Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Its working! Township cancells master plan meeting set for tomorrow

After reporters walked in on a closed meeting claiming its in violation of the open meetings act, The Lakewood township has now cancelled another closed meeting of the masterplan committee to take place tomorrow.

This was posted on the township website. "Please be advised that the Parks & Open Space Subcommittee of the Lakewood Township Master Plan Committee Executive Session for September 8, 2016 at 10:00am in Room 18 of the Lakewood Township Municipal Building has been cancelled. A Public Notice will be posted once a new date and time has been scheduled."

6 comments:

  1. Parks and open space committee? That should have been a very short meeting. Nobody here understands that you can only have density housing if there is adequate open space in every neighborhood. There are entire miles with housing and their idea of open space is a simple playground with 100 square feet of dirt. We need to start buying back land for open space. No matter the cost it will save taxpayers money in the long run. If you don't believe me, talk to the planners in Jackson, Howell, and Toms river. Also note that their taxes have not quadrupled in the last 15 years.

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    1. I've actually said this before. Open space shouldn't mean a little park in the middle of 70 condensed houses. There should be a required space between houses that you can't get a variance on. 30 feet between duplexes. Even if 20 of it is property of the HOA.

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  2. Why does the township turn a blind eye when people take small single family homes and knock them down and buil 3 units (house and 2 basement apts) no approvals nothing. Neighborhoods that were once nice are being destroyed.

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    1. You don't need approvals when building something that fully conforms to the zoning code. In lakewood, basements do not count as apartments, therefore it is still a single family building. Also, new construction is always preferred to an older building.

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    2. They should tax houses with basements as apartments, they have require double the services.

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  3. There are approvals. Unless you are subdividing or trying to get variances you don't need to do for planning or zoning approvals. So if you own a shack and want to build a mansion, as long as it fits the zoning requirements straight up, you go straight to township for permits. (I may be missing a bit of information but this is how I believe it works. At least for most of us laymen.)

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