Thursday, July 04, 2013
4th of July
Special July 4th Concert and Fireworks - Street Hassle
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Concert Series - The Cameos
Friday, July 19, 2013
AARP Driver Safety Course
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Zoning Board Meeting
Monday, July 01, 2013
Planning Board Workshop
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Council Agenda Meeting
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The Historic Preservation Advisory Committee is a seven-member advisory body of
local citizens formed in 2003 by appointment of the Mayor and Township Council.
The purpose of this committee is to educate and advocate for historic preservation
in the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.
The Historic Preservation Advisory Committee cooperates with the Parsippany Environmental
Advisory Committee, The Parsippany Historical and Preservation Society and neighborhood
groups on common interests and issues. We invite your questions, concerns and ideas
on enhancing preservation in Parsippany, in the name of its rich history and for
its promising future. The committee meets monthly, September through June.
This year the committee worked for the passage of the Open Space/Historic Preservation
Funding referendum, which was passed by the citizens of Parsippany-Troy Hills in
November, 2006. On May 20, 2007, the committee, the Historic Society and the town
co-sponsored a highly successful tour of “Open Spaces, Historic Places” which highlighted
Craftsman Farms, the Beacon Site, Watnong Gardens and Littleton Schoolhouse.
The committee is working with the Planning Board to incorporate historic preservation
more fully into the Master Plan. Without this element in Municipal Land Use Law,
there is no real protection for Parsippany’s historic resources. The 1986 survey
of historic resources is being updated.
The Forge Pond site represents one of the earliest iron forges in Morris County
that supplied iron to Washington’s army. The committee is working with all parties
involved to propose alternatives and reach a solution to preserve this site as an
historic resource and an undisturbed ecological area.
The Greystone Psychiatric Hospital complex is owned by NJ and Morris County, but
is situated in Parsippany. It offers a rich variety of historic architectural styles
and represents a landmark for the humane treatment of the mentally ill in the twentieth
century. The committee has been working on options for preserving the historic structures,
balancing concerns for historic resources, green space and cost.
This year, statements were made concerning the Kimball-Baldwin House, Forge Pond
site, Lanidex subdivision and the Route 46 Hindu Temple plans. Letters were written
about Greystone preservation and the Glaxo-Smith-Kline carriage house demolition.
Committee members visited the Littleton Schoolhouse and Bowlsby-DeGelleke House
to monitor ongoing preservation activities in these township owned properties. A
joint meeting was held in May with the Environmental Committee to discuss common
concerns. The budget has been prepared and submitted to the Business Administrator.
The committee chair attended the Traditional Building Conference in Boston in March
and the SHPO Conference at Drew University in May.