Highlands Borough Action Committee

Update posted by Greg Wells On Sep 04, 2018

Hi all,

For those that do not know, the land use board hearing on this matter is scheduled to take place starting this Thursday, September 6th at 7:30 PM. This will be held at the borough high school and we need as many residents and concerned citizens to attend as possible.

This action committee will be represented by our hired attorney, John Kwasnik and supported by our land use planning expert Marta Lefsky. It is our goal to present significant evidence as to why this location is NOT suited for this type of use variance. Please note that you as a resident and/or a concerned citizen will also be allowed to speak and ask questions of the applicant and I would encourage everyone to do so.

We are also looking to place as many yard signs up as possible so if you/your friends/your family would be willing to place on your lawn, please let me know and we will drop off ASAP.

Also please note that myself as well as Linda Mazzola are running for borough council this fall and if elected will continue to do everything in our power to block this land use application. Please be sure to Vote November 4th as 2 council seats are up in this election.

Thank you for your continued support and I hope to see you this Thursday.

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Update posted by Greg Wells On Aug 01, 2018

Hi all,

For a number of reasons the hearing will not take place until September. Though unplanned, this gives us more time to prepare our defense and to get the word out to the community. Please keep up the great work and please help us keep the spotlight on this issue.

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Update posted by Greg Wells On Jul 12, 2018

We have hired the law firm of Mezzacca & Kwasnik and they have begun to research and prepare our defense. In addition, we have hired a Professional Land Use Planner, Marta Lefsky to provide expert testimony. Marta has over 25 years of experience in the field and currently serves as the Planner for the Township of Woodbridge, NJ. Again, our goal is to research and cite facts, case law, and profession land use studies to give our land use board (and the state appeals board) solid grounds to reject this land use proposal by Polaris.

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Update posted by Greg Wells On Jul 12, 2018

Hi all,

The 1st date of the hearing has been set and we need to be ready. Our legal team and planner are working on our defense but we are going to need to keep fundraising. Please help get the word out! Thanks!

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Update posted by Greg Wells On Jul 10, 2018

Hi all, the applicant's completeness hearing is tomorrow 7:30 PM at our borough community center. Although the public will not be able to speak at this meeting, I encourage all who can to attend. Our action Committee meets on July 12th to begin preparing for the hearing. Assuming the application is deemed complete, the hearing will likely begin in mid August or September. Please continue to help spread the word as we have hired both a lawyer and a planner to help our cause. Thanks!

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Update posted by Greg Wells On Jun 27, 2018

Thank you for all of the support so far and we are now over 25% of our goal! We have teams going door to door to distribute information and raise more donations if you would like to help get the word out. We are meeting at the community center on snug harbor in Highlands to coordinate. 8 PM on 6/27, 7/5 and 7/12 are the next meetings.

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No detox center on Bay ave. Put it on 36, far away from my family.

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I can't believe it's come down to defending our town once again. When will we rebuild and strengthen our community the way Atlantic Highlands and Seabright have done so successfully after Hurricane Sandy? This rehab "seaside retreat" would be community suicide for our small town in so many ways. Why not pick Long Branch, Ocean Grove, or Asbury Park? These larger towns are better suited. Something doesn't seem right to me - are there any personal "incentives" at play for township officials to swing-vote an approval on this ridiculous proposal? If so, we are all losers on this one.

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