The letter following the "Read More" was written by the Harding Open Space Trust and Harding Land Trust and represents their position regarding the acquisition of Primrose Preserve. In keeping with our mission for an informed citizenry, we felt it was fitting to put it in the Open Space section of our website. The Township Committee will vote on Wed, July 13 whether or not to fund the purchase of Primrose Preserve. When you read the letter you will see that there is a feeling that it will not be funded, however we have not received the Township Committee's position or any opposing point of view. There will be a Special Joint Meeting of HOST and the Environmental Commission on Monday, July 11, at 7:30 in Kirby Hall. Primrose Preserve will be among the items of discussion. If you have an interest in this we would urge you to come out and hear more.
HARDING OPEN SPACE TRUST (HOST) March 10, 2010
Attendees: Loren Pfeiffer, Wm Settle, J. Murray,J. Somers, N.Platt, N.Ward, L.Weppler, J.Kovacs, T. Bologna(Harding Land Trust), Gail McKane(Town Clerk)
Mr. Murray (HLT) reported violations of easements resolved. Discussed tree removal & new trees planted on (formerly) Wilkerson property, Sand Spring Rd. Mr. Platt commented easements should be settled before any building permits issued.
Mr. Platt suggested a Parks Committee, consisting of representatives of all local interests, be formed. They should be appointed by TC with responsibility for geese supervision, skating, fishing as well as grass maintenance. This would be volunteer group with no budget to help the Township budget deficit.
Planning Bd/Township Com. No new liaison person has been appointed.
Stewardship Day. Volunteers will monitor and photo HLT easements.
Corporate Work Day: Volunteers will work on Gate House property.
Old Business: Eggert Property gift to US Park Service has passed US House of Representatives and is awaiting Senate approval. Great Swamp: Purchase of Totten Property, Woodland Ave, by Great Swamp Natl Preserve received motion of HOST support by letter with 2 abstentions.
The Harding Open Space Trust (“HOST”) Committee is an advisory committee appointed by the Township whose purpose is to help the Township acquire and manage the Town’s open space properties and policies.