Nolan – Yes
Redmond – “I may be quiet but I listen to you” – NO
Ryan – “I heard your security concerns” – NO
Francy – “I’m going to reiterate my last vote” – NO
Becky – “I don’t know why you think I’m not approachable” – NO
Social Media – 1Highlands Council – 0
Good job peeps, way to band together and stay united!! – When we speak as a group we CAN accomplish things.. :)
The council meeting is being held at 8pm at the Elementary School on Rt 36.
Some high level reasons you should attend:
a) The house on 2nd Street on the lolli-columns that fell.. Even though its not on the Agenda it has to be addressed on how we could have possibly have 2 homes fall in less than a month and what is going to be done moving forward to ensure there aren’t more. As per Nolan at the 9/4 meeting, “those all have been signed and sealed by engineering already” when asked specifically about the 2nd St property safety and about possible potential scrutiny after the Locust St drop. –
b) The notifications of public notices… According to one of the previous meetings (July 3rd) The town clerk has to send out notice to the Asbury Park Press & Twin River Times 48 hours prior to the meeting to be “technically” in compliance with the notifications ordinance. The issue is, both papers deadlines, if she sends over something for notification Monday after 3pm the notice will not be included until the Wednesday paper. Basically giving as little notice as possible for public involvement for the same Wednesday’s meeting.
c) Shadow Lawn is back up for public comment (O-13-25) and a final vote. So if you don’t want landslides, large buildings or potential litigation costs, show up to voice your concern. If you can’t make it the meeting will be streamed.. (get your popcorn).
During last week’s council meeting the original high rise zoning ordinance 0-13-16 was defeated. The agenda indicated the public hearing and adoption for the new ordinance 0-13-25 was set for Oct 16th. There were only minor differences between the two ordinances, most notably around set backs and a clarification on height. (Although, the lawyer did state that in his opinion, the new ordinance was only 10% the same – you can hear him by ff the streamed meeting 1.27 – 1.33)
Home owners that are within 200 feet in proximate to Shadow Lawn subsequently received letters indicating the hearing and adoption is actually September 18th.
If you wish to voice your dissent for the Hi-rise as well the unethical behavior of the council you can cut & paste the following into an email or letter: