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P.L. 2008, CHAPTER 3, approved March 26, 2008

Senate, No. 795

 

 


An Act appropriating $33,000,000 from the “Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund” for the acquisition of lands by the State for recreation and conservation purposes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.  a.  There is appropriated from the “Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund” established pursuant to section 19 of P.L.1999, c.152 (C.13:8C-19), to the Department of Environmental Protection the sum of $33,000,000 for the acquisition of lands by the State for recreation and conservation purposes.  This sum shall be allocated as follows:

 

Project                                   County                   Municipality                               Amount

 

(1) CAPE MAY PENINSULA                                                                            $3,000,000

 

      Cape May Peninsula

 

                                                Cape May              Cape May City

                                                                                Cape May Point Boro

                                                                                Dennis Twp

                                                                                Lower Twp

                                                                                Middle Twp

                                                                                Ocean City

                                                                                Sea Isle City

                                                                                Upper Twp

                                                                                West Cape May Boro

                                                                                Woodbine Boro

 

(2) CROSSROADS OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION                   4,000,000

 

      Princeton Battlefield to Monmouth

 

                                                Mercer                   East Windsor Twp

                                                                                Ewing Twp

                                                                                Hamilton Twp

                                                                                Hightstown Boro

                                                                                Lawrence Twp

                                                                                Robbinsville Twp

                                                                                West Windsor Twp

 

                                                Middlesex              Cranbury Twp

                                                                                Monroe Twp

                                                                                Plainsboro Twp

                                                                                South Brunswick Twp

 

                                                Monmouth            Allentown Boro

                                                                                Englishtown Boro

                                                                                Freehold Twp

                                                                                Manalapan Twp

                                                                                Marlboro Twp

                                                                                Millstone Twp

                                                                                Roosevelt Boro

                                                                                Upper Freehold Twp

 

 

      Princeton to Morristown

 

                                                Hunterdon             Delaware Twp

                                                                                East Amwell Twp

                                                                                Flemington Boro

                                                                                Franklin Twp

                                                                                Frenchtown Boro

                                                                                Kingwood Twp

                                                                                Lambertville City

                                                                                Raritan Twp

                                                                                Readington Twp

                                                                                Stockton Boro

 

                                                Morris                    Chatham Boro

                                                                                Chatham Twp

                                                                                Chester Boro

                                                                                Harding Twp

                                                                                Long Hill Twp

                                                                                Madison Boro

                                                                                Mendham Boro

                                                                                Mendam Twp

                                                                                Morris Plains Boro

                                                                                Morris Twp

                                                                                Morristown Town

                                                                                Randolph Twp

 

                                                Somerset                Bedminster Twp

                                                                                Bernards Twp

                                                                                Bernardsville Boro

                                                                                Bound Brook Boro

                                                                                Branchburg Twp

                                                                                Bridgewater Twp

                                                                                Far Hills Boro

                                                                                Franklin Twp

                                                                                Green Brook Twp

                                                                                Hillsborough Twp

                                                                                Manville Boro

                                                                                Millstone Boro

                                                                                Montgomery Twp

                                                                                North Plainfield Boro

                                                                                Peapack-Gladstone Boro

                                                                                Raritan Boro

                                                                                Rocky Hill Boro

                                                                                Somerville Boro

                                                                                South Bound Brook Boro

                                                                                Warren Twp

                                                                                Watchung Boro


Washington Crossing to Princeton Battlefield

 

                                                Hunterdon             East Amwell Twp

                                                                                West Amwell Twp

 

                                                Mercer                   Hopewell Boro

                                                                                Hopewell Twp

                                                                                Pennington Boro

                                                                                Princeton Twp

                                                                                Trenton City

 

(3) DELAWARE & RARITAN CANAL GREENWAY                                   1,000,000

 

                                                Hunterdon             Delaware Twp

                                                                                Kingwood Twp

                                                                                Lambertville City

                                                                                Stockton Boro

                                                                                West Amwell Twp

 

                                                Mercer                   Ewing Twp

                                                                                Hamilton Twp

                                                                                Hopewell Twp

                                                                                Lawrence Twp

                                                                                Princeton Twp

                                                                                Trenton City

 

                                                Middlesex              New Brunswick City

                                                                                Plainsboro Twp

                                                                                South Brunswick Twp

 

                                                Somerset                Franklin Twp

 

(4) DELAWARE BAY WATERSHED GREENWAY                   4,000,000

 

      Alloways Creek Greenway

 

                                                Salem                      Alloway Twp

                                                                                Elsinboro Twp

                                                                                Lower Alloways Creek Twp

                                                                                Pilesgrove Twp

                                                                                Quinton Twp

                                                                                Upper Pittsgrove Twp

 

      Cape May Tributaries

 

                                                Cape May              Dennis Twp

                                                                                Lower Twp

                                                                                Middle Twp

                                                                                Upper Twp

 

      Cohansey River Greenway

 

                                                Cumberland           Bridgeton City

                                                                                Fairfield Twp

                                                                                Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Hopewell Twp

                                                                                Lawrence Twp

                                                                                Shiloh Boro

                                                                                Upper Deerfield Twp

 

                                                Salem                      Alloway Twp

 

      Dividing/ Nantuxent/ Cedar/ Back Creeks Greenway

 

                                                Cumberland           Commercial Twp

                                                                                Downe Twp

                                                                                Fairfield Twp

                                                                                Lawrence Twp

 

 

      Maurice River Greenway

 

                                                Atlantic                  Buena Boro

                                                                                Buena Vista Twp

 

                                                Cape May              Dennis Twp

 

                                                Cumberland           Commercial Twp

                                                                                Deerfield Twp

                                                                                Maurice River Twp

                                                                                Millville City

                                                                                Vineland City

 

                                                Gloucester             Clayton Boro

                                                                                Elk Twp

                                                                                Franklin Twp

                                                                                Glassboro Boro

                                                                                Monroe Twp

                                                                                Newfield Boro

 

                                                Salem                      Elmer Boro

                                                                                Pittsgrove Twp

                                                                                Upper Pittsgrove Twp

 

      Salem River/ Mannington Greenway

 

                                                Salem                      Carneys Point Twp

                                                                                Elsinboro Twp

                                                                                Mannington Twp

                                                                                Oldmans Twp

                                                                                Pennsville Twp

                                                                                Pilesgrove Twp

                                                                                Upper Pittsgrove Twp

                                                                                Woodstown Boro

 

      Stow Creek Greenway

 

                                                Cumberland           Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Stow Creek Twp

 

                                                Salem                      Alloway Twp

                                                                                Lower Alloways Creek Twp

                                                                                Quinton Twp

 

(5) DELAWARE RIVER WATERSHED GREENWAY                                    4,000,000


      Assinkunk Creek Watershed

 

                                                Burlington             Mansfield Twp

      Big Timber Creek

 

                                                Camden                  Clementon Boro

                                                                                Gloucester Twp

                                                                                Lindenwold Boro

                                                                                Pine Hill Boro

 

                                                Gloucester             Deptford Twp

                                                                                Westville Boro

 

      Cooper River Greenway

 

                                                Camden                  Berlin Twp

                                                                                Camden City

                                                                                Gibbsboro Boro

                                                                                Haddon Twp

                                                                                Lindenwold Boro

                                                                                Voorhees Twp

 

      Crosswicks Creek Watershed

 

                                                Burlington             Bordentown City

                                                                                Bordentown Twp

                                                                                Chesterfield Twp

                                                                                Mansfield Twp

                                                                                North Hanover Twp

 

                                                Mercer                   Hamilton Twp

                                                                                Robbinsville Twp

                                                                                Trenton City

                                                                               

                                                Monmouth            Allentown Boro

                                                                                Millstone Twp

                                                                                Upper Freehold Twp

 

                                                Ocean                     Jackson Twp

                                                                                Plumsted Twp

 

      Delaware River Bluffs

 

                                                Hunterdon             Delaware Twp

                                                                                Frenchtown Boro

                                                                                Kingwood Twp

                                                                                Lambertville City

                                                                                Stockton Boro

                                                                                West Amwell Twp

 

                                                Mercer                   Ewing Twp

                                                                                Hopewell Twp

 

      Nishisakawick Greenway

 

                                                Hunterdon             Alexandria Twp

                                                                                Delaware Twp

                                                                                Frenchtown Boro

                                                                                Kingwood Twp

 

      Oldmans Creek Greenway

 

                                                Gloucester             Logan Twp

                                                                                South Harrison Twp

                                                                                Woolwich Twp

                                                Salem                      Oldmans Twp

                                                                                Pilesgrove Twp

                                                                                Upper Pittsgrove Twp

 

      Raccoon Creek Greenway

 

                                                Gloucester             East Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Elk Twp

                                                                                Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Harrison Twp

                                                                                Logan Twp

                                                                                Woolwich Twp

 

      Rancocas Creek Greenway

 

                                                Burlington             Cinnaminson Twp

                                                                                Delanco Twp

                                                                                Delran Twp

                                                                                Eastampton Twp

                                                                                Hainesport Twp

                                                                                Lumberton Twp

                                                                                Medford Twp

                                                                                Moorestown Twp

                                                                                Mount Holly Twp

                                                                                Mount Laurel Twp

                                                                                Pemberton Twp

                                                                                Riverside Twp

                                                                                Southampton Twp

                                                                                Springfield Twp

                                                                                Westampton Twp

                                                                                Willingboro Twp

 

      Trenton / Hamilton Marsh

 

                                                Burlington             Bordentown Twp

                                                                                Chesterfield Twp

 

                                                Mercer                   Hamilton Twp

                                                                                Trenton City

 

      Woodbury Creek Watershed

 

                                                Gloucester             National Park Boro

                                                                                West Deptford Twp

 

(6) HIGHLANDS GREENWAY                                                                          6,000,000

 

                                                Bergen                   Mahwah Twp

                                                                                Oakland Boro

 

                                                Hunterdon             Alexandria Twp

                                                                                Bethlehem Twp

                                                                                Bloomsbury Boro

                                                                                Califon Boro

                                                                                Clinton Town

                                                                                Clinton Twp

                                                                                Glen Gardner Boro

                                                                                Hampton Boro

                                                                                High Bridge Boro

                                                                                Holland Twp

                                                                                Lebanon Boro

                                                                                Lebanon Twp

                                                                                Milford Boro

                                                                                Tewksbury Twp

                                                                                Union Twp

 

                                                Morris                    Boonton Town

                                                                                Boonton Twp

                                                                                Butler Boro

                                                                                Chester Boro

                                                                                Chester Twp

                                                                                Denville Twp

                                                                                Dover Town

                                                                                Hanover Twp

                                                                                Harding Twp

                                                                                Jefferson Twp

                                                                                Kinnelon Boro

                                                                                Mendham Boro

                                                                                Mendham Twp

                                                                                Mine Hill Twp

                                                                                Montville Twp

                                                                                Morris Plains Boro

                                                                                Morris Twp

                                                                                Morristown Town

                                                                                Mount Arlington Boro

                                                                                Mount Olive Twp

                                                                                Mountain Lakes Boro

                                                                                Netcong Boro

                                                                                Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp

                                                                                Pequannock Twp

                                                                                Randolph Twp

                                                                                Riverdale Boro

                                                                                Rockaway Boro

                                                                                Rockaway Twp

                                                                                Roxbury Twp

                                                                                Victory Gardens Boro

                                                                                Washington Twp

                                                                                Wharton Boro

 

                                                Passaic                   Bloomingdale Boro

                                                                                Pompton Lakes Boro

                                                                                Ringwood Boro

                                                                                Wanaque Boro

                                                                                West Milford Twp

 

                                                Somerset                Bedminster Twp

                                                                                Bernards Twp

                                                                                Bernardsville Boro

                                                                                Far Hills Boro

                                                                                Peapack-GladstoneBoro

 

                                                Sussex                    Byram Twp

                                                                                Franklin Boro

                                                                                Green Twp

                                                                                Hamburg Boro

                                                                                Hardyston Twp

                                                                                Hopatcong Boro

                                                                                Ogdensburg Boro

                                                                                Sparta Twp

                                                                                Stanhope Boro

                                                                                Vernon Twp

 

                                                Warren                   Allamuchy Twp

                                                                                Alpha Boro

                                                                                Belvidere Town

                                                                                Franklin Twp

                                                                                Frelinghuysen Twp

                                                                                Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Hackettstown Town

                                                                                Harmony Twp

                                                                                Hope Twp

                                                                                Independence Twp

                                                                                Liberty Twp

                                                                                Lopatcong Twp

                                                                                Mansfield Twp

                                                                                Oxford Twp

                                                                                Phillipsburg Town

                                                                                Pohatcong Twp

                                                                                Washington Boro

                                                                                Washington Twp

                                                                                White Twp

 

(7) NON-PROFIT CAMPS                                                               1,000,000

 

      Youth Camps

 

                                                Bergen                   Mahwah Twp

 

                                                Burlington             Evesham Twp

                                                                                Medford Twp

                                                                                Tabernacle Twp

 

                                                Cumberland           Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Hopewell Twp

 

                                                Gloucester             Franklin Twp

 

                                                Hunterdon             East Amwell Twp

                                                                                Readington Twp

 

                                                Monmouth            Wall Twp

 

                                                Morris                    Kinnelon Boro

                                                                                Rockaway Boro

 

                                                Ocean                     Ocean Twp


                                                Passaic                   Ringwood Boro

                                                                                West Milford Twp

 

                                                Salem                      Alloway Twp

 

                                                Somerset                Franklin Twp

                                                Sussex                    Byram Twp

                                                                                Hampton Twp

                                                                                Sandyston Twp

                                                                                Sparta Twp

                                                                                Stillwater Twp

                                                                                Vernon Twp

                                                                                Wantage Twp

 

                                                Warren                   Hardwick Twp

                                                                                Independence Twp

                                                                                Mansfield Twp

 

(8) PINELANDS                                                                                 4,000,000

 

                                                Atlantic                  Brigantine City

                                                                                Buena Boro

                                                                                Buena Vista Twp

                                                                                Corbin City

                                                                                Egg Harbor City

                                                                                Egg Harbor Twp

                                                                                Estell Manor City

                                                                                Folsom Boro

                                                                                Galloway Twp

                                                                                Hamilton Twp

                                                                                Hammonton Town

                                                                                Mullica Twp

                                                                                Port Republic City

                                                                                Weymouth Twp

 

                                                Burlington             Bass River Twp

                                                                                Evesham Twp

                                                                                Medford Lakes Boro

                                                                                Medford Twp

                                                                                New Hanover Twp

                                                                                North Hanover Twp

                                                                                Pemberton Twp

                                                                                Shamong Twp

                                                                                Southampton Twp

                                                                                Springfield Twp

                                                                                Tabernacle Twp

                                                                                Washington Twp

                                                                                Woodland Twp

                                                                                Wrightstown Boro

 

                                                Camden                  Berlin Boro

                                                                                Berlin Twp

                                                                                Chesilhurst Boro

                                                                                Waterford Twp

                                                                                Winslow Twp

 

                                                Cape May              Dennis Twp

                                                                                Middle Twp

                                                                                Upper Twp

                                                                                Woodbine Boro

 

                                                Cumberland           Maurice River Twp

                                                                                Vineland City

                                                Gloucester             Franklin Twp

                                                                                Monroe Twp

 

                                                Ocean                     Barnegat Twp

                                                                                Beachwood Boro

                                                                                Berkeley Twp

                                                                                Eagleswood Twp

                                                                                Jackson Twp

                                                                                Lacey Twp

                                                                                Lakehurst Boro

                                                                                Little Egg Harbor Twp

                                                                                Manchester Twp

                                                                                Ocean Twp

                                                                                Plumsted Twp

                                                                                South Toms River Boro

                                                                                Stafford Twp

                                                                                Toms River Twp

                                                                                Tuckerton Boro

 

(9)           RIDGE AND VALLEY GREENWAY                              4,000,000

 

                                                Sussex                    Andover Boro

                                                                                Andover Twp

                                                                                Branchville Boro

                                                                                Frankford Twp

                                                                                Fredon Twp

                                                                                Green Twp

                                                                                Hampton Twp

                                                                                Lafayette Twp

                                                                                Montague Twp

                                                                                Newton Town

                                                                                Sandyston Twp

                                                                                Stillwater Twp

                                                                                Sussex Boro

                                                                                Walpack Twp

                                                                                Wantage Twp

 

                                                Warren                   Blairstown Twp

                                                                                Frelinghuysen Twp

                                                                                Hackettstown Town

                                                                                Hardwick Twp

                                                                                Hope Twp

                                                                                Knowlton Twp

                                                                                Liberty Twp

 

(10)         URBAN PARKS   `                                                                                2,000,000

 

                                                Bergen                   Edgewater Boro

 

                                                Camden                  Camden City

 

                                                Essex                      Belleville Twp

                                                                                Bloomfield Twp

                                                                                Caldwell Boro

                                                                                East Orange City

                                                                                Glen Ridge Boro

                                                                                Irvington Twp

                                                                                Maplewood Twp

                                                                                Montclair Twp

                                                                                Newark City

                                                                                Nutley Twp

                                                                                Orange City Twp

                                                                                South Orange Village Twp

                                                                                West Orange Twp

 

                                                Hudson                  Bayonne City

                                                                                East Newark Boro

                                                                                Guttenberg Town

                                                                                Harrison Town

                                                                                Hoboken City

                                                                                Jersey City

                                                                                Kearny Town

                                                                                North Bergen Twp

                                                                                Union City

                                                                                Weehawken Twp

                                                                                West New York Town

 

                                                Mercer                   Trenton City

 

                                                Middlesex              Edison Twp

 

                                                Monmouth            Long Branch City

 

                                                Passaic                   Paterson City

                                                                                Totowa Boro

 

                                                Union                     Elizabeth City

                                                                                Fanwood Boro

                                                                                Garwood Boro

                                                                                Hillside Twp

                                                                                Linden City

                                                                                Plainfield City

                                                                                Rahway City

                                                                                Roselle Boro

                                                                                Roselle Park Boro

                                                                                Union Twp

                                                                                Winfield Twp

 

 

TOTAL                                                                                            $33,000,000

 

 

     b.  Any transfer of any funds, or change in project site, listed in subsection a. of this section shall require the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee or its successor.

     c.  To the extent that moneys remain available after the projects listed in subsection a. of this section are offered funding pursuant thereto, any State project that previously received funding appropriated or reappropriated from any Green Acres bond act, any annual appropriations act, section 2 of this act, or the Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund for recreation and conservation purposes shall be eligible to receive additional funding, as determined by the Department of Environmental Protection, subject to the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee or its successor.

     d.  The expenditure of moneys appropriated by this act is subject to the provisions of subsection o. of section 26 of P.L.1999, c.152 (C.13:8C-26).

     e.  For the purposes of this section, “Green Acres bond act” means P.L.1995, c.204, P.L.1992, c.88, and P.L.1989, c.183.

 

     2.    a.  There is reappropriated to the Department of Environmental Protection the unexpended balances, due to project cancellations or cost savings, of the amounts appropriated or reappropriated from any Green Acres bond act, any annual appropriations act, or the Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund for State projects to acquire or develop lands for recreation and conservation purposes, for the purpose of providing additional funding, as determined by the Department of Environmental Protection, to any State project that previously received funding appropriated or reappropriated from any Green Acres bond act, any annual appropriations act, or the Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund for recreation and conservation purposes or that receives funding approved pursuant to section 1 of this act, subject to the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee or its successor.  Any such additional funding provided from a Green Acres bond act may include administrative costs.

     b.  For the purposes of this section, "Green Acres bond act" means P.L.1995, c.204, P.L.1992, c.88, and P.L.1989, c.183.

 

     3.  This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill appropriates $33 million from the “Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund” to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to provide funding for the acquisition by the State of lands for recreation and conservation purposes.  That trust fund was established pursuant to the “Garden State Preservation Trust Act,” P.L.1999, c.152 (C.13:8C-1 et seq.). The projects listed in this bill have been approved by the DEP and the Garden State Preservation Trust.

     The bill also allows DEP to re-distribute certain other moneys from project cancellations or cost savings for the purpose of providing additional funding, for recreation and conservation purposes, to previously approved and funded State projects, subject to the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee (JBOC). This additional funding, if provided from a Green Acres bond act, may include administrative costs.

 

 

                                

 

     Appropriates $33 million from “Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund” for State acquisition of lands for recreation and conservation purposes.