Friday, January 13th, 2012

The State Planning Commission will be conducting six public hearings, including one in Morris County, to receive testimony on the draft Final State Strategic State Plan: New Jersey’s State Development and Redevelopment Plan and the draft Infrastructure Needs Assessment.

Morris County residents and local officials will have the opportunity to comment on the draft Strategic Plan during a public hearing Monday, Feb. 27 at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 East Hanover Ave., in Morris Township.

A presentation on the plan will be given at 6 p.m., with the public hearing to follow at 7 p.m.

Other public hearings across the state are scheduled for:
●Feb. 13 at Richard Stockton College in Galloway;
●Feb. 16 at the Offices of Government Service, Gloucester County Clayton Complex, Building A in Clayton;
●Feb. 23 at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority in Newark;
●Feb. 28 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch;
●March 1 at Rutgers University EcoComplex in Bordentown.

A presentation on the plan will be given at 6 p.m., with the public hearing to follow at 7 p.m. at each session. In the event of inclement weather resulting in a canceled hearing, the following date(s) have been reserved:

●March 6 at 6 p.m. at Rutgers University’s Civic Square Building in New Brunswick;
●March 21 at 10 a.m. at the State House Annex in Trenton.

A copy of the draft Final State Strategic Plan is available for public inspection at the New Jersey Department of State, Office for Planning Advocacy, 225 West State Street, Trenton, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Plan and its supporting documents are also available online on the Office for Planning Advocacy’s website, http://www.state.nj.us/state/planning/df.html.