Transco Pipeline Green Acres Scoping Mtg. Presentation & Transcript

Posted on March 11, 2014

Township of Montgomery (Township) held a public meeting (scoping hearing) on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting was to receive public comment as to the proposed diversions of portions of Township-owned lands and lands upon which the Township holds conservation easements.

At the request of some participants, the presentation given at the scoping hearing and the transcript of the meeting may be viewed here:

MontgomeryTwpTranscoScoping Hearing PPT031114

Montgomery Twp Green Acres Scoping Hearing Transcript 3-11-14

The public may submit written comments by Tuesday, March 25, 2014 to Donna Kukla, Municipal Clerk, Township of Montgomery, 2261 Van Horne Road, Belle Mead, New Jersey 08502.

A copy of any written comments must also be provided to Kevin Appelget, 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.

Information on the Project is available at www.ferc.gov (Docket # CP13-551)

The affected properties which the Township owns are as follows:

Block 27001, Lot 6 – 620 Georgetown-Franklin Turnpike (Route 518); and

Block 15001, Lot 26 – Corner of Dutchtown-Harlingen Road and Allshouse Way

The affected properties on which Montgomery Township holds conservation easements are:

Block 33001, Lot 26.01 – Corner of Cherry Valley Road and Mountainview Road
(owned by WBT Mountainview, LLC)

Block 33001, Lot 26.02 – 67 Cherry Valley Road
(owned by PRL Cherry Valley, LLC)

Block 33001, Lot 29 – 904 Cherry Hill Road
(owned by Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church)

Block 33001, Lots 17, 18, Cherry Hill Road
and 21 – (owned by Robert and Caroline Phinney)

Block 26001, Lot 1.02 – 246 Burnt Hill Road
(owned by Princeton Show Jumping, LLC)

Block 16002, Lot 9.01 – Burnt Hill Road and Dublin Road
(owned by East Country Development Associates)

Block 4001 Lot 10.03- 421 Belle Mead-Blawenburg Road (Route 601)
(owned by Theodore H. Pedersen)

As to said lands, a permanent right of way and easement and temporary workspace is proposed to be acquired from said landowners by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco) for the expansion of Transco’s existing underground natural gas pipeline transmission system and easement. Compensation, to be determined, would be given by Transco to the landowners for the easements and workspace. The lands in question are encumbered by State of New Jersey Green Acres regulations, and one application for the major diversions of said lands may be submitted by the Township to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, for approval by the Department’s Commissioner and by the State House Commission. A public scoping hearing is required by Green Acres’ regulations prior to the submission of any formal application for the diversions of the said lands, all of which are forested lands and/or agricultural fields that are not presently used for active recreational activities. At the public hearing you may appear in person in order to comment on the proposed diversions or, in the alternative, you may submit written comments by March 25, 2014 (March 27, 2014 if scoping hearing is held on March 13th due to inclement weather), to Donna Kukla, Municipal Clerk, Township of Montgomery, 2261 Van Horne Road, Belle Mead, New Jersey 08502. A copy of any written comments must also be provided by you to Kevin Appelget, 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.

By: Donna Kukla, Clerk, Township of Montgomery, 2261 Van Horne Road, Belle Mead, New Jersey 08502

Source: Montgomery Twp. Clerks Office

Updated 2/10/14