Thursday, February 28, 2013
Town Council also introduces ordinance on parking near high school.
Thanks to grants from Morris County and the state, Morristown is moving ahead to buy the property that is home to the Early Street Community Garden. On Tuesday, the council introduced an ordinance to purchase the property, owned by Early Development LLC, for $2.1 million. The final adoption of the ordinance for the acquisition of the property, along with a public hearing, is scheduled for the March 12 council meeting. The town had been awarded a $487,500 grant from the Green Acres program of the state Department of Environmental Protection and an $1,575,000 grant from the Morris County Open Space Trust Fund to buy the almost 1-acre parcel occupied by Grow it Green Morristown's Early Street Community Garden. Also being used toward the …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Funding for nine open space projects in Morris County approved by freeholders.
Funding for nine Morris County open space projects—including Morristown's Early Street Community Garden—were approved by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Wednesday. Freeholders approved shifting $4.4 million from the county's Preservation Trust Fund to help preserve 84 acres of open space in eight towns. The largest grant award, $2,075,000, will go to the Harding Land Trust for preservation of 43.5 acres in Harding and Morris townships known as "Frelinghuysen Fields 2." A grant of $1,575,000 was awarded to Morristown to acquire nearly an acre of land occupied by Grow it Green Morristown's Early Street Community Garden. For several years, the non-profit organization has maintained the garden on land once slated for …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Bluegrass music and New Jersey documentary featured Friday night.
A group of about 50 riders gathered at Town Hall to travel through Morristown to the Early Street Community Garden for dinner and a movie. The movie was a unique experience, a documentary about the state by a New Jersey director who was on hand to answer questions and talk about his film, "Sourlands." The film is the story of the Sourlands Mountain region in Somerset County and the farms, forests and energy issues of the region.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A busy meeting is on tap for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall.
It may be a day for lovers, but it's also a day for a lovely Town Council meeting. Who needs flowers and chocolate when you have these five items on tonight's agenda? That includes a community garden's potential place of permanance in Morristown and, maybe, a circus (and, anything else you may want to know about on the agenda can be found on the PDF included with this post).