Thursday, October 11, 2012

Franklin Township (Hunterdon County) Farm Preserved

Chalk up another 36 acres for all of us acre whores!

This story originally appeared in the Hunterdon County Democrat.

Franklin Township's High Plains Farm to be preserved

FRANKLIN TWP. — High Plains Farm is in the farmland preservation process, says John DeMarrais, chairman of the township Open Space Committee.
The farmland consists of 36 acres on the Cherryville-Quakertown Road that belong to Linda Peterson and are adjacent to her family’s farmland, which is already preserved.
The development rights to High Plains Farm will cost $223,200, with the state paying 60% and the county and township each paying 20%.
With only a few administrative details pending, the closing will take place any month now, says DeMarrais.
The land has the desirable “Quakertown soil,” a sandy loam “that is some of the best in the state” for agriculture, says DeMarrais.
The township’s open-space tax garners about $270,000 a year, with much of it going to pay off previous purchases, he said.

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