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  • Lacey Rail Trail – Environmental Committee
    TO INCREASE THE MONEY NEEDED FOR ENGINEERING AND ATTORNEY COSTS TO 1 250 000 IF YOU CAN COME TO THE MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT IT WOULD BE A GREAT SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR THE TRAIL OR AGAINST THE SPENDING ON THE ROAD FOR FOLKS THAT WISH TO SAY A FEW WORDS TO THE COMMITTEE THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME TALKING POINTS 1 If you are a user of the trail I am sure you could simply say a few words about how much of an improvement the trail is to the township 2 it is a beautiful open space 3 if the entire 4 mile section was completed in town and linked with the already completed Berkeley Township section how much greater of a recreational experience it would be 4 The trail provides a safe pedestrian route away from the perils of traffic and the pollution that goes along with it 5 The new intersection improvement is working and there is no logjam on Rte 9 S 6 The road is not needed and is a waste of taxpayers money 7 The township should sell the right of way to the Trust for Public Land or New Jersey Conservation Foundation who had already expressed an interest 8 The TPL or NJCF would likely donate their purchase to Ocean County so the county could finish the Barnegat Branch Trail in its entirety 9 Can you imagine a 15 6 mile pedestrian trail once completed running through 5 municipalities of Barnegat Ocean Lacey Berkeley and S Toms River 10 The township has spent enough money on this roadway money pit and there is no good reason for it 11 I could go on and on I wish after 14 years the Township would realize what a gem this trail opportunity is and for them to let the County finish the trail for generations to enjoy SAVE IT DON T PAVE IT G ET OUT THERE AND ENJOY THE BEST ADDITION TO OCEAN COUNTY THE BARNEGAT BRANCH TRAIL ALTHOUGH THE LACEY TOWNSHIP PORTION IS ONLY COMPLETED NORTH UP TO LACEY ROAD RESIDENTS ARE REALLY LIKING WHAT THEY SEE Have YOU driven through the Route 9 Lacey Road intersection lately Finally after 14 years of hard advocating for the NJDOT to push this project through the pipeline I can say it was well worth it No more traffic logjam heading south on Route 9 The intersection traffic lights timing has also been adjusted to allow for safer passage The cement barrier is also a much needed safety feature for pedestrians to cross A big thank you to Senator Christopher Connors and the 9th Legislative District for their continuous support during the last 14 years Now residents need to stand up and tell the Lacey Township Committee NO ROAD on the Barnegat Branch Trail Let Ocean County develop the rest of the railroad right of way as a trail in Lacey Better yet Lacey Township should sell their portion to the Trust for Public Land so it

    Original URL path: http://www.laceyrailtrail.org/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Milestones – Lacey Rail Trail
    2012 cafra denial Letter Posted by dbahrle at 8 18 pm Follow the Trail by visiting our Facebook page Categories Milestones Posts Archives February 2013 December 2012 2012 Lacey Rail Trail The Lacey Rail Trail Committee is a 501 c

    Original URL path: http://www.laceyrailtrail.org/category/milestones/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Mission Statement – Lacey Rail Trail
    trail Lacey officials ignored the vote for preservation and proceeded with a pro road and pro development agenda After years of contentious local Township meetings and with no trail preservation options ever pursued by the Township committee in 2005 the pro road Township committee submitted an application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental NJDEP protection for a necessary Coastal Area Facility Review Act CAFRA permit to construct approximately 8 10 of a mile of the proposed roadway Requests for additional information were made by the NJDEP on the application Support for the road was given by NJDOT and OceanCounty a local public hearing was held and extensive public comments were submitted on the application The Lacey Rail Trail Environmental Committee retained experts in the field of traffic analysis planning storm water and environmental review to comment on the application Numerous environmental organizations supported the preservation of the trail The Central Jersey Rail Coalition also supported preservation of the trail for possible future rail service restoration After thorough review the NJDEP issued a DENIAL on the Township s road CAFRA application in April 2006 Lacey Township Committee members could not reach a consensus to appeal the Department s decision and instead chose to yet again place a non binding referendum question on the ballot in the fall of 2006 The pro road ballot question had the support of tens of thousands of dollars to promote it The ballot question asked if residents wanted a road built on the right of way to relieve traffic on Route 9 The question did not give the voters the option to preserve the trail It was a road or nothing They were only offered traffic relief or not A majority of voters chose traffic relief This time the elected officials chose to listen to

    Original URL path: http://www.laceyrailtrail.org/mission-statement/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Donations – Lacey Rail Trail
    for generations to come Without your continued donations we would be unable to afford to continue to fight against haphazard road development on a 2 mile portion of the Barnegat Branch Trail in Lacey township ONCE IT IS GONE IT IS GONE FOREVER Send your tax deductable donations to Lacey Rail Trail Environmental Committee P O Box 118 Lanoka Harbor NJ 08734 AS ALWAYS THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

    Original URL path: http://www.laceyrailtrail.org/donations/ (2016-04-29)
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  • NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, & UPDATES – Lacey Rail Trail
    linear development waiver for Railroad Avenue from Lacey Road to South Street The integrity and continuity of the Barnegat Branch Trail will be destroyed Thousands of mature trees will come down pedestrian safety will be compromised and the Lacey taxpayers will be footing a 14 24 million bill to build a 1 9 mile roadway that is not needed Please send your comments asking for the NJDEP to NOT ISSUE a CAFRA permit and linear development waiver no later than August 20 2013 SEND YOUR COMMENTS AGAINST THE PROJECT TO Charles Welch Supervisor Land Use Regulation Program P O Box 439 Trenton NJ 08625 or email to Charlie Welch dep state nj us Once the trail is gone it is gone forever UPDATE The Barnegat Branch Trail is progressing through the south end of Lacey Township Check out the progress from the Waretown Lacey border to Lakeside Drive S in Forked River The trail should be ready for bikers joggers and walkers by summer s end Hope you came out on National Trails Day on June 1st Pedestrian traffic was heavy on the Barnegat Branch Trail in Barnegat Waretown and Bayville Public Comment Letter SEND THE ABOVE LETTER WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS TO Lindsey Logan dep state nj us or mail to the address below PLEASE SEND YOUR LETTER TODAY THE DEADLINE IS NOW ACTION ALERT The LRTEC kindly requests your help by submitting your public comment letter to the NJDEP in opposition to a CAFRA permit for development of a portion of a roadway to be built on the Lacey portion of the Barnegat Branch Trail Written comments must be submitted within 30 days of the start of the public comment period beginning January 23 2013 The applicant is Lacey Township Bldg Associates LLC The LURP file number

    Original URL path: http://www.laceyrailtrail.org/news-announcements-updates/ (2016-04-29)
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  • dbahrle – Lacey Rail Trail
    Letter today Check our Updates Tab to download your Public Comment Letter today Posts Feb 26 2013 Posted by dbahrle at 4 53 am CAFRA Denial CAFRA Denial Milestones Posts Dec 20 2012 cafra denial Letter Posted by dbahrle at 8 18 pm Follow the Trail by visiting our Facebook page Categories Milestones Posts Archives February 2013 December 2012 2012 Lacey Rail Trail The Lacey Rail Trail Committee is a

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  • Posts – Lacey Rail Trail
    download your Public Comment Letter today Posts Feb 26 2013 Posted by dbahrle at 4 53 am CAFRA Denial CAFRA Denial Milestones Posts Dec 20 2012 cafra denial Letter Posted by dbahrle at 8 18 pm Permalink Posts Dec 20 2012 hdastef Posted by ckkleier at 7 59 pm Follow the Trail by visiting our Facebook page Categories Milestones Posts Archives February 2013 December 2012 2012 Lacey Rail Trail The

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  • February 2013 – Lacey Rail Trail
    to download your Public Comment Letter today Posts Feb 26 2013 Posted by dbahrle at 4 53 am Follow the Trail by visiting our Facebook page Categories Milestones Posts Archives February 2013 December 2012 2012 Lacey Rail Trail The Lacey

    Original URL path: http://www.laceyrailtrail.org/2013/02/ (2016-04-29)
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