Vote to certify Camp Sussex petition postponed for public hearing


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos





Last week, Aug. 8, the Township Clerk certified a petition filed to hault the purchasing of Camp Sussex with Vernon Township Open Space and Farmland Preservation funds. The proposal by the township Environmental Commission would turn the now unutilized 88 acre of property into an park for passive recreation.

A petition of just over 800 signatures was submitted and certified by the Vernon Township Municipal Clerk, Lauren Kirkman and has been submitted to go to a vote by the town council. If vetoed by the council, the issue will go to a public vote on the Nov. 4 ballot. The topic has been hotly debated on both sides for several months.

Originally scheduled for a certification at the Aug. 11 Town Council meeting, the vote was postponed until Aug. 25 in favor of holding a public hearing. The council is believed to take action on the issue after the hearing.

If certified, the purchase will be halted and any future purchases with Open Space Funds will be required to go to a public ballot. Should the council vote against the petition the matter will be left to the voters.

According to petitioner and former Mayor, Sally Rinker, “It’s a win/win. If the council votes in favor we have stopped the purchase. If they vote against it will go to the ballot.”

Rinker and fellow petitioners are confident that should the ordinance go to the ballot, the majority of registered voters would object.




Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Water Expert Andy Ball: Water Softeners
To offer a proper and accurate recommendation for any system(s) needed to correct your water problems, we need current and accurate water test results and assess your plumbing.
Read more »
Image

Insurance Expert Patrick Hughes: Collision Coverage
Collision coverage on your auto policy pays for damage to your vehicle as a result of a collision with another vehicle, a lamp post, a fence, a guard rail, a fence etc. It is...
Read more »
Image

Bog turtle becomes New Jersey's state reptile
Bog turtle becomes New Jersey's state reptile
TRENTON — New Jersey has an official state reptile.
The governor on Monday signed legislation designating the title to...

Read more »
Image

Peregrine falcon chicks return to Milford cliffs after 70-year absence
— After a 70-year absence, peregrine falcons have successfully nested this year in the Milford Cliffs area of the Delaware Water...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Local News
Beemerville church plans rummage sale
  • Jun 18, 2018
Local News
JAC to sell 50/50 tickets
  • Jun 18, 2018
Entertainment
The Cameos to perform at JTHS
  • Jun 18, 2018

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Lafayette, NJ