Category Archives: COAH

Mayor’s #1 affordable housing builder has “unusual” problems

Clinton Township Mayor John Higgin’s #1 designated affordable housing builder, CRC Communities, Inc., has a 12-year history of “unusual” problems with its two stalled Clinton Township projects (both of which are included in the settlement deal), according to Clinton Township … Continue reading

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Mayor Higgins’ 51-second, 805 housing-unit massacre

How long does it take to add 805 new housing units to Clinton Township, if the mayor and council don’t tell anyone they’re doing it? How long does it take to add 400 new housing units just in the tiny … Continue reading

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Marra & Imbriaco: The Windygate Legacy

It’s Windygate all over again. In 2010, Clinton Township councilmen Jim Imbriaco, Peter Marra and Spencer Peck filed a fraudulent affordable housing plan with COAH (Council On Affordable Housing). Mayor Cimei voted against it, but lacked a majority. Call it … Continue reading

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Clinton Township: The wolf is at the door

It will soon be open season again on Hunterdon County municipalities. After Clinton Township led a coalition of 20 towns to launch a legal battle in 2008 against unfunded state mandates for affordable housing, we both won and lost. The … Continue reading

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Clinton Township’s COAH Plan: A bogus political campaign promise?

A recent story in the Hunterdon County Democrat about Clinton Township’s old municipal building and the township’s affordable housing (COAH) planning is wrong. In 2008, many people invested a lot of time and energy to create the plan in the … Continue reading

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Clinton Township COAH Plan: “Chicanery”

A recent Hunterdon Democrat article reports that the Clinton Township Community Coalition (CTCC) has filed a formal protest about the township’s most recent affordable housing plan with the New Jersey Council On Affordable Housing (COAH). The Hunterdon Review covers the story in much more … Continue reading

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Will this executive order save taxpayers, or developers?

Governor Chris Christie today issued an executive order suspending all activity by the NJ Council On Affordable Housing (COAH). The question is, will it hand developers a new club to bludgeon municipalities and flout land use law — and to … Continue reading

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Lying to get elected, Borkowski style

In an expected end-of-the-campaign dirty trick, the Imbriaco, Marra, Peck team has sent a letter to voters proclaiming that Clinton Township’s affordable housing plan is no good — and that they will build all our affordable housing on Windy Acres. … Continue reading

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We win a battle against sprawl & higher taxes

Want to know how Clinton Township stopped long-term tax hikes that result from sprawl? Every three years the N.J. State Planning Commission is supposed to issue The State Plan — a map that defines where the State wants development, and … Continue reading

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Windy Acres slated for affordable housing, open space

Last Wednesday night the Clinton Township Council took action to subdivide the 292-acre Windy Acres property into open space and for affordable housing use. 25 acres will be set aside for future affordable housing, to be used as necessary under … Continue reading

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