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RUMANA BILL APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR FARMLAND PRESERVATION PASSES GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Bipartisan Green Acres legislation co-sponsored by Assembly Republican Whip Scott Rumana, R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Morris, that appropriates funding for the acquisition of land for the purpose of farmland preservation, was overwhelmingly approved today by the General Assembly.
Under the bill, A-3592, $38.5 million from the "2009 Farmland Preservation Fund”and the "Garden State Farmland Preservation Trust Fund" is allocated for county planning purposes. The bond monies provided for under this bill have already been approved by the voters.
“Acquiring properties by mutual agreement with a seller is a public policy that is well worth the investment,” said Rumana. “The fundamental aim of these funds is to foster the protection of our natural resources and conserve open space. Over the last year, we have witnesses and experienced first-hand the devastating effects that over-development can have on people’s lives and taxpayers. These monies will assist in the long-term strategic planning that must be undertaken in order to preserve valuable open space and protect our treasured landscape.”
Towns in Rumana’s district that will receive funding include: Bergen County – Allendale, Franklin Lakes, Waldwick and Wyckoff; Morris County – Pequannock; and Passaic County – Totowa and Wayne Twp.
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