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Open Space Grant Applications Received

For the 2018 funding round, 5 applications requesting over $2.6 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 7, 2018.  View the list of applications.

2017 Municipal Population and County Housing Unit Estimates Released

Tables showing the latest municipal population estimates and county housing unit estimates have been posted to the Data and Statistics page. Some notable statistics from the Census Bureau include:

  • Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2017, the Borough of Riverdale experienced the greatest percentage population increase in Morris County, rising by 19.3%, or 688 persons.
  • The Township of Rockaway experienced the greatest numeric population increase in Morris County during this period, adding 1,338 persons.
  • Eight municipalities in Morris County experienced a population decline during this period.
  • During the same period, total housing units in Morris County increased by 1.7%, compared to a 1.8% increase for New Jersey.

Draft Morris County Master Plan Circulation Element – Thank You For Your Comments

The deadline for comments has ended. The Morris County Planning Board thanks the public, municipalities, and other interested parties who reviewed and submitted comments on the draft Circulation Element.

Your comments are being reviewed and considered as we advance the Element towards adoption. Responses to these comments will be posted on the County website when this review is complete. Please visit the Circulation Element project page to see the draft plan.

Trail Construction Grant Applications Available

Application forms for the 2018 funding round of projects of the Trail Construction Grant Program under the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund are now available on the 2018 Trail application page. Any of the 39 municipalities in the county are eligible to apply for funding.