Category Archives: Sprawl

Why to vote NO on Public Question to divert open space funds

This letter was published in the local newspapers and social media outlets this week. Chairs of the Clinton Township Open Space Committee and Environmental Commission — along with other residents — oppose a Public Question on the November 8 ballot … Continue reading

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Mayor John Higgins to citizens: You’re not smart enough to participate

Who should decide Clinton Township’s future? Not its citizens, according to Mayor John Higgins. At a September 5 Hunterdon County Freeholder meeting, Higgins said: “I don’t know very many people in the township that have enough knowledge of … our land use … 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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Freeholders: Exposing Hunterdon To Sprawl

The Hunterdon County Freeholders are exposing our rural county to sprawl. They have announced plans to lay off most of the county’s planning board staff — a potentially disastrous move for municipalities in light of the New Jersey State Plan. (You … Continue reading

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