PENNYTOWN TASK FORCE MEETING: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
“Notice is hereby given that the Pennytown Task Force will hold a meeting on
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hopewell Township Municipal
Building, 201 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, New Jersey, 08560.”
The Hopewell Township Council will meet tonight (May 13, 2013) to discuss a number of issues, including a bond ordinance. This bond ordinance calls for the acquisition of property in and by the Township, appropriating $580,000 to purchase the property at Block 33, Lot 10, or the land adjacent to Kooltronic.
The following was issued today (3/27/13) from the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association: “The Watershed has been advised by counsel not to attend tonight’s meeting of the Hopewell Township Committee. A resolution on the agenda threatens the Watershed’s new environmental center. Moreover, we believe that the meeting was improperly noticed. Attending the meeting could jeopardize the legal recourse available to us. Interested parties may view Watershed Executive Director Jim Waltman’s statement on the proposed Kooltronic-Pennytown development on our website”
The Township Committee meeting planned for Monday, March 25th beginning at 6 pm at the Municipal Building, has been RESCHEDULED for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH!
This is a “Special Meeting” to precede the meeting previously scheduled for 7 pm, the much-anticipated vote whether to Join with Kooltronic in the “redevelopment” of the Pennytown tract (thereby including the Kooltronic lot in the redevelopment plan), or whether to proceed with the redevelopment of Pennytown without “partnering” with Kooltronic.
The Agenda for the 6 pm “Special Meeting/Executive Session” is HERE which states that “formal actions may take place” — the Agenda cites an Executive Session Resolution.
The Agenda for the 7 pm Meeting is HERE and includes:
- Public Comments Section
- Work Session – Pennytown/Kooltronic issue
- A RESOLUTION concerning wastewater quality management plan to REJECT newly added sewer service systems for the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed
- An Executive Session Resolution
The last opportunity for public comment before the Planning Board makes its decision on whether or not to recommend moving forward on the proposed plan will be at a joint meeting of the
Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m.
Videos of the Planning Board sessions can be found here: http://vp.telvue.com/player?s=hopewell
Once on this page, select PLAYLISTS and then PENNYTOWN REDEVELOPMENT. There are 7 videos in all related to this issue, but the Feb 7th and 28th sessions are very informative. Enjoy!
THURSDAY, MARCH 21: There will be a Special Meeting of the Planning Board at the Hopewell Township Municipal Building – Auditorium at 201 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road in Titusville. This is an UPDATED TIMETABLE.
Thursday night’s agenda can be found HERE and includes a continued discussion of the Marshalls Corner/Pennytown Redevelopment Area:
- Review of Traffic Impact Analysis, Traffic Comments and Recommendations, and
- Recommendation to Township Committee
There is a Public Comment Section “For Items Not on the Agenda”, and the agenda indicates the meeting will be adjourned by 10 PM.
The GO/NO GO Decision will be made by the Township Committee on MONDAY, March 25!
Please come. It may be packed but there is a lot of seating in the foyer with closed circuit television proceedings in the Hall.
UPDATE: Email from Hopewell Township Mayor Vanessa Sandom:
Subject: Tonight’s Hopewell Borough meeting on Pennytown
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:09:31 -0400
I understand tonight’s meeting has expanded beyond its original intent of being an opportunity for me personally to have a dialogue with borough residents about the Pennytown redevelopment zone. Most importantly, for me personally, I wanted the opportunity to listen closely to whatever concerns they have.
As this event has expanded to become a press event, it requires that I receive the Hopewell Township Committee’s endorsement to speak for them and I don’t have the ability to have this discussion before tonight’s meeting.
I’ve reached out to both Borough Mayors to see if we can set up a multi-municipality committee/council meeting. In the meantime, all borough residents are welcome to attend our upcoming planning board and township committee meetings and voice their concerns there.
Thanks for all your help in trying to set up the meeting tonight. I’m sure I’ll see you soon. Vanessa