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Public Hearings on Sale of County-Owned Property

The County of Morris will conduct two public hearings in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13.5 et. seq. on the sale of a county-owned property. The property in question is located on 742 Route 46, Roxbury, New Jersey 07852, and is a triangular area located in a lumberyard facility that is comprised of six separate buildings. The County of Morris will be selling the property at no less than the property’s fair market value of eight thousand dollars ($8,000.00). The Property is less than the minimum size required for development under the municipality’s zoning ordinance.

  • Wednesday, June 14: Roxbury Township Municipal Building, Public Meeting Room, Ledgewood, New Jersey from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 28: Morris County Department of Planning & Public Works conference room, 30 Schuyler Place, 4th Floor, Morristown, New Jersey from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm.

Read the property report. If you want to submit comments, get contact information in the public notice.

Trail Construction Grant Applications Available

Application forms for the 2017 funding round of projects of the Trail Construction Grant Program under the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund are now available on the 2017 application page. Any of the 39 municipalities in the county are eligible to apply for funding.

Municipal Population and County Housing Unit Estimates for 2016 Shows Varying Growth

Notable statistics from the Census Bureau include:

  • Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2016, the Borough of Riverdale experienced the greatest percentage population increase in Morris County, rising by 19.5%, or 694 persons. This was also the sixth greatest percentage increase of all municipalities in the State.
  • The Township of Mount Olive experienced the greatest numeric population increase in Morris County during this period, adding 1,013 persons.
  • During the same period, total housing units in Morris County increased by 1.2%, compared to a 1.4% increase for New Jersey.

Tables showing the latest municipal population estimates and county housing unit estimates have been posted to the Data and Statistics page.

Open Space Grant Applications Available

The Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation has released the application form for the 2017 funding round of municipal/non-profit open space projects under the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund.  Any of the 39 municipalities in the county and qualified non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding.

The 2017 application form and list of other required application materials can be found online. All application materials are due by 4:30 PM on Friday, June 16, 2017.

Please contact Barbara Murray in the Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation at (973) 829-8120 or [email protected] for further information on the program or application process.