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***  The April 7th Scheduled Farmland Preservation Board Meeting Has Been Cancelled.  The Next Scheduled Farmland Preservation Board Meeting is Tuesday May 5th at 7:00 PM in the Basement Conference Room of the Greystone Building. 

- Northampton County Farmland Preservation is postponing the 2020 farm inspections.  We will be in contact with our landowners to reschedule.

19-20 Winter Newsletter.pdf

Application for New Residence.pdf

Application for Rural Enterprise.pdf

House Bill 1526.pdf

House Bill 635.pdf

QUALIFIED BEGINNING FARMER CERTIFICATION.pdf

Solar implications Farmland - checklist for farm owners.pdf 

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     Meeting Schedule

    2020 Meeting Schedule

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7PM

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7PM

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7PM

    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7PM

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 7PM

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7PM

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 7PM

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 7PM

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 7PM

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7PM

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 7PM

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 7PM

     Act 319 / 515

    ​For questions regarding Act 319 / 515 Clean and Green Act
    Contact Northampton County Assessment Office at (610) 829-6155
    Cheryl Johnson, Assessment Direct
     

     200th Preserved Farm

    Northampton County Reaches Another Farmland Preservation Milestone

    Pennsylvania is the national leader in Farmland Preservation.

          On October 9 2019, with a swaying corn field in the background Northampton County celebrated preserving its 200th farm on land currently owned by Moore Township, formerly the Dr. Joseph Schiavone property located in Moore Township, Northampton County.

          Moore Township purchased this property from Dr. Schiavone in 2017 using their municipal earned income tax (EIT) revenue.  This EIT is specifically generated to be used for farmland preservation efforts, natural resource protection projects and also municipal park projects within the municipality.

         There is much to celebrate regarding this venture.  Not only is this going to be Northampton County's 200th preserved farm in the County, it will be adding to a larger cluster in that area of preserved farmland totaling over 830 acres and bringing the countywide total to over 16,690 of preserved farmland.

         But this property is planned to be much more than just preserved farmland. Moore Township had used their EIT to purchase the property, with the intent to make it benefit the community in multiple ways.  This property will contain 61.03 acres of preserved farmland as well as an 11 acre passive recreational park.

         Once the acquisition of the land was complete, Moore Township then applied to Northampton County Open Space for municipal park grant funds to make improvements on the park, which will include two ponds for catch and release fishing as well as picnic areas and passive recreation.

         So this project is proving to be a true representation of the ability for local government and county government to work together to get things done!  This project has been 10 years in the making!  We are proud to be an example of cooperative partnerships.

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