Atlantic County To Hold Lake Lenape Dam Public Information Meeting

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

Lenape Lake Dam. Photo credit: Hamilton Township (Atlantic County).

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – A public information meeting to discuss the Lake Lenape Dam Rehabilitation and Spillway Reconstruction project will be held on Tuesday, February 8 at the Hamilton Township Municipal Building, 6101 Thirteenth Street, Mays Landing.

Hosted by the Atlantic County Department of Regional Planning, in cooperation with Hamilton Township, the meeting will feature the county’s design consultant who will provide a formal presentation at 5:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.. Each presentation will be followed by time for public comments and questions. The meeting will conclude at 7:30 p.m.

The project includes improvements to the dam’s powerhouse and the rehabilitation of the dam that was built in the mid-1800s and used by a cotton mill. It closed in 1940. The dam was acquired by Hamilton Township in 1978. The county became a co-owner several years later to share the financial burden with the township.

The county and township are working with representatives of NJ Dam Safety, NJDEP, the State Historic Preservation Office, NJ Pinelands Commission, and others to move this project to completion.

Those interested may participate in-person (face masks required) or remotely by phone at 1-347-991-6404, Access Code 818 252 992 or by joining from a computer, tablet or smartphone at (speakers and microphone required, camera optional).

Anyone who is interested but lacks the ability to participate, may contact Douglas DiMeo at or by calling (609) 645-5898.

The public may also submit written comments on the proposal up until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022. Please address comments to Douglas DiMeo by email (as included above) or by hard copy to: Atlantic County Department of Regional Planning, P.O. Box 719, Northfield, NJ  08225-0719, Attention: Douglas DiMeo.

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