QUAINT??
TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT??

LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IN CRANFORD
PRIVATE MEETINGS/HIDDEN AGENDA BY DMC, PLANNING BOARD AND MAYOR HANNEN
REDEVELOPMENT OF OUR DOWNTOWN
WHAT HAPPENED TO "QUAINT"?
read in Westfield Leader
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WHAT ARE THEY HIDING?
DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT STUDY NEEDS TO BE ON TOWN WEBSITE NOW WHERE THE TAXPAYERS CAN SEE WHAT THEY PAID FOR AND WHAT IS BEING PLANNED

CONTACT COMMISSIONERS

Township Committee Meetings
December 18 & 19

ZONING/PLANNING BOARD HEARINGS

750 WALNUT AVENUE/HARTZ MOUNTAIN

COURT DENIES CRANFORD'S REQUEST TO CHANGE AFFORDABLE HOUSING JUDGMENT--Westfield Leader, October 5, 2017


ADJOURNED BY APPLICANT REQUEST--750 WALNUT PLANNING BOARD MEETING --NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

click here: HOW A NJ PLANNING BOARD WORKS AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE ARCHITECTURAL PLAN, SITE PLAN AND TRAFFIC PLAN FOR THE 905 APT PROPOSAL FOR 750 WALNUT AVE.
Rumored Morale Problems Plague the Cranford Municipal Building
Within the last 6 months a number of Cranford employees have quit. A few examples:
Police Chief
Assistant Zoning Officer
Township Clerk
Tax Collector

Birchwood Developer Denied Motion

Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 1:11 PM


CRANFORD — Cranford Development Associates, developer of the proposed 360-unit housing complex on Birchwood Avenue, was denied a motion last week that would have expedited a hearing on several aspects of the project’s site plan, including changes to the surrounding road.
The developer requested that the Superior Court force the township to elevate a stretch of Birchwood Avenue a foot above the flood plain, a step that is required to secure necessary permits from the state Department of Environmental Protection. The motion was to be heard before the court on Aug. 3, five days before a public hearing opens on the site plan.

Cranford Development Associates referred to the road elevation step as “integral” and “urgent,” explaining that it was important that it be heard before the public hearing next week.

“A failure by Cranford to consent to the road improvement would have the effect of fully stymieing construction of the development authorized by the Court in its Order of December 9, 2011,” the motion read.

The developer also told the court that plans and supporting data for the road elevation project were submitted to the township eight weeks ago, but that the township has not acted.

Township officials opposed the motion, indicating that the matter should not be handled by the court.
“We believe this a DEP matter and should not be before the court,” Township Attorney Phil Morin told reporters. “The CDA is trying to make an end run around the DEP authority.”

Superior Court Judge Lisa Chrystal denied the motion, referring it to the case’s special hearing officer, Douglas Wolfson, to be heard at the Aug. 8 and 9 public hearing. Wolfson is expected to make a recommendation on whether or not the elevation should be required of the township.

Despite concerns about its location (the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth) and timing (10 a.m. on a Wednesday and Thursday), next week’s hearing is expected to draw large crowds of residents, who have voiced strong opposition to the development since it was proposed.

Additionally, the project’s site plan recently drew criticism from various local departments, including the engineering, zoning and fire departments, all citing issues they foresee if the development were to proceed as planned. The Cranford Environmental Commission has also come out strongly against it, citing the effect it could have on flooding in the region and the site plan’s call to remove close to 300 mature trees from the property.