FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps Website Launched
Morris County has launched a website to inform and assist municipal officials and property owners as they begin the process of reviewing the flood hazard maps provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Visit morriscountynj.gov/planning/firms.
Open Space Grant Applications Received
For the 2016 funding round, 6 applications requesting over $4.0 million were submitted to the Morris County municipal/non-profit open space grant program. The Open Space Trust Fund Committee will review the applications, visit the properties and provide funding recommendations to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders by November 9, 2016. View the list of applications.
Municipal Population and County Housing Unit Estimates for 2015 Released by Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau has released new municipal population estimates and county housing unit estimates for 2015.
Tables showing the latest municipal population estimates and county housing unit estimates have been posted to the Data and Statistics page.
County Population Estimates for 2015 Released by Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau has released new county population estimates for 2015. According to the Census Bureau, Morris County’s population was 499,509 on July 1, 2015, an increase of 1.5% from the 492,276 count recorded on April 1, 2010 as part of the Decennial Census. By comparison, New Jersey’s population is estimated to have increased by 1.9% during the same period.
A table showing the 2015 population estimates for all counties in New Jersey has been posted to the Data and Statistics page of this website.
In addition, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has released highlights of the latest 2015 county population estimates in New Jersey.
Open Space Grant Applications Available
The Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation has released the application form for the 2016 funding round of municipal/non-profit open space projects under the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund. Any of the 39 municipalities in the county and qualified non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding.
All application materials are due by 4:30 PM on Friday, June 17, 2016.
Please contact Barbara Murray in the Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation at (973) 829-8120 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on the program or application process.