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2018 Historic Preservation Grant Awards

On July 11, the Board of Chosen Freeholders approved $2.2 million in county grants from the county’s 2018 Preservation Trust Fund to help preserve, restore, or protect 20 historic sites in 16 towns across Morris County.

Please see the press release and summary of projects.

National Flood Insurance Program 50 Year Anniversary

August 1, 2018 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968.  The Act was motivated by the devastating loss of life and property by Hurricane Betsy in 1965 and created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Since then, the program has aimed to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures by providing affordable insurance to property owners, renters, and businesses as well as by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations.

Learn more about NFIP insurance, community mitigation and flood risk management.

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.