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SECTION V: EXHIBITS AND ATTACHMENTS
Exhibit A
- Open Space Advisory Committee Regions
Exhibit B
- Nonprofit Grants Program: Priority-Scoring System
Exhibit C
- List of County-owned Structures of Historic Significance
Attachment I - Municipal Grants Program Application
Attachment II - Nonprofit Grants Program Application
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Exhibit B
Nonprofit Grants Program
Priority-Scoring System
This priority-scoring system has been developed to evaluate the relative merits of project
applications for the acquisition of lands for recreation, conservation and general open space purposes,
including Farmland Conservation Areas • . This system has been designed to reflect the priorities,
objectives and goals of the Hunterdon County Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust
und Plan and the County of Hunterdon acting by and through its Board of Chosen Freeholders. Each
evaluation factor that applies to the project application should be addressed with a concise narrative
description or explanation, and supported with pertinent documents, reports, plan excerpts, and maps (if
available).
1. Regional Significance. This factor evaluates the degree of meeting key objectives of the
Hunterdon County Park and Recreation Master Plan (2000); Hunterdon County Farmland Preservation
Plan (July 2000); municipal Plan documents; State and Regional Plan documents, and/or locally
significant plan documents, reports or studies. (20 points maximum)
a) the project site is located within a proposed County “Bioregion Preserve”
b) the project site is directly adjacent to existing lands for public
recreation and conservation or general open space purposes
c) the project site is located within a designated County “Special Conservation
Zone” (not associated with a Bioregion Preserve)
d) the project site provides linkages to County “Major Existing Trails”
or creates opportunities for County “Major Proposed Trails”
e) the project site is identified in a municipal Open Space and Recreation Plan
and map
f) the project site is directly adjacent to Preserved Lands or community
facilities (not associated with (b) above)
g) the project site buffers preserved farmland, without introducing
potential public access and use conflicts
h) the project site is located within an existing County Agriculture Development
Area (Farmland Conservation Areas projects only)
i) the project site enhances scenic view-sheds of preserved farmland
or farmland preservation projects approved for SADC/CADB funding
5 points
5 points
3 points
2 points
2 points
1 point
3 points
2 points
1 point
2. Development Pressure Influence. This factor evaluates the correlation between population
estimates and net change of growth to land development pressure, including legislated transfer of
development rights, utilizing official Hunterdon County Planning Board estimates and available
census data information, etc. (Refer to Schedule B-I, Table II, last column. 20 points maximum)
a) the project site is within a municipality with the latest population estimate and
percent change of growth greater than or equal to (≥) 20%
15 points
b) the project site is within a municipality with the latest population estimate and
percent net change of growth greater than or equal to (≥) 10% but less than 20% 10 points
•
Farmland Conservation Areas, as used here, also means land subject to an application for Open Space Trust
Funds for agricultural uses and conservation (and/or historic preservation) purposes by easement purchase.
B-1
2
c) the project site is within a municipality with the latest population estimate and
percent change of growth less than (<) 10%
d) a project site that is located within the designated Highlands Planning Area
shall be awarded five (5) extra points (Refer to Schedule B-II)
5 points
5 points
3.
Site Suitability Use. This factor evaluates the project application’s opportunity to provide a
variety of suitable outdoor recreation uses and activities, utilizing the New Jersey Open Space and
Outdoor Recreation Plan. (see Table I - 10 points maximum)
4.
Ease of Preservation Opportunity. This factor evaluates the project application’s likely
success of open space preservation. (15 points maximum)
a) the owner has signed a Contract For Sale or purchase agreement within
the meaning of Imminent Preserved Land (see section 4. Definitions p.7)
b) the owner has signed a purchase or option agreement (with the nonprofit) for
the acquisition of land based on conditions, requirements or approval
contingencies
c) the owner or owner representative has submitted an “Application for Sale
of Real Estate to N.J.D.E.P. Green Acres Program” form (indicating the
property owner is a willing seller)
15 points
5 points
3 points
5.A. Funding Support. This (sub)factor evaluates the applicant’s ability to leverage other
available funding sources and demonstrate land acquisition cost efficiency. The applicant must
provide letters of award or commitment, or landowner donation acknowledgment. (22 points
maximum)
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
approved state funding participation
approved federal funding participation
approved municipal funding participation
approved private foundation funding participation
agreement by landowner to donate (or discount) a portion of the eligible
land’s value (not less than 10% of the Accepted Appraisal)
5 points
5 points
5 points
5 points
2 points
5.B. Cost Effectiveness. This (sub) factor evaluates the level of funding support in relation to the
amount of County Open Space Trust Funds requested. (5 points maximum)
1) 10% or less of total land cost
2) 15% or less of total land cost
3) 20% or less of total land cost
6.
5 points
3 points
1 point
Natural and Cultural Resource Values. This factor evaluates the natural, historic and
cultural resources that the property exhibits in relation to the project’s preservation objective(s).
(38 points maximum)
a) the property is located within a state-designated Natural Heritage Site
‰ B1 (outstanding significance)
‰ B2 (very high significance)
‰ B3 (high significance)
‰ B4 (moderate significance)
‰ B5 (of general biodiversity interest)
5 points
4 points
3 points
2 points
1 point
B-2
6.
b) the project site enhances or preserves land that is identified in the New Jersey
State Development and Redevelopment Plan or municipal plan documents as
‰ Critical Environmental Site(s)
‰ Special Resource Area(s)
3 points
1 point
c) the project area is vital for maintaining species habitat (please reference document
and source of information)
‰ plant/animal identified on site and appears on US Fish & Wildlife Service’s
list of endangered and threatened species or
plant/animal identified on site and appears on NJ Department of
Environmental Protection’s list of threatened/endangered species
3 points
‰ plant/animal identified on site and appears on The Nature Conservancy’s
Global Element ranking or
‰ plant/animal identified on site and appears on The Nature Conservancy’s
State Element ranking
2 points
‰ plant/animal on site is acknowledged as a species of concern in
municipal master plan (must provide supporting documentation)
1 point
d) the project’s level of historic/archeological significance
‰ site or structure is listed or meets the criteria for listing on the
national or state register of historic places or identified in the State
Development Redevelopment Plan as a Critical Historic Site
‰ site or structure is included in the Hunterdon County Master Plan
Sites of Historic Interest
‰ site or structure recognized for local or regional importance
in municipal master plan
3 points
2 points
1 point
e) the project area contains steep slopes (please indicate approximate acreage
excluding overlaps with stream corridors and flood plains, etc.)
‰ greater than or equal to (≥) 50% of project area
‰ greater than or equal to (≥) 25% but less than 50% of project area
‰ less than (<) 25% of project area
3 points
2 points
1 point
f) the project area contains a significant stream corridor (please indicate
approximate acreage or area, including map illustration)
‰ trout production
‰ trout maintenance
3 points
2 points
g) the project area contains significant freshwater wetlands (please indicate
approximate acreage excluding overlaps with stream corridors and flood plains.)
‰ exceptional resource value
‰ intermediate resource value
3 points
2 points
h) the project area enhances water quality protection efforts on lands adjacent to
C1 designated streams (must reference applicable plan document, report, study
or investigation)
3 points
i)
j)
the project area is included in the Wild and Scenic River Designation
‰ property site is associated with a Designated National Wild & Scenic River
‰ property site is associated with a river/stream under study for
National Wild & Scenic Designation
1 point
the project area is exemplary of a woodland community
5 points
3 points
B-3
7. Public Support. This factor evaluates the level of public support, other than funding support, to
achieve beneficial and desired land preservation goals – consistent with applicable plan objectives,
demonstrated public participation opportunities, and broad-based community consensus. (7 points
maximum)
a) Municipal support (by the municipal Governing Body)
b) Public support (demonstrated by public meetings, notices, petitions,
or other forums that may have been held on the subject matter)
c) Other letters of support (by community and civic organizations,
charitable conservancies, and other governmental entities
3 points
3 points
1 point
The nonprofit organization is invited to submit any additional information in support of its
project application request.
Glossary (supplement)
Steep Slopes means slopes greater than or equal to (≥) 15%.
Significant means the state or quality of the identified resource feature that is of contributing importance
to the overall project site or area.
Woodland Community means an area not less than 50 acres, which is predominately forest-covered and
integral to its surrounding environment, and essential to maintaining or enhancing water quality, soil
erosion and storm water control; native species habitat; energy conservation and pollution control; and
sustaining forest economy.
TABLE I
Activities
Points
Hiking or
Boating/canoeing
4
Biking or
Nature Study/observation
3
Picnicking or
Camping
2
Horseback Riding or
Skating
1
B-4
03/24/05 NPG Priority System
OSTF*doc
Schedule B-I
TABLE II
CHANGES IN MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY POPULATION
MUNICIPALITY
Alexandria
Bethlehem
Bloomsbury
Califon
Clinton Town
Clinton Twp
Delaware
East Amwell
Flemington
Franklin
Frenchtown
Glen Gardner
Hampton
High Bridge
Holland
Kingwood
Lambertville
Lebanon Boro
Lebanon Twp
Milford
Raritan
Readington
Stockton
Tewksbury
Union
West Amwell
Hunterdon
NJ
1990
2000
CHANGE
PERCENT
3,594
3,104
890
1,073
2,054
10,816
4,512
4,332
4,047
2,851
1,528
1,665
1,515
3,886
4,892
3,325
3,927
1,036
5,679
1,273
15,616
13,400
629
4,803
5,078
2,251
4,698
3,820
886
1,055
2,632
12,957
4,478
4,455
4,200
2,990
1,488
1,902
1,546
3,776
5,122
3,782
3,868
1,065
5,816
1,195
19,809
15,803
560
5,541
6,160
2,383
1,104
716
-4
-18
578
2,141
-34
123
153
139
-40
237
31
-110
230
457
-59
29
137
-78
4,193
2,403
-69
738
1,082
132
30.72
23.07
-0.45
-1.68
28.14
19.79
-0.75
2.84
3.78
4.88
-2.62
14.23
2.05
-2.83
4.70
13.74
-1.50
2.80
2.41
-6.13
26.85
17.93
-10.97
15.37
21.31
5.86
107,776
7,730,188
121,987
8,414,350
14,211
684,162
13.19
8.85
Source: 1990, 2000 U.S. Census; Calculations by Hunterdon County Planning Board
Hunterdon County Open Space Advisory Committee
(as of 2005)
Lawrence Coyne, Lebanon Borough–Region A
Frederick Gardner, (Alt.) East Amwell Township–Region B
Donald Goehe, (Alt.) Clinton Town-Region A
Debra Hirt, Union Township-Region A
(Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Representative)
Kimberly Testa, Frenchtown Borough-Region B
Rob Tucher, High Bridge Borough-Region A
George Wickard, Clinton Township-Region A
(County Planning Board Representative)
Suzanne Wilder, Bethlehem Township-Region A
John G. Trontis, Ex-Officio
(Hunterdon County Department of Parks and Recreation)
Honorable Marcia A. Karrow, Freeholder-Liaison
With Special Thanks and Appreciation to Former Members
Barbara Thurgarland, Kingwood Township
(County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board)
Helen Ringus, West Amwell Township
John Gattuso, Holland Township
Patricia Hilton, Readington Township
(County Agriculture Development Board)
Leilani Hershey, Kingwood Township
all contributing to preserve Hunterdon County’s rural character
and its natural, cultural and historic resources
Hunterdon County Open Space, Farmland
and Historic Preservation Trust Fund Plan
______________________________________________________
Contact:
Address:
Phone:
Fax:
E-mail:
Website:
Kevin Scott Richardson, Open Space Trust Fund Program
Route 12 County Complex, Bldg. 1
P.O Box 2900
Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
908.788.1490
Voice Mail: 908.806.5171
908.788.1662
[email protected]
www.co.hunterdon.nj.us click on Open Space Trust Fund Program
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