“We will not accept the plan as it stands,” Troiano said. He added, however, that if some changes were made, the city may amend the decision.
In a feasibility study released Dec. 20, the Corps detailed an expansive dune project that would extend from North Wildwood to the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township south of Wildwood Crest. The project involves back passing sand from Wildwood and the Crest to build a 16-foot dune in North Wildwood, Wildwood, the Crest, and Diamond Beach. A 75-foot wide berm will also be constructed from sand from Wildwood and Wildwood Crest.
CHESTER — New Jersey’s third-largest city is the latest to receive a study grant on possibly setting up a “receiving zone” under the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act.
The Highlands Council unanimously approved Thursday a $50,000 grant to Paterson under a transfer of development rights (TDR) program.
It is aimed at generating revenues to compensate landowners in parts of seven counties, including Sussex, Warren and Morris, subject to additional limits on development under the 2004 law enforced by the council.
DOUG O’MALLEY / ENVIRONMENT NEW JERSEY - Rush Holt’s retirement from Congress is a huge loss for the environment. His scientific background and his dogged advocacy to fight climate change were unique, and his departure is a blow for New Jersey.
The Congressman’s environmental record extended from his district – where he worked to protect the Delaware River & the Jersey Sourlands – to state-wide, where he weighed in on fights to protect the Delaware Water Gap & stop off-shore drilling – to the nation & world, with his efforts to stop the worst impacts of climate change, by promoting clean energy and reducing fossil fuels, and rein in fracking’s environmental damage. It’s no accident that he had a lifetime 100% score on Environment New Jersey’s Congressional scorecard.
On Feb. 12, the council unanimously agreed to withdraw a previous request to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) seeking to remove the town’s only public river access point from its Recreational Open Space Inventory (ROSI) list.
“I think this addresses all of the hysteria that has been raised about this property,” said Councilwoman Juanita Lewis. “This is a thoughtful and considerate approach to resolving the issues, and I’m glad that we are moving forward.”