• Petitioned Hunterdon County Freeholders

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Hunterdon County Freeholders

Maintain funding of the Hunterdon County Open Space Trust Fund

    1. roger byrom
    2. Petition by

      roger byrom

      new york, NY

The Open Space Trust Fund protects the things that make Hunterdon County a great place to live work and play - natural resources, scenic beauty, clean air and water and rural charm. A vast majority - three out of four- voters approved funding for Open Space preservation in 2008.

Recent signatures


    1. Success - Our 3Cents tax stays - unanimous vote of support by Freeholders

      roger byrom
      Petition Organizer

      We had a very strong showing at the Freeholders' Public Hearing last night.
      Thank you everyone for taking the time to attend and speak.
      The Freeholders' listened and unanimously agreed to maintain the 3Cents rate - which is great.
      But they also agreed to use the Fund to pay down about $3M of pre-existing debt from the purchase of land for the golf course. Many people - including some Freeholders - feel they do not have the legal authority to do this. They do not let Townships do this. So what ever the legal position it is a terrible precedent and poor governance on the Freeholders' behalf. If you agree please continue to add your support to this petition - which we will present to the Freeholders when the vote to complete the 2012 budget process in the coming weeks.

    2. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Clifford Ballard LEBANON, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      This is exactly the time in the market to purchase MORE open not divert funds to other purposes. I urge Freeholders to abide by the vote of the people and not bureaucratic interests.

    • Timothy Jost NEW HOPE, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Though not a Hunterdon County resident, I am an avid bicyclist, and wish to remind all Freeholders of the precious treasure of Open Space you have and are being entrusted to steward. I can assure you that many bicyclists from PA & other NJ counties, ride Hunterdon County roads because of its open space, and spend sums of money supporting local businesses. Continue doing all you can to protect and acquire more open space.

    • Patricia Haertlein LEBANON, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      The Open Space Trust Fund is an important tool to help keep Hunterdon what it is, preserving land and natural resources. The taxpayers told you this is where they wanted to go when they accepted the program. By thinking about both reducing the amount of money raised AND diverting it from its intended use the freeholders continue to show their lack of understanding of what their constituents want. Leave the Trust Fund alone

    • kyle macdonald WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Our open spaces are a big part of Hunterdon counties charm and quality of life and must be preserved.

    • Margaret DeRossett FLEMINGTON, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      I want my tax dollars to be spent as I directed when I voted for the Open Space Trust Fund, not with revisions.


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