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5/23/2016 - PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE - JUNE 22, 2016

PUBLIC SCOPING HEARING NOTICE

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Township of Medford has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”), Green Acres Program, proposing to legalize the unauthorized disposal of 1.199 acres of Township owned parkland.  As such, the Township is required to submit for an “after the fact” major disposal application in order to legalize the removal of the parkland acreage from its ROSI.  In accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.10, the Township will be offering, as compensation for said disposal, additional, newly-acquired land, the same which is designated as Block 6801, Lot 6, and Block 6802, Lot 7, on the Tax Map of Medford Township.  Said land will be used for recreational and open space purposes, in accordance with the Green Acres Rules. 

By way of background, the Township of Medford had previously listed on its Recreation and Open Space Inventory (“ROSI”) “Block 704-718, Lots- Various” as containing “25 +/- acres.” However, an itemized accounting of said parkland was not provided.  Since that time, the Township of Medford has mapped out the parkland using New Jersey’s Geographical Information System in order to determine the specific parcels that were disposed of and which shall remain on its ROSI. 

The parcels which were disposed of by the Township of Medford, having a total acreage of 1.199 acres, are as follows:

 

BLOCK

LOT(S)

DISPOSAL DATE

ACREAGE

707

5

November 24, 2009

0.07

707

10

October 6, 2006

0.48

714

6.01 (F/K/A Lot 5)

October 25, 2003

0.11

715

3

March 25, 2003

0.37

715

8

May 30, 2007

0.169

 

The parcels which shall be listed on the Township of Medford’s ROSI, having a total acreage of 22.55 acres, are as follows:

 

BLOCK

LOT(S)

ACREAGE

701

3 and 4

1.08

704

1, 3.01, 3.02, and 3.03

3.71

705

1

2.9

706

1.03, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

0.56

707

1, 7, 8, 11, 12, and 14

1.79

709

1.01, 1.02, and 2

0.63

710

1

0.39

712

1, 3, and 7

1.03

714

1 and 4

2.34

720

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, and 12

8.12

 

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. § 7:36-26.8(a), a scoping hearing to obtain public comment on this matter will be held at:

Public Safety Building Courtroom 
91 Union Street, Medford, New Jersey 08055 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
6:00 p.m.

All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the scoping hearing.  Written comments on the disposal request may be directed to Prime Law, Medford Township Attorney, Attention: Sara R. Szymborski, Esq., 307 Fellowship Road, Suite 207, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054.  Please send a copy of any comments submitted on this request to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, 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.

Public comment on this disposal request will be accepted during the scoping hearing or until July 6, 2016, at 6:00 P.M.

 

 

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