2017 Historic Preservation Funding Awards
On July 26th, the Board of Chosen Freeholders approved $2.9 million in county grants from the county’s 2017 Preservation Trust Fund to help preserve, restore, or protect 25 historic sites in 15 towns across Morris County.
FEMA’s Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps to be Released in Late August
The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to release its revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Morris County in late August. After providing the flood hazard maps, FEMA will be scheduling Open House meetings for the public. The formal 90-day Appeal Period is expected to begin in the fall.
Once finalized and adopted, these maps will be used to determine if flood insurance is required and the rates that residential and commercial property owners will pay to the National Flood Insurance Program. The maps will also be utilized when reviewing development plans and enforcing floodplain management regulations.
Please visit the FIRMs page in late August to view the new revised preliminary maps. The website also contains information about the map adoption process, the appeal procedure, the public meeting schedule, and resources at the federal and local levels.
The flood insurance rate maps currently in effect are 24-45 years old. Given their long-standing impact, the County encourages municipalities and property owners to take this rare opportunity to review, and if necessary, comment on the revised preliminary maps.
Trail Construction Grant Applications Received
A total of 8 applications requesting over $1.2 million were submitted to the Morris County Trail Construction Grant Program. The Trail Program Advisory Committee will review the applications and provide funding recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders by the end of the year. View the list of applications.
Open Space Grant Applications Received
For the 2017 funding round, 7 applications requesting over $3.3 million were submitted to the Morris County municipal/non-profit open space grant program. The Open Space Trust Fund Committee will review the applications, visit the properties and provide funding recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders by November 8, 2017. View the list of applications.
Municipal Population and County Housing Unit Estimates for 2016 Shows Varying Growth
Notable statistics from the Census Bureau include:
Tables showing the latest municipal population estimates and county housing unit estimates have been posted to the Data and Statistics page.