Harding Advisories/Notices

4/19/2021 - Public Hearing Notice - GLEN ALPIN - TERMINATION OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION RESTRICITIONS

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that the Township of Harding intends to apply for the Termination of certain Historic Preservation Restrictions imposed pursuant to the Morris County Open Space, Farmland, Floodplain Protection and Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

The Township is proposing to apply for the Termination of Historic Preservation Restrictions imposed on the entire 9.575 acres of the Glen Alpin Estate, 685 Mount Kemble Avenue, Harding Township (Block 34, Lot 1) which is encumbered through funding assistance of the Morris County Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund, established by P.L. 1997 c. 24 (N.J.S.A. 40:12-51.1, et seq.).  The purpose of the proposed Termination is to ensure the long-term preservation of the historic residence by conveying a portion of the property to a private entity with the resources necessary to properly restore and maintain the historic building, thereby alleviating the Township’s financial responsibilities for the property. This release is sought in conjunction with Harding Township’s proposed diversion of 3.52 acres in fee simple (the “Disposal Area”) and easements totaling an additional 0.63 acres (the “Easement Area”) of the Glen Alpin Estate, 685 Mount Kemble Avenue, Harding Township (Block 34, Lot 1).  as identified in the easement dated October 19, 2004, recorded in Deed Book 6186, Page 71.

Pursuant to Morris County Open Space, Farmland, Floodplain Protection and Historic Preservation Trust Fund rules, particularly Chapter 5.17, the Township of Harding will hold a public hearing for the benefit of the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board to obtain public comment on the request to terminate the County’s Historic Preservation Restrictions based upon the 2004 Grant Agreement for the acquisition of the Glen Alpin Estate, as well as the right to 30 year easements as set forth in the following Grants:

                                                           2005 Grant Agreement for Roof Replacement

                                                           2006 Grant Agreement for Utility Improvements

     2007 Grant Agreement for Architectural Services

     2007 Grant Agreement for HVAC System, repairs, improvements and associated professional services.

These rights will be replaced by a permanent historic preservation restriction held by the New Jersey Historic Trust. The hearing will be held virtually via video conference, by phone, and with limited in-person attendance pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:39-1 (effective on September 23, 2020) on:

April 19, 2021 at 7:30 pm

By Computer:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/737991877

By Phone:

1 (408) 650-3123 / Access Code: 737-991-877

In-Person:

Kirby Municipal Building, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ

If you would like to participate in the meeting in-person, preregistration is required by contacting the Municipal Clerk by email at lsharp@hardingnj.org or by phone at (973) 267-8000, extension 1968.  The documents related to this request are available for in-person review at the Kirby Municipal Building and the Kemmerer Public Library, or by contacting the Harding Township Municipal Clerk’s office.  Additionally, documents related to this request are also posted under the Quick Links tab entitled “Glen Alpin Disposal/Diversion Application – Green Acres” at:

http://www.hardingnj.org/ 

Public comment on this request will be accepted during the hearing or by written submission until April 30, 2021. Written comments on the request may also be directed to the Municipal Clerk at Harding Township, P.O. Box 666, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ or by email at lsharp@hardingnj.org. Please also send a copy of any written comments submitted on this request to the County of Morris, Office of Planning & Preservation, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900 or by email to JBarilla@co.morris.nj.us. Due to remote working arrangements during the current state of public health emergency, email comments are preferred.

On or after April 30, 2021, Harding Township may take formal action to approve this diversion request by Resolution or Ordinance.