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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.

Of note:

  • Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2015 the Borough of Riverdale experienced the greatest percentage population increase in Morris County, rising by 20.1%, or 714 persons. This was also the third greatest percentage increase of all municipalities in the State.
  • The Township of Mount Olive experienced the greatest numeric increase in Morris County during this period, adding 938 persons.
  • During the same period, total housing units in Morris County increased by 0.8%, compared to a 1.1% increase for New Jersey.

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.

The 2016 application form and list of other required application materials can be found online.

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 bmurray@co.morris.nj.us for further information on the program or application process.