JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is expected to purchase 16.81 acres of land along South Hope Chapel Road between Whitesville Road and Route 571 to protect it from development, according to county documents. The board will vote to move on the acquisition on Wednesday. The purchase price has not been disclosed. The land, currently owned by Elizabeth Anne Runge of Oyster Bay New York is assessed at approximately $210,000. The land was recommended for purchase by the Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Committee which now has two Jackson Township residents presiding. The county said the parcel is to extend the Toms River Corridor Conservation Area.
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