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Supervisors to continue RMA discussion Tuesday

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors will continue its discussion Tuesday night on modifying the countywide Resource Management Area. The board’s monthly meeting will begin at 7 o’clock in the colonial courthouse.

A majority of the board voted during its last meeting on July 5 to direct staff to draft two ordinance changes related to the RMA; one where the RMA comprises a 100-foot setback from the Resource Protection Area and another where the RMA comprises a combination of the 100-foot setback from the RPA and the 100-year floodplain.

The board is expected to recommend adopting one of these draft ordinance changes Tuesday night. The recommended changes will then be sent to the state’s Department of Environmental Quality for its approval before coming back to the board of supervisors for a public hearing and final approval.

The ordinance currently incorporates a countywide RMA, and the changes would make it easier to pave the way for commercial development in...

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