Scoping is an important stage for us to make the pipeline appear as untenable as possible and hope the application is withdrawn. PennEast is using the scoping process to evaluate how to propose a pipeline route and environmental impact report that can get approved. Consider the analogy of a poker game. During scoping, we play…

Some of you may know that I like to grow all kinds of vegetables and herbs.  Many of my neighbors also have gardens, which leads to an overabundance of zucchini.  You would think we would all get together and plan this out, but no, we all grow zucchini. It’s gotten to the point where, if…

Increased Minimum Gross Sales Beginning in the Tax Year 2015, lands subject to farmland assessment must establish $1,000.00 in gross sales for the first 5 acres of preserved farmland, and $5.00 for each additional acre. Prior to this change, only $500.00 in gross sales was required for the first 5 acres in agricultural use. This change…

In a January 8, 2013 opinion, the Tax Court of New Jersey addressed the issue of whether roll-back taxes may be imposed upon loss of an agricultural assessment, when the subject property undergoes no change in use.  The case involved a Raritan Township property which benefited from a reduced agricultural assessment for many years, despite…