Category Archives: Sprawl

Fake News: Amended settlement is a “win-win” with less “financial risk”! (NOT!)

What should you believe? What the mayor said, or the legal agreement he signed? Mayor John Higgins says the new amended affordable housing settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) is “a really good thing for the township” because by … Continue reading

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Township’s Housing Plan Crashes

In a stunning reversal, the Clinton Township Council gutted its affordable housing settlement deal with the Fair Share Housing Center, at its February 7 meeting, just five days before the scheduled Superior Court Fairness Hearing. Conflicts appear to have crashed … Continue reading

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Objection: Why the Court should reject the affordable housing settlement

On January 29, 2018, exMayor.com filed an objection with the Superior Court to Clinton Township’s affordable housing settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center. The objection focuses on several issues including the township’s violations of the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), conflicts … Continue reading

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Your last chance to protest 66 new housing units in Annandale

Shhh…! Monday, February 5, 7:00 pm (at the Clinton Township Public Safety Building, where council and planning board meetings are held) is your last and only chance to protest, comment on, or ask questions about the 66-unit high-rise affordable housing … Continue reading

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Clinton Township violates Sunshine Law, interferes with affordable housing fairness hearing

According to a January 29, 2018 violations notice issued to Clinton Township by attorney Walter N. Luers on behalf of exMayor.com, the township violated the law throughout 2017 by failing to provide minutes of its planning board meetings. The New Jersey … Continue reading

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Windy Acres: The fatal fraud in Clinton Township’s affordable housing scheme

Clinton Township’s affordable housing settlement with the Fair Share Housing Center hinges on all the seven projects within it delivering the number of housing units Mayor John Higgins and the council have agreed to. If any one of the sites … Continue reading

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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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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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