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Residents of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean County

Tell your Board of Chosen Freeholders you disapprove of the way their Commission appointee voted on the South Jersey Gas Pipeline and that you expect your representative to uphold the Comprehensive Management Plan in the upcoming New Jersey Natural Gas pipeline vote.

Your Board of Chosen Freeholders has designated a representative to the Pinelands Commission. You can call, write, or attend the monthly Freeholder meeting and tell them that you support the protection of New Jersey’s Pinelands and that you expect their representative on the Commission to do a better job protecting the Pinelands.

Call your County Freeholder Director and:

1. State your name and municipality

2. Express your displeasure with how your county appointment voted on the South Jersey Gas Pipeline

3. Explain why the upcoming New Jersey Natural Gas SRL pipeline violates the Comprehensive Management Plan, and urge your freeholders to direct their appointment to vote no on the pipeline.

Sample script:

Hi, my name is (name) and I am a resident of (municipality). I am deeply concerned about health, safety, and our environment. I want to register my disapproval the way our Pinelands Commissioner (name of Commissioner) voted on the South Jersey Gas pipeline application. The New Jersey Natural Gas Southern Reliability Link pipeline is coming before the Pinelands Commission for a vote later this summer. This pipeline is routed through the statutory Preservation Area of the Pinelands and fails to meet water resource protections. As such, it violates the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan and puts the Pinelands at risk. Please direct your appointment on the Pinelands Commission to reject this unnecessary project.


Check below for phone numbers and term expirations for each county appointment. The expirations are per the Pinelands Commission website. If you find information indicating that your county appointment has since been reappointed, please contact us.

If you plan on attending any of these meetings let us know. Email Katie Smith, Policy Advocate at katie@pinelandsalliance.org.


All county appointees to the Pinelands Commission voted to approve the South Jersey Gas pipeline on February 24th.


 

Call us for more information 609-859-8860. RSVP if you plan on attending to katie@pinelandsalliance.org

Board of Freeholders Upcoming Meetings for the following Pinelands counties:

Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean


Atlantic County
Pinelands Commissioner: Paul Galletta - term expired June 28, 2010

Phone Number:

Frank Formica, Chair: (609) 645-5900

Meeting Dates:

  • June 27, 4pm
  • July 11, 4pm
  • July 25, 4pm
  • August 8, 4pm
  • August 22, 4pm

Meeting Location: 201 Shore Road, Northfield, NJ 08225

Website:http://www.atlantic-county.org/freeholders/schedule.asp

Take Action:

1. Call, write, or show up to comment at the next freeholder meeting.


Burlington County
Pinelands Commissioner: Sean Earlen (Commission chair) - term expires July 27, 2017

Phone Number:

Bruce Garganio, Director: (609) 265-5020

Meeting Dates:

  • June 28, 7pm
  • July 12, 7pm
  • July 26, 7pm
  • August 9, 7pm
  • August 23, 7pm

Meeting location: 49 Rancocas Road, Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6000, Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Website: http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/calendar.aspx?CID=38

Take Action:

1. Call, write, or show up to comment at the next freeholder meeting.

2. Sign this online petition to the Burlington County Freeholders - it will be emailed directly to the Freeholders. Share with friends please!


Camden County
Pinelands Commissioner: Ed McGlinchey - term expires December 31, 2017

Phone Number:

Louis Cappelli, Jr., Director: (856) 225-5451

Jeffrey Nash - Department of Parks, Division of Environmental Affairs: (856) 225-5466

Meeting Dates:

  • June 15, 7pm, Cherry Hill Community Center, 820 Mercer St., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
  • July 20, 7pm, Bellmawr Fire and Rescue Ballroom, 29 Lewis Ave., Bellmawr, NJ
  • August 17, 7pm, Camden County College, 200 College Drive, Gloucester Twp, NJ 08012

Website: http://www.camdencounty.com/events/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe-bar-search=%22freeholder+meeting%22

Take Action:

1. Call, write, or show up to comment at the next freeholder meeting.


Cape May County
Pinelands Commissioner: William Brown - term expires June 28, 2017

Phone Number:

Gerald Thornton, Director: (609) 465-1065

Meeting Dates:

  • June 27, 4:30pm
  • July 11, 7pm
  • July 25, 4:30pm
  • August 8, 7pm
  • August 22, 4:30pm

Meeting Location: 4 Moore Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Website:http://capemaycountynj.gov/586/Board-of-Chosen-Freeholders

Take Action:

1. Call, write, or show up to comment at the next freeholder meeting.


Cumberland County
Pinelands Commissioner: Jane Jannarone - term expires April 30, 2017

Phone Number:

Joseph Derella, Director: (856) 453-2125

Meeting Dates:

  • June 20, 6pm
  • June 27, 6pm
  • July 18, 6pm
  • July 25, 6pm
  • August 15, 6pm
  • August 22, 6pm

Meeting Location: 164 W Broad St, Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Website:http://www.co.cumberland.nj.us/meetings

Take Action:

1. Call, write, or show up to comment at the next freeholder meeting.

2. Sign this online petition to the Cumberland County Freeholders - it will be emailed directly to the Freeholders. Share with friends please!


Gloucester County
Pinelands Commissioner: Joe Chila* - term expires January 28, 2019

*Mr. Chila is also a Gloucester County Freeholder and serves as Deputy Freeholder Director.

Phone Number:

Robert Damminger, Director: (856) 853-3395

Meeting Dates:

  • June 21, 6:30pm
  • July 12, 6:30pm
  • July 26, 6:30pm
  • August 9, 6:30pm
  • August 23, 6:30pm

Meeting location: County Courthouse, Room 201, 1 N Broad St, Woodbury, NJ 08096
Mailing address: 2 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 337, Woodbury, New Jersey 08096

Website:http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us/opengov/freesched.asp

Take Action:

1. Call, write, or show up to comment at the next freeholder meeting.


Ocean County
Pinelands Commissioner: Alan Avery - term expires June 28, 2018

Phone Number:

Joseph Vicari, Director: (732) 929-2002

Meeting Dates:

  • June 21, 4pm
  • July 5, 4pm
  • July 19, 4pm
  • August 2, 4pm
  • August 16, 4pm

Meeting Location: 101 Hooper Ave, Toms River in Freeholder Board Meeting Room 119
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2191, Toms River, NJ 08754-2191

Website:http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/FreeholderMeetingSchedulePage.aspx

Take Action:

1. Call, write, or show up to comment at the next freeholder meeting.

2. Sign this online petition to the Ocean County Freeholders - it will be emailed directly to the Freeholders. Share with friends please!


Refer to the Pinelands Commission page for a biography for each of the Pinelands Commissioners.

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