Monday, December 29, 2008

Last week's news but I'm catching up ...

Controversial COAH plan gains approval - Examiner, 12/24/08:
Although no public comment was permitted, there was plenty of shouting from the audience as the Millstone Township Planning Board unanimously voted to approve a controversial affordable housing plan Dec. 16.

The plan prepared by Township Planner Richard Coppola would put 85 of the township's 169-unit COAH obligation on a 32.8-acre parcel along Route 33 and Bergen Mills Road, and would require the development of a sewage treatment plant, which many residents in the area oppose.

Kurzman said that Abilheira's alternative plan may have meant building the equivalent of another middle school.
Oh, and we all know what a bad thing that was! Whew.

You get a good sense of the opposition from this letter to the editor:
When I drive down Route 9 or Route 18, I say to myself, "Thank god [sic] I do not have to deal with this anymore."

Before anyone knew it, they were sitting three lights deep in traffic on Route 9 south for 25 minutes, trying to drive a half of a mile past Best Buy and Wegman's at 4:30 p.m. on a Friday to get home to their once peaceful abode, wondering, "Where did it all go wrong?"

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