NJ Pinelands Commission Meetings are usually held the second Friday of each month. The meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. and are generally held at the Richard J. Sullivan Center for Environmental Policy and Education, 15C Springfield Road, New Lisbon, New Jersey.
PPA attends the regular monthly meetings along with all sub-committee meetings held during the month. Meeting agendas and packets (meeting items) for the regular monthly meetings can be found on the Pinelands Commission's web site. (click here) The monthly meeting packets contain maps and reports completed by the Pinelands staff which are presented to Commissioners for their action.
Previous Pinelands Commission monthly meetings:
The December 9, 2016 Pinelands Commission meeting was the meeting since the Appellate Divison of NJ Superior Court rled that the full Commission must vote agian on whether or not the South Jersey Gas pipeline projects meets the standards of the CMP. The Commission meet and passed two resolution pertaining to the pipelines being proposed through the Pinelands.
Audio recording after close session - vote on gas pipeline resoultions:
Audio from Dec. 9, 2016 Pinelands Commission meeting explaining the resolutions. You will hear the Deputy Attorney General speaking.
The video of the June 12, 2015 Pinelands Commission meeting is below. The agenda is posted on the Pinelands Commission web site (click here). During this meeting there was a long discussion by the staff about the differences between public and private development applications and the process for each (example South Jersey Gas application).
The video of the August 13, 2015 meeting is below. There was an announcement that a Certificate of Filing (to view a copy - click here) has been issued for the South Jersey Gas pipeline application during the Executive Directors report which is near the beginning of the meeting.
The public comments portion of the meeting begins at 0:31:48. There are some very good comments by Micah Rasmussen about the NJ Natural Gas pipeline project at 1:19:02 at 1:48:13 is Rich Bizub's, PPA staff member, comments about the ongoing Kirkwood Cohensey water initiative, and 1:51:09 are comments by Arnold Fishman, a Medford resident, about the South Jersey Gas pipeline project.
At the February 13, 2015 meeting of the full Commission, Chairman Mark Lohbauer indicated he would create an Ad Hoc Committee to investigate if there was a need to amend the Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP) to address MOA's in a different manner. The committee has begun to meet.
The Pinelands Commission recently restarted the Agriculture Committee subcommittee. The first meeting was held on May 1, 2015. To view the meeting packet by click here.
Pinelands Commission Agriculture Committee Meeting, May 1, 2015
The next Agriculture Committee meeting was held July 31, 2015. The agenda list the continued discussion of the proposed pilot program for special events and expanded economic opportunities on agricultural lands. (click here for meeting packet)