Friends of Stop the Quarry Plan (STQP), Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick, and Bernards Township are pleased to announce a town hall Meeting to be held Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7 PM in the Bernards Township Municipal Building, Warren Craft Meeting Room, 1 Collyer Lane Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
After the recent discussions regarding affordable housing and citizen concerns related to over-development in Bernards Township, many members of STQP reached out to Assemblyman Bramnick requesting a town hall meeting. The Assemblyman generously offered to attend and work with Friends of STQP to coordinate the event for all Bernards Township Residents.
STQP has asked Assemblyman Bramnick to discuss and field questions on the affordable housing issue, COAH legislation that is currently before the state legislature (a bill of which the Assemblyman is one of the sponsors - https://legiscan.com/NJ/bill/A1645/2018) and other pressing and topical concerns in Bernards Township such as school safety, mental health, and the opioid epidemic.
A STQP representative stated, “Our group launched an email campaign and Assemblyman Bramnick was kind enough to respond immediately to our request. He and his staff have been supportive and collaborative in coordinating this event for our community. We are thankful for his offer to attend a town hall and answer questions from the public. There are many issues, especially affordable housing, that should not only be addressed at the township level but should include an open dialog at the county and state level. The NJ State legislature establishes the laws and how they will be enforced. This presents an opportunity for Bernards Township residents to access and collaborate with our representatives in Trenton. We are grateful for this exciting opportunity to have our voices heard.”
Residents are asked to email their questions and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to May 7th, 2018 so topics can be organized. There will also be an opportunity for open public comment and questions at the May 14th town hall.
View Video of CIP Attorney Anne Babineau's Speech and Bernards Township Attorney John Belardo's Response.
After you peruse Quarry City 2018's recent press coverage be sure to visit the Letters to The Editor 2 tab for some real doozies.
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Battle Over Future of Bernards Quarry Not Over 3/20/18 (pdf)Download
Deal OK'd to allow 222 homes in Bernards 3/22/18 (pdf)Download
Proposed overdevelopment on 42 Acres would contain:
Why you should be concerned:
Where are the Environmental Impact Studies? Including:
Sorge, a licensed site remediation professional (LSRP), has been licensed by the DEP. He works for MQI to monitor the site and his findings are accepted by the town.
Wolf in sheep's clothing.
If Community Investment Partners (CIP)- (the developer) were true to their lawyers statement "We would very much like to get the input and guidance on how to most be at your service to be a part of the planning process," Babineau (CIP's attorney) said. "Certainly we can conduct a public discussion as you have strongly urged us to in a very transparent way and look forward to getting insight into what is the best way of perceiving as regards to the planning process."
Why would they be filing lawsuits against Bernards Township to overturn the revocation of the Redevelopment Zone? If they were truly interested in public input they would pursue their project through non-litigious options.
Bernards Township Municipal Building
Warren Craft Meeting Room 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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Friends of Stop the Quarry Plan, LLC are concerned residents of Bernards Township who support no zoning change at the Millington Quarry until it is indisputably verified to be environmentally safe. Future development plans that require zoning changes to the property should have public input, be fiscally responsible and preserve the quality of life for Bernards Township residents.
The public has been prematurely presented with a draft plan which is being fast tracked by the Township Committee for approval. The proposed plan would significantly intensify traffic to an already congested area, strain the school system and place the tax implications on the backs of residents, hurt our local business and forever change the “small-town” landscape and character of Basking Ridge.
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This proposal is NOT in any way shape or form consistent with the Master Plan.