Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson has announced approval of more than $1.4 million in Open Space Partnership Program awards for the county's 23 municipalities, of which $380,000 has been designated for land acquisition in Absecon, Egg Harbor Township, Linwood, Mullica Township and Somers Point.
These awards represent the third round of funding through this program which last year allocated $1,488,013, according to Levinson. "This brings our total to nearly $3 million dedicated to municipal open space acquisition and development since the Open Space Municipal Partnership Program was implemented in 2001," he said.
In order to encourage open space preservation, Levinson said larger grants were given to municipalities with projects that would acquire open space.
The awards are as follows:
CITY DESCRIPTION FUNDING
Absecon Acquire 5 lots within Jonathan Pitney Recreation Park $75,000
Atlantic City Construct a nature observation deck at Filbert Avenue $56,000
Brigantine Public boat ramp upgrade and dock expansion (phase II) $60,000
Buena Borough Construct new recreation amenities at Melini Park $59,000
Buena Vista Facilities improvements at Michael Debbi Park ( phase II) $60,000
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Corbin City Construct concrete boat ramp and provide fencing and
landscape at city park beach $35,000
Egg Harbor City Construct two swimming docks and install lights at lake $57,500
Egg Harbor Twp. Acquire land at Canale Park and at West Jersey Ave.
and Broadway for bikeway trail head $65,000
Estell Manor Historic preservation of Risley School House (phase III) $60,000
Folsom Construct baseball fields and a walking trail (phase II) $60,000
Galloway Twp. Construct baseball field and tot lot in Wrangleboro Park $75,000
Hamilton Twp. Construct field #2 at Liepe Tract Recreation Center $60,000
Hammonton Construct soccer & baseball fields at Boyer Avenue Park $60,000
Linwood Acquire land at Wabash Avenue for city park $90,000
Longport Construct a 2,000-ft. Pedestrian trail behind seawall $56,750
Margate Construct pedestrian pier at Waterfront Park (phase III) $60,000
Mullica Twp. Acquire 22 acres adjacent to township recreation area $60,000
Northfield Install lights along new bike path (phase III) $60,000
Pleasantville Construct a Veterans Park at Ansley & Franklin Avenues $60,000
Port Republic Construct pavillion at Harry Bowen Park $60,000
Somers Point Acquire land for city park along Patcong Creek (phase III) $90,000
Ventnor Improve recreational complex at Surrey Avenue $60,000
Weymouth Twp. Construct recreational facilities behind township building $60,000
For more information, please contact Howard Kyle, Chief of Staff, at (609) 343-2368.