From the Hub:
Corzine will sign fort reuse bill in area
Gov. Jon S. Corzine is scheduled to come to the area Wednesday to sign the bill creating a state-sanctioned authority to direct the future of Eatontown’s Fort Monmouth facilities.
Corzine’s signature is all that is needed to make the bill, a joint effort crafted by both the state Senate and the Assembly this winter, an official document.
The Assembly bill, known as A-2692, was co-sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Panter (D-12) and Assemblywoman Jennifer Beck (R-12) along with Assemblymen Steve Corodemus (R-11) John Burzicelli (R-3), Sean Kean (R-11) and Samuel Thompson (R-13).
The Senate bill, known as S-1472, was co-sponsored by state Sens. Joseph M. Kyrillos (R-13) and Ellen Karcher (D-12).
The new authority will operate in a fashion similar to the state’s Meadowlands and Pinelands authorities, Panter has said.
After Corzine affixes his signature, the wheels can be put in motion to form the 10-member authority, which will become the official entity charged with overseeing future uses of Fort Monmouth’s land and infrastructure after its scheduled closing by the Pentagon in September 2011.
Senate Bill S-1471 can be found in full here: