What Makes Somerset County Unique? Take this Survey

Posted on March 2, 2018

Public Input Welcome on Somerset County Preservation Plans

Deadline Extended to March 15

SOMERVILLE – What do you think makes Somerset County unique? What do you value most? The Somerset County Planning Board, Cultural & Heritage Commission and Park Commission need your input. Residents are being asked to complete a brief survey at http://bit.ly/2018PlanSurvey by Thursday, March 15.

The public’s feedback will be taken into consideration as the county Planning Division reviews and updates its 2000 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan and 2008 Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plan. The comments also will be used to develop the county’s first Historic Preservation Plan.

“We are asking the public to help us update Somerset County’s goals and objectives for the benefit of future generations,” said Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, planning liaison. “County staff will work closely with residents, municipal partners, private landowners and other stakeholders to ensure that this plan comprehensively addresses the unique characteristics, similarities and differences between our communities.

“Since 1958, Somerset County’s dedication to preserving open space has helped to make our county one of the most desirable places to live, work and raise a family. Preservation not only enhances the beauty of our county, but it also advances economic development, natural resource conservation and tourism,” said Freeholder Gallagher.

With the assistance of the public, the Somerset County Preservation Plan will provide land use, funding and partnership strategies for open space, farmland and historic preservation.

For more information, contact Somerset County Planning Director Walter Lane at (908) 231-7021 or PreservationPlan@co.somerset.nj.us.

Source: Somerset County Planning Board