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Cape May Moves to Ban Artificial Turf as Landscaping Option

Cape May Moves to Ban Artificial Turf as Landscaping Option

By Vince Conti

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CAPE MAY – The City Council is moving to end the use of artificial turf as an alternative to natural landscaping, with some narrow exceptions.

Under an ordinance introduced on Tuesday, April 16, the city would allow artificial turf only for miniature golf courses and for city projects, where it would still be subject to advisory review by the Historic Preservation Commission.

Artificial turf already in use may be maintained but cannot be expanded. At the end of the useful life of existing artificial turf, the replacement must be grass or other permitted ground covering.

The ordinance will come up for a public hearing and possible vote in May; no date was specified.

Contact the reporter, Vince Conti, at vconti@cmcherald.com.

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Vince Conti is a reporter for the Cape May County Herald.

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