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Frank Krause in his letter to the Westfield Leader ON 3/1 (link below) expresses his frustration about the lack of public input and discourse at the DMC Strategic Plan one-sided presentation. Residents were asked to place dots on DMC ideas to express themselves. Just the continuance of the lack of transparency, accountability and citizen input with the present Cranford Township administration.
Rumored Morale Problems Plague the Cranford Municipal Building
Within the last 6 months a number of Cranford employees have quit. A few examples:
Downtown Business & Economic Development Director
Assistant Zoning Officer
COMMENTS ABOUT BIRCHWOOD MADE AT THE OCTOBER 22, 2013 OFFICIAL TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING
Township Attorney Daniel J. McCarthy
Township Attorney McCarthy provided an update of litigation involving Cranford Development Associates (CDA) and informed residents that an appeal has been filed. Explained that Cranford’s attorney has sought and received a thirty (30) day extension to file the appeal and he expects the brief to be heard some time in 2014. In addition, application was made by CDA to the Union County Planning Board for approval of the site plan. The Union County Planning Board responded to the application, and indicated that it does not have jurisdiction over this matter and no action would be taken;Discussed the status of CDA’s application to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and discussed the timeframe in which residents could provide comment to DEP. Urged all residents to voice their concerns to DEP regarding this development.