County of Monmouth

Monmouth County Park System Public Notice 

February 28, 2019


The County of Monmouth is accepting public comment regarding certain improvements to the public water distribution system.

HOWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ – The County of Monmouth has submitted an application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to divert 0.25 acres of open space that are part of Howell Park Golf Course identified as Block 50, Lot 46, Howell Township, in connection with the New Jersey American Water (NJAW) Howell To Lakewood Transmission Main Project. Two forms of monetary compensation are applicable for the proposed Major Diversion of a portion of the parcel owned by the County of Monmouth. A 10:1 monetary compensation applies for the value of the land within the diversion area, and separate monetary compensation applies for the replacement of trees to be lost as a result of the project.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.11 and N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13.5a(3), two hearings to obtain public comment on this diversion application will be held at:

1. Township of Howell
Location: Howell Township Municipal Building
4567 Route 9 North
Howell, NJ 07731
Date: April 2, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM
2. County of Monmouth
Location: Freeholder’s Meeting Room
Hall of Records, 2nd Floor
1 East Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Date: April 16, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM

All information submitted by the County of Monmouth to the Green Acres Program in support of this requested diversion of parkland is available for public review at the Howell Township Clerk’s Office located at the Howell Township Municipal Building, the Howell Public Library located at 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell, NJ 07731, and the Green Acres Program, 501 East State Street, Station Plaza Building 5, Trenton, NJ.

All parties are invited to attend and participate in the public hearings. Written comments on the diversion application may be directed to: Andrew R. Coeyman, Supervisor, Land Preservation Services, Monmouth County Park System, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738, (732) 842-4000, ext. 4306. Please send a copy of any written comments submitted on this diversion application to: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship, Mail Code 501-01, 501 East State St., P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420.

Public comment on this diversion application will be accepted during the public hearings or in writing until April 16, 2019.