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Wednesday, March 13, 2002

More Than $1.4 Million Approved in Municipal Open Space Awards

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:


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

Municipal Awards, page 2 of 2

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

TOTAL $1,439,250

For more information, please contact Howard Kyle, Chief of Staff, at (609) 343-2368.

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