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Zoning Board Meeting Tonight, Stop & Shop on Agenda: This Week Ahead

What's on the agenda in Millburn and Short Hills this week.

This week in town, there are a few meetings around town to keep residents busy.

Tonight, the Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting is set for 7 p.m. in Town Hall on the second floor. Agenda is attached for review. The discussion of the Stop & Shop on Millburn Avenue will continue.

The Environmental Commission is also scheduled to meet right after the Zoning Board at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall on the second floor.

On Wednesday, The Planning Board meeting is set to meet at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of town hall. Check out the attached PDF for the agenda.

Also that night, the Recreation Commission meets at 8 p.m. in the Gero Recreation Center. 

On Thursday, the Historic Preservation Meeting is scheduled at 7:30 p.m in Town Hall on the second floor. Agenda is attached to review. 

henry wendell October 01, 2012 at 01:05 PM
why can't millburn move forward with Stop & Shop? what exactly has been accomplished after spending a zillion dollars on legal fees at great cost to the taxpayers? stop & shop is going to happen; deal with the real world. make logical safety decisions/traffic lights and get out of the way. it took 15 years after midtown direct came to millburn that the town figured out how many commuters we have and that parking was needed. think all those house turnovers and price increases up to "06 happened by magic? no, it was the transplanted new yorkers who have discovered the town. no matter who is on the town council, the main theme is :"we don't like change" except when their rules allow for these massive knockdowns in short hills which decrease the value of their neighbors houses. once 2 or 3 are near each other or surround a small 1960 house, that house can only be sold for its land value. meanwhile the town gets triple the tax revenue, under the theory that a lot sells for $ 1 million and the knowdown prices approach $ 3 million. that kind of change the town likes even if it ruins the look of a certain block. if they had any guts, they would put in a 3 year moratorium on knockdowns. t enable homeowners to have a fair chance to sell their homes without l
joseph martino,p. October 01, 2012 at 03:14 PM
when will millburn wise up at let stop and shop open. stop and shop would increase commerce,tourism and all around business. if stop and shop gives up on their plans to open up a store and walmart decides to open up will that make the millburn city fathers happy? jomar
J S Beckerman October 01, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Agreed. With reasonable time restrictions on truck traffic, Stop and Shop is a winner for Millburn.
Rogie October 01, 2012 at 06:59 PM
It's more than time restrictions on truck traffic that must be considered. It's Stop & Shop's entire traffic plan which threatens to further clog the township's already congested major downtown artery. Just because Springfield says trucks cannot use the Morris Avenue (near Taco Bell) driveway, why should Millburn be forced to accept that decision and its consequences for our township. The DOT says it has no objections to trucks using that driveway. Millburn also needs to determine the impact of tractor trailers failing to make the turns from Westbound Morris Avenue onto Millburn Ave. and from Eastbound Millburn Avenue onto Short Hills Avenue--both acute angle turns--forcing oncoming traffic to back up. And, will other delivery trucks waiting for a bay to unload in end up on residential streets? We need to know why Stop & Shop's traffic study doesn't include the morning school and business rush and the afternoon school departure time when traffic is at its heaviest. For those who think Millburn has been delaying this project unreasonably, why did it take Stop & Shop 5 years to make its application to Millburn’s Zoning Board after it received Springfield’s site plan approval back in 2006. Some changes make things better; others, like the proposed traffic plan, can make them much worse.
Calty24 October 02, 2012 at 02:17 AM
I agree with Rogie. After hearing testimony at Zoning board meetings (yes I go to the meetings as a resident of the township) it is clear that the increase use with be detrimental. Springfield gets ALL the tax revenues but Millburn pays for all the traffic headaches. And why would a Stop and Shop help surrounding stores. Do you really think someone going to Stop and Shop will go to get bread at Cait and Abby or have lunch with frozen food in the car? The whole concept of Stop and Shop is get all shopping needs in one store, at one stop. The Zoning Board needs to scrutinize all testimony and proceed with a determination that addresses the traffic concerns and increased use on Millburn Avenue and surrounding streets.

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