Agricultural Advisory Committee

Regular Meetings


  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Township Building
    201 Washington Crossing Penington Road
    Titusville, NJ 08560

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members


  • Ann Carcagno                                                                Term: January 4, 2016 to December 31, 2018
  • Lucia Stout Huebner                                                        Term: January 4, 2016 to December 31, 2018
    Phone: 609-466-0277
    Email Lucia Stout Huebner
  • George Sciarrotta                                                            Term: January 12, 2015 to December 31, 2017
  • Mitchel Skolnick 
    Term: January 12, 2015 to December 31, 2017                             

  • Christopher Pazdan                                                        Term: January 12, 2015 to December 31, 2017     
  • Alternate No. 1- Vacancy
  • Alternate No. 2- Vacancy
  • John R. Hart, Township Committee Liaison   
    Term: January 4, 2017 to December 2017
    Phone: 609-737-2008
    Email John R. Hart
  • Administrative Officer

Overview

Established in late 2001 by Ordinance of the Governing Body, the Hopewell Township Agricultural Advisory Committee is vested with the responsibility of promoting and preserving agriculture as a viable economic activity within Hopewell Township. Working on a Township-wide basis, the Committee serves as a forum for discussion of local agricultural practices and as an agent of change for public policies that may impact farming and the preservation of farmland.

Responsibilities


With 5 voting members and reporting to the Planning Board and the Township Committee in an advisory capacity, the Agricultural Committee enjoys the following general duties:

  • Make recommendations to the Planning Board and Township Committee as to municipal land use procedures that strengthen and sustain agriculture
  • Undertake studies to determine the existence of farmland and the potential for farmland preservation throughout the Township
  • Prepare and forward to the Planning Board and Township Committee plans, maps and grant applications for the preservation of farmland, including but not limited to submissions to the New Jersey State Department of Agriculture (Planning Incentive Grant Program), and grant-supported programs administered by the Mercer County Agricultural Development Board
  • Perform other advisory duties as may be requested by the Planning Board and Township Committee.