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Montclair Township

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Nishuane Green Acres January 16

Please take notice that the Township of Montclair (Township) will hold a public hearing on January 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Municipal Building, second floor conference room, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive public comment as to the proposed diversion of a portion of Township-owned parkland, Nishuane Park, located at Cedar Avenue, Block 2003, Lot 4 in the Township of Montclair, County of Essex. As to said lands, an area totaling 0.426 acres is proposed to be diverted of which approximately 0.056 acres will consist of the building and the remaining diversion area of approximately 0.370 acres is for an access road off of High Street. In addition 0.234 acres is required as temporary workspace utilized during construction. The proposed diversion is for the construction of a well production and water treatment facility, expanding the capabilities of the existing Township potable water supply system. The building will be constructed in two phases. The parkland in question is encumbered with a State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program restriction, and the Township has submitted a final application for the minor diversion of said lands to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, for approval by the Department’s Commissioner and by the State House Commission. As compensation for the diversion of parkland described above, the Township has agreed to provide funding in the amount of $130,000 for recreation improvements within the Township for the diversion of the Township-owned parkland described above.

At the public hearing you may appear in person in order to comment on the proposed diversion or, in the alternative, you may submit written comments by January 25, 2013, to Linda S. Wanat, Municipal Clerk, Township of Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue, First Floor, Montclair, New Jersey 07042. A copy of any written comments must also be provided by you to David Smith at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship, Mail Code 501-01, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420.

Copies of the final application will be available to the public for inspection at Montclair Township Municipal Building, located at 205 Claremont Avenue, First Floor, Montclair, New Jersey 07042, and at the Montclair Public Library, located at 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07042.