2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:1C-15 - Duties

NJ Rev Stat § 4:1C-15 (2016) What's This?

4:1C-15. Duties
Every board shall:

a. Develop and adopt, after public hearings, agricultural retention and development programs, which shall have as their principal purpose the long-term encouragement of the agricultural business climate and the preservation of agricultural land in the county;

b. Establish the minimum acreage of significant masses of reasonably contiguous land required for the creation of a municipally approved program or other farmland preservation programs;

c. Establish minimum standards for the inclusion of land in a municipally approved program or other farmland preservation programs;

d. Review and approve, conditionally approve or disapprove petitions for the formation of a municipally approved program or other farmland preservation programs, and monitor the operations thereof;

e. Review and approve, conditionally approve or disapprove, prior to any applications to the committee, any request for financial assistance authorized by this act;

f. Monitor and make appropriate recommendations to the committee and to county and municipal governing bodies and boards with respect to resolutions, ordinances, regulations and development approvals which would threaten the continued viability of agricultural activities and farmland preservation programs within agricultural development areas;

g. At the request of a municipality, require that any person proposing any nonagricultural development in an agricultural development area prepare and submit a statement as to the potential impact the proposed development would have on agricultural activities in the area.

L.1983, c. 32, s. 8, eff. Jan. 26, 1983, operative Jan. 26, 1983.


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