As a lake resident and the New Jersey co-chair of the Greenwood Lake Commission, I was very happy and at the same time extremely disappointed to read that a new bill, #S-2389 and A-4097, is making its way through our state legislature, dedicating $500,000 annually to the Lake Hopatcong Commission to protect, preserve and maintain the water quality of lake Hopatcong. Why the disappointment? Because Senator’s Pennacchio, Bucco and Oroho, sponsors of this long needed legislation, did not have the wisdom to include Greenwood Lake in the legislation.
No knock on the Lake Hopatcong Commission but they only serve the immediate area of that lake whereas Greenwood Lake is the head waters that serve over three million residents, thousands of New Jersey businesses, and which employs many thousands of our neighbors and follow residents. You need to tell our legislators that the Greenwood Lake Commission should be receiving a like amount, if not, a larger amount, for the importance of Greenwood Lake to the entire state of New Jersey. I strongly encourage everyone to contact our state representatives, Senator Pennacchio, Assemblywoman DeCroce and Assemblyman Webber, and many other legislators, to have the Greenwood Lake Commission added to bill #S-2389 and A-4097 or to introduce a like bill for Greenwood Lake.
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PAUL M. ZARRILLO, GREENWOOD LAKE COMMISSION CO-CHAIR, NEW JERSEY