Thursday, June 6, 2013
Millburn Township violated federal Law by rejecting the Chai Center Shul's building plans on a residential property in Short Hills, Essex County Superior Court judge says.
More than a year after being denied by the Millburn Zoning Board, the Chai Center Shul has won its appeal in Essex County Superior Court. On May 31, Superior Court Judge Sebastian Lombardi overruled the township's decision, sending the synagogue’s expansion plans sending it back to the Zoning board, according to New Jersey Jewish News. Lombardi ruled the township ordinances were being unequally applied to the proposed site at the corner of Old Short Hills Road and Jefferson Avenue, according to the publication. The judge also ruled the township and citizen group, Save Millburn, would be liable for synagogue's attorney fees, the article stated. The attorney for the synagogue Elliot Ostrove, told the Item of Millburn and Short Hills, he did…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Roger Manshel stepped down last weekend.
Stop & Shop officials delayed the hearing about site plans for the proposed supermarket on Millburn Avenue until the township's zoning board of adjustment has a full board of seven member, the Item of Millburn-Short Hills reported. The decision was made after board member Roger Manshel resigned to pursue other obligations this past weekend, the report said. Although there are still six board members and two alternates, board chairman Joseph Steinberg and vice chairman Michael Parlavecchio have both recused themselves from the hearings. "I believe we're going to wait until the Millburn Zoning Board has a full board," Stephen Reid, a community relations representative for Stop & Shop, told the Item.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Residents for Traffic Safety urges residents to voice their opinion in the next Zoning Board meeting on Jan. 28.
The hearing on the proposed Stop and Shop, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 17, is now set for the Jan. 28 Millburn Zoning Board Meeting. Residents for Traffic Safety urges those concerned with the impact on traffic, safety and quality life to attend and actively participate when public questioning begins. According to the Millburn-Short Hills organization the Millburn Zoning Board's traffic consultant will question Stop and Shop's traffic expert. “The over-riding issue is the traffic that will be generated by a 69,000 square foot supermarket, the vast majority of which — and all delivery trucks — will enter and exit via Millburn Avenue,” spokesperson Rick Sacks pointed out. “Stop & Shop’s own consultants predict 6,150 cars will …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Check the schedule out here!
Agenda for the Nov. 19 meeting.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Here's tonight's agenda.
At Millburn's Zoning Board meeting on Nov. 5, Stop & Shop officials will be present to discuss traffic issues.
Monday, October 1, 2012
The long awaited presentation will discuss residents' issues with truck traffic on Millburn Avenue.
After two months of waiting, Stop & Shop officials will give a presentation addressing residents' concerns of added truck traffic as a result of the new food store on Millburn Avenue at the Zoning Board meeting tonight. The Stop & Shop is proposed for the old Saks Fifth Avenue location, 92 Millburn Ave. in Short Hills. Even though that property is located in Springfield, Millburn has jurisdiction on the 20-foot piece of land entering the property, the township engineer, Thomas Watkinson, said. Residents and Watkinson have raised concerns of traffic safety with the proposed plan. The new food store would create more truck traffic on Millburn Avenue and would require the trucks to make a hard right from Morris Avenue. The Short Hills …
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 …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Here's a look on what's going on in town this week.
This week in Millburn and Short Hills, the township gets back down to business with busy first few days of the week. To kick things off, the Zoning Board will meet tonight, at 7 p.m., on the second floor of Town Hall. Stop & Shop presentation will not be made again until Oct. 1. Please see the PDF for the agenda. On Tuesday, the Township Committee will meet, for the first time since the announcement of the the proposed shared services of dispatching, at 8 p.m., on the second floor of Town Hall. The agenda has not been posted yet. On Wednesday, the Planning Board has a meeting scheduled, at 7:30 p.m. ,on the second floor of Town Hall. Agenda is attached for review. If you are looking for something to do this week, here are some events to …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Tell us what you think in out poll or in the comments!
Residents and the township engineer raised concerns of traffic safety, after representatives from Springfield presented the proposed building and landscaping plans for the Stop & Shop on Millburn Avenue. The Stop & Shop is proposed for the old Saks Fifth Avenue location, 92 Millburn Ave., in Short Hills. Even though that property is located in Springfield, Millburn has jurisdiction on the 20-foot piece of land entering the property, the township engineeer, Thomas Watkinson, said. "There will be some more talk because the there's an issue with the way it's set," said Watkinson at this week's Zoning Board meeting. "It's the driveways, that's what causes the problems." This week, the traffic engineer for ARC was scheduled to address the …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Zoning Board sets next hearing for Dec. 5; will dismiss matter if officials don't attend.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment began a series of hearings with T-Mobile’s representatives in August and was scheduled to continue those hearings Monday night, but announced that the hearing was postponed - again. The Zoning Board had blocked out time Monday night and again on October 17, but postponed the hearing until Dec. 5. Zoning Board Chairman Joseph Steinberg directed the board’s attorney to send a letter to T-Mobile counsel letting the company know that if T-Mobile does not make the December hearing, he will ask for the matter to be “dismissed without prejudice.” “We will not continue to hear the matter after that,” he said. In August, the board heard from T-Mobile witnesses that the 130-foot cell tower meets FCC regulations and is…