Friday, July 3, 2009
July 4th Gift to Edgewater Park and all NJ Communities from Gov. Corzine
Wake up Edgewater Park! Your Township Committee is making a deal with a developer right now to allow Apt/Townhouse high density housing to be built on the empty land behind Pep Boys and the Building Supply on Rt 130 (Old Drive Inn/Kings property).
As our Township Committee did with the former developer who's plans fell apart for the same properties, the Committee will tell you that this project will have no impact on our schools or municipal services because the homes will be age restricted.
Why is this bad for Edgewater Park? Well read this story (Gov. Corzine signs N.J. law allowing developers to challenge age-restricted housing designations) on the new law just signed by Gov. Corzine to find out what you are getting (it is like an enema only bigger) from the Governor.
The Gov. showing all of us how he will prep us for the insertion
This law will take the power of local planning out of local authorities and will give it to judges. Judges are the ones who have blessed this state with the COHA mandates that have not worked and are destroying communities like Beverly and Edgewater Park.
Any Governor who would sign this law, is in the pockets of The NJ Builders League. It explains why this state continues to have development without any concerns as to the impact the development will have to the communities in which they take place.
There is no such thing as 'Home Rule in NJ'. The Master Plan developed for your town means nothing, if it is at odds with what a builder wants to build and the power to override the master plan is now in the hands of a judge who probably lives in a exclusive expensive community that paid their way out of building any affordable homes (like Moorestown).
I hope the residents of Edgewater Park let the Township Committee know how they feel about any new Rt. 130 Condo/Townhouse/Apt project that the Committee is about to bless with their approval.
I also hope you think about this new law that was blessed and signed by Gov. Corzine, when you go and vote this November. He is really looking out for us isn't he!
The Edgewater Park Reporter