By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 19 2011 @ 06:42 PM EDT
Bill Provides $1.5M for Bergen County Preservation Efforts
Legislation Assemblywoman Connie Wagner sponsored to help preserve Bergen County farmland was signed into law on Wednesday. The bill (A-4060) appropriates $39 million to provide planning incentive grants to counties for up to 80 percent of the cost of buying development rights for farmland preservation purposes. The money was approved by voters as part of the Green Acres program.