Frelinghuysen Township’s Farmland Preservation Committee was
formed in 2000 with the approval of a ballot question for an additional $.01
tax for open space. The board began with seven members, many of whom still
serve on the committee today. The township clerk functions as an Alternate
The state Farmland Preservation Program is administered by
the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC), which coordinates with
County Agriculture Development Boards, municipal governments, nonprofit
organizations and landowners in the development of plans that best meet the
needs of individual landowners.
The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the
Preservation Committee, which are held at Town Hall on the first Wednesday
of each month, beginning at 8:00 p.m.
How is farmland preserved in Frelinghuysen Township?
Township has partnered with the county of Warren and the state of New Jersey
to develop the Planning Incentive Grant (PIG) which allows the three
entities to share the funding of the preservation of farmland. The state
contributes 65% of the funds necessary for preservation, while the remaining
35% is shared by the county and the township. In addition to easing the
financial burden on the township, PIG gives Frelinghuysen the opportunity to
preserve certain properties that are often too small to fit the criteria for
county or state preservation.
owners who may be interested in learning more about the PIG program are
encouraged to contact Frelinghuysen town hall.