SENATE, No. 2898

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MAY 19, 2011

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  ROBERT M. GORDON

District 38 (Bergen)

Senator  DIANE B. ALLEN

District 7 (Burlington and Camden)

Assemblyman  MATTHEW W. MILAM

District 1 (Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)

Assemblyman  NELSON T. ALBANO

District 1 (Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)

Assemblyman  HERB CONAWAY, JR.

District 7 (Burlington and Camden)

Assemblyman  JOSEPH CRYAN

District 20 (Union)

Assemblywoman  ANNETTE QUIJANO

District 20 (Union)

Assemblywoman  NELLIE POU

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Bateman, Girgenti, Turner, Assemblywoman Watson Coleman, Assemblymen Wilson, Amodeo, Peterson, Fuentes, Chiusano, A.M.Bucco, Bramnick, O'Scanlon, DeCroce, Rudder, Delany, DiCicco, Assemblywomen N.Munoz, McHose, Assemblyman DiMaio, Assemblywoman Coyle, Assemblymen Polistina, Malone, Thompson, Assemblywoman Handlin and Assemblyman Carroll

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Appropriates $10,250,780 from 2009 Historic Preservation Fund and 2007 Historic Preservation Fund to provide grants for certain historic preservation projects, and appropriates $600,000 from “2009 Historic Preservation Fund” for associated administrative expenses.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act appropriating $10,250,780 from the “2009 Historic Preservation Fund” and the “2007 Historic Preservation Fund” for the purpose of providing grants, as awarded by the New Jersey Historic Trust, for certain historic preservation projects, and appropriating $600,000 from the “2009 Historic Preservation Fund” for associated administrative expenses.

 

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

 

     1.    a.  There is appropriated to the New Jersey Historic Trust the following sums for the purpose of providing capital preservation grants as listed in subsection b. of this section and historic site management grants as listed in subsection c. of this section, as awarded by the New Jersey Historic Trust, for historic preservation projects approved as eligible for such funding:

     (1)   $8,120,541 from the “2009 Historic Preservation Fund,” established pursuant to section 20 of the “Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009,” P.L.2009, c.117; and

     (2)   $2,130,239 from the “2007 Historic Preservation Fund,” established pursuant to section 20 of the “Green Acres, Farmland, Blue Acres, and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2007,” P.L.2007, c.119.

     b.    The following historic preservation projects are eligible for funding in the form of capital preservation grants, as awarded by the New Jersey Historic Trust, using moneys appropriated pursuant to subsection a. of this section:

 

County

Municipality

Name of

Organization

Project Name

Grant Award

 

Atlantic

Linwood City

Linwood City

Linwood Borough School #1

 

$47,199

Bergen

Oradell Boro

Bergen Co. Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs

 

New Milford Plant of the Hackensack Waterworks

704,384

Cape May

Lower Twp

Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation

 

Hangar No. 1

251,340

Cape May

Ocean City

Ocean City

Ocean City Life Saving Station

 

750,000

Cumberland

Bridgeton City

Bridgeton City and Friends of Bridgeton Library

 

Cumberland National Bank

150,000

Cumberland

Millville City

Millville City

Millville Bank

 

150,000

Essex

Montclair Twp

Union Congregational Church

 

Christian Union Congregational Church

 

750,000

Essex

Newark

City

Lincoln Park Coastal Cultural District

 

South Park Presbyterian Church

 

300,000

Essex

South Orange Village Twp

South Orange Village Twp

South Orange Village Hall

 

669,000

Gloucester

National Park Boro

 

Gloucester County

James and Ann Whitall House

136,254

Hudson

Jersey City

Hudson County

Hudson County Courthouse

 

750,000

Hudson

Jersey City

Jersey City Redevelopment Agency

 

Hudson Manhattan Railroad Powerhouse

 

250,000

Hunterdon

Raritan Twp

Hunterdon Land Trust

 

Case Dvoor Farmstead

 

150,000

Middlesex

New Brunswick City

Rutgers, State University of New Jersey

 

Kirkpatrick Chapel

 

254,927

Middlesex

New Brunswick City

St.Peter the Apostle Church

 

St.Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, New Brunswick

 

750,000

Middlesex

Perth Amboy City

 

Perth Amboy City

Surveyor General’s Office

110,635

Middlesex

Piscataway Twp

 

Piscataway Twp

Metlar/Knapp/Bodine House

150,000

Morris

Morris Twp

Morris County Parks Commission

 

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

 

659,400

Morris

Morristown Town

Church of the Redeemer

Church of the Redeemer, Morristown

 

250,000

Morris

Morristown Town

Morristown and Morris Twp Libraries

 

Morristown Library

279,737

Morris

Mount Olive Twp

 

NJ Department of Environmental Protection

 

Amzi Stephens Homestead

 

 

112,985

Passaic

Paterson City

Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium

 

Hinchliffe Stadium

500,000

Passaic

Paterson City

Paterson Municipal Utilities Authority

 

S.U.M. Great Falls Power Plant

180,000

Somerset

Bernards Twp

Friends of Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead

 

Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead

176,483

Somerset

Bound Brook Boro

 

The Presbyterian Church of Bound Brook

 

Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook

400,000

Union

Elizabeth City

First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth

 

First Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth

 

79,242

Union

Kenilworth Boro

 

Kenilworth Historical Society

 

Oswald J. Nitschke House

150,000

Warren

Greenwich Twp

Warren County

Morris Canal Inclined Plane 9 West

 

43,198

Warren

Knowlton Twp

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission

 

Ramsaysburg Homestead

 

150,000

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

$9,304,784

 

     c.     The following historic preservation projects are eligible for funding in the form of historic site management grants, as awarded by the New Jersey Historic Trust, using moneys appropriated pursuant to subsection a. of this section:

 

County

Municipality

Name of Organization

Project Name

Grant Award

 

Burlington

 

 

 

 

Mercer

 

Bordentown City

Bordentown Twp

 

Hamilton Twp

Trenton City

 

Mercer County Park Commission

Abbott Farm National Historic Landmark

$46,875

Burlington

Mount Laurel Twp

 

Alice Paul Institute

Destination Paulsdale: Revealing the Hidden Gem

 

20,000

Burlington

Mount Laurel Twp

 

Mount Laurel Twp

Sunnyside Farm

12,000

Burlington

Westampton Twp

Westampton Twp Historical Society

 

Rancocas Lyceum

30,690

Camden

Camden City

Cooper’s Ferry Development Assoc

 

Joseph Cooper House

48,000

Camden

Haddon Twp

Haddon Twp

Westmont Theatre

50,000

 

 

Cumberland

Bridgeton City

Bridgeton City

Bridgeton City Hall

 

15,000

Essex

Belleville Twp

Newark City

 

Branch Brook Park Alliance

Branch Brook Park

34,612

Essex

Caldwell Boro

Grover Cleveland Birthplace Assoc

 

Grover Cleveland Birthplace

49,500

Essex

Newark City

Newark City

Essex County Jail

 

50,000

Essex

Newark City

Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee

 

Newark Public Schools

18,000

Hudson

Jersey City

Historic Paulus Hook Assoc

 

Paulus Hook Park

50,000

Hudson

Jersey City

Jersey City

West Bergen Historic District

 

50,000

Hunterdon

Clinton Town

Red Mill Museum Village

 

Hunt’s Mill and Mulligan Quarry

14,429

Hunterdon

Clinton Twp

1759 Vought House, Inc

Christoffel Vought Farmstead

 

30,000

Hunterdon

Franklin Twp

Quakertown United Methodist Church

 

Quakertown Methodist Episcopal Church

 

7,500

Hunterdon

High Bridge Boro

 

High Bridge Boro

Solitude House

50,000

Mercer

Ewing Twp

Ewing Twp

Louis I. Kahn Bath House & Day Camp

 

18,348

Mercer

Hopewell Twp

Friends of Howell Living History Farm

 

Pleasant Valley School, John Phillips House

 

16,875

Mercer

Trenton City

Cadwalader Park Alliance

 

Cadwalader Park

33,750

Monmouth

Middletown Twp

NJ Marine Sciences Consortium

 

Fort Hancock Barracks Building #22

 

23,210

Morris

Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp

 

NJ Dept. of the Treasury

Greystone

50,000

Morris

Roxbury Twp

Roxbury Twp Historical Society

 

Ledgewood Historic District

7,500

Passaic

Paterson City

Passaic County

Old Paterson Post Office

 

50,000

Somerset

Bedminster Twp

Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House

 

 

 

Jacobus Vanderveer House

48,750

Union

Scotch Plains Twp

Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Frazee House, Inc.

Elizabeth & Gershom Frazee House

 

29,126

Warren

Allamuchy Twp

Canal Society of New Jersey

Lock Tender’s House, Lock 4 West, Morris Canal

 

12,000

Warren

Greenwich Twp

Lopatcong Twp

 

North Jersey Resource Conservation & Development

 

Morris Canal

29,831

Warren

Phillipsburg Town

 

Phillipsburg Area Historical Society

Roseberry House

50,000

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

$945,996

 

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

     e.     To the extent that moneys remain available after the projects listed in subsection b. or c. of this section are offered funding pursuant thereto, any project of a local government unit or qualifying tax exempt nonprofit organization that previously received funding for historic preservation purposes appropriated or reappropriated from any Green Acres bond act, any annual appropriations act, or the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund established pursuant to section 21 of P.L.1999, c.52 (C.13:8C-21), or that receives funding pursuant to this act, shall be eligible to receive additional funding, as determined by the New Jersey Historic Trust, subject to the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee or its successor.

     For the purposes of this subsection, "Green Acres bond act" means P.L.2009, c.117, P.L.2007, c.119, P.L.1995, c.204, P.L.1992, c.88, and P.L.1987, c.265.

 

     2.    There is appropriated from the “2009 Historic Preservation Fund,” established pursuant to section 20 of the “Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009,” P.L.2009, c.117, to the New Jersey Historic Trust the sum of $600,000 for the purpose of providing organizational, administrative and other work and services, including salaries, equipment, materials and services necessary to administer the applicable provisions of this act.

 

3.    This act shall take effect immediately.


STATEMENT

 

     The bill appropriates $10,850,780 to the New Jersey Historic Trust for historic preservation purposes, of which $10,250,780 is for the purpose of providing grants, as awarded by the New Jersey Historic Trust, for certain historic preservation projects contained in this bill. 

     Of the funding provided for grants, $8,120,541 is from the “2009 Historic Preservation Fund,” established pursuant to section 20 of the “Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009,” P.L.2009, c.117, and $2,130,239 is from the “2007 Historic Preservation Fund,” established pursuant to the “Green Acres, Farmland, Blue Acres, and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2007,” P.L.2007, c.119.

     The projects listed in this bill have been approved by the New Jersey Historic Trust and the Garden State Preservation Trust.

     Of the project approvals contained in this bill, the sum of $9,304,784 will be used to provide capital preservation grants, and the sum of $945,996 will be used to provide historic site management grants.  Capital preservation grants fund the restoration, preservation, repair and rehabilitation of historic sites for new or continued use by nonprofit organizations or county and municipal governments.  The properties must be listed or eligible for listing in the State or National Register of Historical Places.  There are two types levels of capital preservation grants:  Level I applicants may apply for grants of $5,000 to $150,000 and Level II applicants may apply for grants of $150,001 to $750,000.  Of the funding provided in this bill, $1,429,513 is for 12 Level 1 grants and $7,875,271 is for 17 Level II grants.  The historic site management grants support non-construction activities such as long-term planning of operations and programs including building assessments, accessibility, landscape plans, and creating educational campaigns to increase public awareness.  Included within the $945,996 for historic site management grants are four heritage tourism grant projects totaling $149,375.

     The bill provides that any transfer of any funds to another project, or change in project sponsor, site, or type, listed in the bill would require the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee.

     The bill also provides that to the extent that there are funds remaining after those projects listed in this bill are offered funding, the New Jersey Historic Trust, with the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee, may use those funds to provide additional funding for historic preservation projects of local government units or qualifying tax-exempt nonprofit organizations previously approved for funding pursuant to various other laws or approved for funding pursuant to this bill.

     Lastly, this bill appropriates $600,000 from the “2009 Historic Preservation Fund” to the New Jersey Historic Trust for the purpose of providing funding for the organizational, administrative and other work and services, including salaries, equipment, materials and services necessary to administer the applicable provisions of this bill.