Updates from the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut Highlands

Local open space funding measures passed in the Highlands

November 6th, 2008 Posted in New Jersey, Pennsylvania

The 11/4 election saw the passage of several open space funding measures in the Highlands of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A summary is below. Throughout the country, 88 measures passed, for a total of $8,410,616,140 in conservation funding! For more information, go to TPL’s LandVote database at: www.conservationalmanac.org/landvote/cgi-bin/register.cgi

PENNSYLVANIA:
1) Adams County approved a $10,000,000 Bond for the preservation of farmland, open space, habitat, and watersheds. It passed by 75% approval.
2) Upper Saucon Township approved a $24,000,000, 0.25 percent earned income tax increase for open space and recreational lands. It passed by 50% approval.

NEW JERSEY:
1) Hunterdon County approved a $152,000,000, 3 cents per $100 property tax extension for the preservation of open space, parks, and farmland. It passed by 76% approval.
2) Oakland Borough approved a $1,270,000 property tax, 5-year, extension of 1 cent per $100 open space tax. It passed by 70% approval.

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