Established in late-2001
by Ordinance of the Governing Body, the Hopewell Township Agricultural
Advisory Committee is vested with the responsibility of promoting
and preserving agriculture as a viable economic activity within
Hopewell Township. Working on a Township-wide basis, the Committee
serves as a forum for discussion of local agricultural practices
and as an agent of change for public policies that may impact
farming and the preservation of farmland.
Reporting to the Planning
Board and the Township Committee in an advisory capacity, the
Agricultural Committee enjoys the following general duties:
to the Planning Board and Township Committee as to municipal land
use procedures that strengthen and sustain agriculture;
Undertake studies to determine the existence of farmland and the
potential for farmland preservation throughout the Township;
Prepare and forward to the Planning Board and Township Committee
plans, maps and grant applications for the preservation of farmland,
including but not limited to submissions to the New Jersey State
Department of Agriculture (Planning Incentive Grant Program),
and grant-supported programs administered by the Mercer County
Agricultural Development Board; and
Perform other advisory duties as may be requested by the Planning
Board and Township Committee.
The Hopewell Township
Agricultural Advisory Committee consists of five voting members.
The Committee meets at 7:30 p.m.at the Township Building on the first
Tuesday of every month. The public is invited to participate. For
further information, please contact Lucia Huebner (466-0277 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Hart (737-2008 or email@example.com).
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