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Pinelands Opened Up to Development

Date : Tue, 22 May 2012 11:29:16 -0400

For Immediate Release

May 22, 2012

Contact Jeff Tittel, 609-558-9100

Pinelands Opened Up to Development

The DEP and Pinelands Commission staff signed a Memorandum of Understanding that would allow for more overdevelopment and sprawl in one of the most ecologically important and sensitive regions of the state.The MOU has not been approved by the full Commission but we are concerned that Governor Christie's appointments to the Commission will rubberstamp it.Villages, towns, and growth areas designated by the Pinelands Commission will be placed in sewer service areas, allowing for more dense development.Many of the villages and towns are in rural areas while many of the growth areas are environmentally sensitive.The Pine Barrens are protected at the state and federal level and are an UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve and should not be targeted for inappropriate high-intensity development.Increased development in the Pinelands undermines drinking water protections and will mean more flooding, more traffic and higher property taxes as we subsidize sprawl and over development.

"For 30 years the Pinelands has been the most successful regional planning and natural resource protection model in the country and now the Christie administration is trying to undo it.He is trying to repeal the Pinelands Act by forcing growth in environmentally sensitive areas.If you build sewers in environmentally sensitive and rural parts of the Pinelands, you will end up destroying the Pinelands.Maybe not right away, but twenty years for now," said Jeff Tittel, Director, NJ Sierra Club.

This development will result in more non-point pollution entering the Barnegat Bay and other estuaries.Opening the Pinelands up to more sewers will make it virtually impossible for the DEP to a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Barnegat Bay.A TMDL is a tool under the Clean Water Act to reduce pollution entering a waterbody and outlines steps to achieve those reductions.This MOU will increase pollution from a number of new sources undermining the ability to develop and implement a TMDL for the Bay.

"When you couple this MOU expanding sewer service areas with the DEP Waiver Rule it basically becomes open season on the Pinelands," said Jeff Tittel.

Developing more densely and in new portions of the Pinelands will require additional pumping that could impact the aquifer and water table.Decreased ground water levels would impact the wetlands that provide critical habitat throughout the region.

"When you are in South Jersey the Pinelands is where the sprawl ends.The Pinelands are a vast green oasis in the middle of all the New Jersey sprawl.And now the Governor wants sprawl that over too, threatening one of the most unique ecosystems in the world," said Jeff Tittel.

Once a portion of the Pinelands is opened to more sewers, it will be difficult to limit the spread of sewers.First it will be the villages and then it will move out to agricultural areas.Next thing the Pinelands will look like Woodbridge and Cherry Hill.

Sewers will be extended out to pay for this expensive infrastructure.Package plants need to be replaced after 20 years and tax payers will be strapped with the costs.In the end they will run regional sewer lines out there or build bigger package plants and that will mean more pollution.With package plants if you have an accident you could contaminate the aquifer and all package plants will have an accident at some point.

The Governor has stopped work on updating New Jersey's Water Supply Master Plan, which is needed to determine if we have enough water to service this type of growth.The plan has not been updated in twenty years and excludes new developments and increased water supply allocations that have occurred in that long span.

This is part of the administration's ongoing agenda to open the Pinelands up to more development.The Governor's revised State Strategic Plan targeted the Pinelands and called for more sewers in the region and weakens regional planning efforts by making the Pinelands Commission's Comprehensive Management Plan subservient to the Strategic Plan.The Strategic Plan turns Pinelands villages into growth areas and requires more infrastructure, such as sewers, to support higher density development.

The administration is rolling back other important protections for our waterways.The administration is delaying the implementation of updated Water Quality Management Plans and weakening the plans to allow more development in sensitive areas.The DEP meeting with special interests behind closed doors to re-write important water quality rules for Flood Hazard Areas, stormwater management, stream buffers, riparian areas, and Category One streams.

"This is part of the Governor's on-going assault on the environmental protections.He is attacking the Highlands, water quality rules, clean energy, and cutting DEP staffing.Now he is targeting the Pinelands in his attempts to roll back 40 years of environmental protections," said Jeff Tittel.

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Triad as Trainers On May 3rd, Senior Associate Tammy Wetzel presented a full day resource development training at the NJ Emergency Preparedness Conference to approximately 86 emergency management professionals.

Grant Awards Small Cities $400,000 SisterHood Community Service Center City of Burlington

Funding Notes Sustainable Jersey Small Grant Program Sustainable Jersey announced its Small Grant Program funding for 2012. This year SJ has $200,000 available to fund projects which would support a municipality's bid for Sustainable Jersey Certification. This funding is only available to municipalities registered with Sustainable Jersey. Applications are due by July 15th. You can find more information about the program on their web site <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001ItmDM5sX8mJonC5zDlWMI2ZH-oSuJoc63AW13mcVwDJMw9f026psfMJ6nvApdCA9F7aBlm8FwcN3VXljqjRPIic9-eWh6ryPrb9eIOjrWIL7QCkeye0WTw==>.

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Implementation Grants would support eligible organizations in carrying out their plans to create a continuum of solutions that will significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in the target neighborhood. These grants would aid eligible organizations that have developed a plan that demonstrates: 1) the need for implementation of a Promise Neighborhood in the geographic area they are targeting; 2) a sound strategy; 3) and the capacity to implement the plan. Specifically, grantees would use implementation grant funds to develop the administrative capacity necessary to successfully implement a continuum of solutions, such as managing partnerships, integrating multiple funding sources, and supporting the data system. Maximum grant award is between $4-$6 million annually for 3 years with the potential for an additional 2 years. The match amount for implementation applicants is 100% of the grant award, which also includes public and private sources, and 10% of which must come from private sources. Notice of Intent to Apply are due on or before June 8, 2012. Applications are due by July 27, 2012.

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Triad Associates Secures $1.4 Million Grant for the Bridgeton High School Foundation for State of the Art Track and Field and Related Improvements

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Triad Associates was honored to be a part of the dedication of the new Jim Hursey Stadium at the Robert C. Thompson Family Sports Complex and to be recognized by Chairman Carl Kirstein during the ceremony for our work in securing a $1.4 million grant for this project.

Nearly 2 years ago, Triad Associates was asked to find the resources to advance this project from a vision to reality. Notwithstanding the extraordinary fund raising efforts and $1,000,000 contribution from benefactor Robert C. Thompson, this project which has been 5 years in the making was in need of additional financial help.

Triad's Grants Committee focused on the NJDEP Green Acres Program and with the assistance of Green Acres representatives and the cooperation of Mayor Albert Kelly and Bridgeton officials, we were able to secure two grants totaling $1.4 million.

This is truly a legacy project that will survive generations of high school athletes as did the original stadium dedicated to Jim Hursey. This is a case where a public/private partnership that involved the Bridgeton Board of Education, Bridgeton High School Foundation, the City of Bridgeton, numerous contributors, and the Green Acres grant combined to produce the "bricks and mortar," the venue for recreational opportunities for students, athletes and the community at large.

The Green Acres grant of $1.4 million represented approximately 30% of the total $4.5 million project. We are happy to have played a part in securing the future for this storied athletic complex.

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Triad Associates Secures Two Grants Totaling $690,000 Toward Construction of the Cresse Avenue Access Ramp*

Rainy weather couldn't dampen the positive spirit of the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Pedestrian Bicycle Handicapped Accessible Ramp at Cresse Avenue and the Boardwalk. New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Acting Commissioner Richard Constable, III presided over this weather shortened event to offer support and be recognized for the Department's commitment to this important project.

Cresse Avenue is the boundary street between Wildwood and Wildwood Crest. Its location contributed to the decision by both municipalities to pool the resources needed to see to the project's implementation. This multi-municipal project also had the financial support of the Wildwood Special Improvement District which manages activities on the Boardwalk.

In all, the new access ramp and related improvements is estimated to cost $800,000. In addition to the ramp, this project will include bike racks, seating and other amenities.

This project will contribute to enhanced pedestrian and bicycle safety and improve handicapped accessibility to the Boardwalk. It will also create a safe uninterrupted bikeway extending over 5 miles from Wildwood Crest through Wildwood to the Hereford Lighthouse in North Wildwood.

Triad Associates recommended and prepared the NJDCA Small Cities ($400,000), NJDOT Bikeways ($290,000) applications which along with Urban Enterprise Zone funding from Wildwood Crest of $120,000 will be invested in this project.

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CCR To Be Replaced By SAM

SAM LogoOn May 29, 2012, the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system is going away. CCR, along with Federal Agency Registration (FedReg), the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS), will be migrated into the new System for Award Management, or SAM.

For those of you familiar with this effort, you know it will reduce the number of passwords you need to remember, reduce the number of systems you need to enter and interact with, and reduce data redundancy by sharing the data across the award lifecycle

What does the transition to SAM mean for you? Here are answers to a few of your most pressing concerns.

I have a current CCR registration. What do I do? You do not need to do anything right away. When it is time to renew your current CCR registration, you will do it in SAM.

What will happen to my data? Your data will be migrated from CCR into SAM. It will be in SAM when you are ready to access it. When it is time to renew your registration, you will go to SAM.gov, create a simple SAM user account, and follow the online instructions to validate and update your information.

When do I need to register for a user account in SAM“ You only need to register for a user account in SAM when it is time to begin updating your current registration. You do not need to do anything right away.

What if my registration expires close to the CCR to SAM transition” If your record was set to expire between May 15, 2012 and July 15, 2012, we are extending your expiration date by 90 days. You will receive an e-mail notification from CCR when we extend your expiration date. You will receive standard e-mail reminders to update your record based on this new expiration date. Those e-mail notifications will come from SAM.

What is the timeline for the CCR transition to SAM“ Transition is planned for the Memorial Day weekend to have the least impact. That said, there will be an impact. CCR will shut down in order to successfully migrate the data into SAM. CCR's last business day is Wednesday, May 23, 2012. It will no longer accept new registrations or updates to current registrations after that time. The CCR Search capability will remain active through the transition to allow you to search for an entity's current registration status. SAM will go live on Tuesday morning, May 29, 2012.

When will CCR stop accepting new registrations or updates to current registrations” CCR will stop accepting data at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. No new registrations can be submitted after that time. No updates to existing registrations can be submitted after that time. Any registrations in process will be on hold until SAM goes live the morning of May 29, 2012. Plan ahead now.

Proposed Census Budget Cuts Raise Concerns

Last week the House of Representatives passed a bill that contains the Census Bureau's budget. The proposed budget would cut the Bureau's budget to $855 million, $88 million below last year's total and $116 million below the White House's request. The budget cut would be in addition to ending the American Community Survey and would impact on the Economic Census. The bill raises a number of concerns relating to census data that is often used in generating grant applications and understanding the demographics of a community.

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Pinelands Commission and DEP Reach Landmark Agreement

The Pinelands Commission and the New Jersey DEP recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding recognizing designated Pinelands villages, towns and growth areas as sewer service areas. This landmark agreement will likely have significant planning implications for many municipalities. Pinelands communities, which anticipated very little in the way of growth and development by virtue of their location in the Pinelands, may now be subject to some significant development pressure - particularly if public sewer and other infrastructure are accessible.

Affordable Housing Trust Fund Spending Deadline

As can been seen from the numerous recent news articles, many municipalities are busy finalizing their Affordable Housing Trust Fund Spending Plans and adopting resolutions to commit their Affordable Housing Trust fund monies in order to avoid forfeiting portions of their trust fund savings by the July 17, 2012 deadline. (A law that was enacted in 2008 gave New Jersey municipalities four years to spend the money that was sitting in their affordable housing trust funds. State officials have said they will enforce a July deadline to collect any unspent money).

Triad Associates has been asked by several of our clients (listed below) to assist with finalizing Spending Plans and most importantly, to begin implementing their programs.

  Upper Township - Implementation of Housing Rehabilitation Loan     Program for 14 Homes    Willingboro Township - Implementation of Housing Rehabilitation Loan     Program for 6 Units    Brigantine City - Implementation of Market To Affordable Program for       2 For Sale Units    City of Burlington - Finalize Spending Plan and Implementation of     Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program    Township of Delran - Implementation of Housing Rehabilitation Loan     Program

Give us a call to discuss how Triad can help your community prepare for the looming deadline.

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Cumberland Empowerment Zone Develops 11th Home Under NSP

NSP Unit - 60 Cedar Street Before Before Demolition

To Be Constructed

Triad Associates, the designated developer for the Cumberland Empowerment Zone Corporation Neighborhood Stabilization Programs has started construction on the fourth Neighborhood Stabilization Program home in Bridgeton. This unit, located at 60 Cedar Street in Bridgeton, NJ, will be a newly constructed 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with a basement. The Empowerment Zone, which received a $2.5 million federal NSP grant, has been using the grant funds to substantially rehabilitate 11 foreclosed or abandoned homes in Vineland and Bridgeton to make them available for purchase at excellent prices.

The selling price of this unit is $120,000.00. The home is planned for occupancy in early August, 2012.Buyers pay no more than 35% of their gross household income for housing costs (mortgage, real estate taxes, and homeowner's insurance). Applicants will be required to have a minimum credit score of 640 in order to obtain mortgage pre-approval. Down payment and closing cost assistance may be available.

The Empowerment Zone has substantially rehabilitated and/or demolished and constructed 10 foreclosed or abandoned homes, which included roof replacement, new HVAC unit(s), new water heater, new windows (dual pane), insulated exterior doors, new appliances, new flooring, interior and exterior paint, new front yard landscaping, baseboards, attic insulation, smoke detectors, new plumbing and electrical and inspection for termites and lead-based paint.

NJ League of Municipalities Monthly Article

Triad is the NJLM's Official Grants Consultant

Homeland Security Funding

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fiscal year 2013 budget request outlines $39.5 billion in net discretionary funding and a separate $5.5 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund. According to a DHS release, the budget would "redirect" more than $850 million from reductions in overhead costs, travel, overtime and duplicative programs into major initiatives.

The budget request includes $769 million for the National Cyber Security Division, which works with state and local government and the critical infrastructure sector to help protect those assets. The budget would increase discretionary funding for Customs and Border Protection to $10.4 billion, FEMA $4.5 billion and the Science and Technology Directorate $831 million.

The DHS says emphasis will be placed on building core capabilities to address "high-consequence events that pose the greatest risk to the security and resilience of the United States". Further it says, "Grantees will map their proposed investments to one or more specific core capabilities and incorporate effectiveness measures that facilitate accountability".

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