Archive for Tag: farmland preservation

Sauickie and Clifton’s ‘single most important’ farmland appraisal bill signed by governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Hailed by agricultural leaders as the “single most important positive piece of legislation,” Assemblymen Alex Sauickie and Rob Clifton’s bill promising fairer farmland assessments conducted for preservation was signed into law Monday. “This legislation is easily a home run and helps level the playing field for...

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Sauickie proposal would save more farmland slated for warehouse development

TRENTON, N.J. – Farmers enticed to sell their land to warehouse or high-density developers would receive counter offers from the state under a new preservation program proposed by Assemblyman Alex Sauickie. “While warehouses are good for consumers, they significantly impact a community’s character. Not every municipality may have the...

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Model ordinances for municipalities to address warehouse construction advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Municipalities could soon have access to model ordinances to aid them in addressing warehouse expansion and construction under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Alex Sauickie and passed by an Assembly committee on Monday, Dec. 12. The bill (A4950) requires the State Planning Commission to prepare, adopt...

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Sauickie’s bill promising fairer farmland appraisals clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Alex Sauickie’s legislation updating the appraisal process for determining the value of farmland acquired for preservation was cleared by an Assembly committee on Monday. “From limiting urban sprawl to providing locally grown produce, preserved farmland benefits communities in so many ways. In order to encourage...

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