - Beach lot south of Block 611.11, Lot 137
  3. Block 3350.01, Lot 17 - North of Roosevelt Boulevard Bridge

Ocean Wind has filed a petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) pursuant to N.J.S.A. 48:3-87.1(f)(2) to acquire, among other things, permanent rights of way and easements needed to install an underground cable in connection with its proposed Ocean Wind Offshore Wind Farm Project (Project). Once complete, the Project will fulfill the requirements of the State's Offshore Wind Economic Development Act, which mandates the development of a minimum of 1,100 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind resources. The Project will also contribute to meeting the goals of both Executive Order 8 (2018), which set a goal of 3,500 MW of renewable energy by 2030, and Executive Order 92, which in November 2019 increased the goal to 7,500 MW by 2035. Additional information about the Project may be found at: https://OceanWind.com.

The lands listed above are encumbered by State of New Jersey Green Acres restrictions. Based on the filing of the BPU petition, an application for the major diversion of said lands may be submitted by Ocean Wind to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, for approval by the Department's Commissioner and by the State House Commission. A public scoping hearing is required by Green Acres' regulations prior to the submission of any formal application for the diversion of parkland.

Please click the link in the Hearing Date column for the full Public Notice, including how to sign up to comment during the meeting and addresses where written comments should be sent.

Monday,
March 7, 2022
7 p.m.

Monday
March 21, 2022

Teleconference Call

Dial In Number 888-204-5984
Participant Number - 1936309

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The agenda for the Watershed Property Review Board meeting on February 24, 2022 is now available. The public is invited to attend by teleconference. Please click the link in the Hearing Date column for the full Public Notice, including agenda and dial-in information to attend this virtual meeting.

Thursday,
February 24, 2022
11:30 a.m.

Ridgewood Municipal Building
131 N. Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE

The Village of Ridgewood has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to legalize an after-the-fact diversion of roughly 100 square feet of Maple and Graydon Parks (Block 3209, Lots 1 and 3; 259 N. Maple Avenue and 200 Northern Pkwy.) in connection with the past installation of a wellhead necessary for the continued functioning of the Village's water system. Additionally, Ridgewood requested a 0.029-acre subsurface diversion to allow for the connection of the new well to the existing water lines.

Please click the link in the Hearing Date column for the full Public Notice, including addresses where written comments should be sent.

Wednesday,
March 23, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Wednesday
April 6, 2022

February 24, 2022
Teleconference Call
Dial in access information will be available along with the agenda at www.wprb.nj.gov no later than February 17, 2022.

October 27, 2021
Teleconference Call
Dial in access information will be available along with the agenda at www.wprb.nj.gov no later than October 20, 2022022.

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 2022.

Thursday,
February 24, 2022
11:30 a.m.


Thursday,
October 27, 2022
1 p.m.



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