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

JUDGE RULES CRANFORD COMPLIANT WITH COAH

By DELL SIMEONE
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader

CRANFORD – State Superior Court Judge Lisa M. Chrystal has deemed Cranford Township’s Master Plan compliant with the New Jersey State Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) requirements. The township’s planning board amended the Master Plan on April 3.

In a decision handed down on Monday in Superior Court in Elizabeth, the judge ruled that the township complied with a December 11, 2011 order which Judge Chrystal imposed after the township lost a builder’s remedy lawsuit brought by Cranford Development Associates (CDA).

“The decision will result in an order of repose which will protect Cranford from any challenges relating to Fair Share Housing until December of 2018,” said former Township Attorney Philip Morin, who represented the township at the compliance hearing. Mr. Morin also said that Judge Chrystal asked attorney Stephen Eisdorfer of Hill Wallack LLP of Princeton, which represents the CDA, to prepare an order of final judgment in the case.

Mr. Morin also said the township can now go forward to appeal Judge Chrystal’s previous decision, which ruled in favor of the CDA building350 apartments at 215/235Birchwood Avenue, 54 of which would be affordable housing units.  The township is opposed to the project because of flooding and contamination concerns.

Cranford has now met its first and second round of affordable housing obligations to the state. If Cranford has any third round obligations, Mr. Morin said they cannot be met by new development since the township has no space to develop, but could be met by rehabilitation of existing properties. As a result of this compliance, 24 affordable units will be allocated at the Lehigh Associates project, comprised of 167 units to be built at 555 South Avenue.