Glen Alpin Passes Milestone

The Township submitted its application for diversion of Glen Alpin. “Diversion” is the confusingly named process by which Harding hopes to be able to sell Glen Alpin. The process requires the Township to acquire more acreage (multiple of the area of GA) as compensation for selling GA, which was purchased using substantial State and County funds.  But since Harding regularly purchases land for preservation, the idea is that diversion “leverages” our open space purchases to put Glen Alpin in strong hands that has the resources to preserve it.  The new owner would have to honor legal requirements (aka “easements”- another confusing term) that call for maintaining the unique antique structure.  The Township hopes that our diversion application will be approved this year – as at least one former mayor said, “The wheels of government turn slowly.”

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