Thursday, November 3, 2016

Video: Lakewood Planning board 11/01/16



4:30- Motion for Madison Title. 
4:36 – committee attorney complains about noise
6:25 – NJ American water asking to expand water treatment building
32:10 - Chairman scolds the applicant for his audacious proposal. 
1:03:00 – chairman asks how did she know about the motion if she was not noticed. Attorney says from Hefkervelt. Chairman gets tough on the applicant. Sides with the neighbors that did not get notice. Application denied. 
1:10:00 – Mr Hobday opposes
1:11:50 - Greenfled speaks pro
1:22:38 – Mr. Hobday objects to the variance. Motion denied
1:25:30 – chairman asks for quiet 
1:35:25 - Mr. Hobday objects to the variance. Makes friendly joke about the yarmulke. 

1:37:14 – Mrs Richardson objects for environmental reasons. 
1:42:01 – Chairman asks why don’t applicant go to DEP approval prior to coming to board. 
1:46 - Mr. Hobday objects speaks 
1:49:05 - chairman asks why should sidewalk requirement be removed. Motion passes 5-3.
2:20:30 – Harold Hershkowits speaks
2:27 – attorney for neighbor questions attorney of Mr. Hershkowitz. After long debate motion delayed.
3:05 – Mrs malakh objects to col-de-sac behind her house. 
3:09:20 – Malichi objects 
3:16 – Rabbi landesman objects 
3:25:30 - Joel Schwartz objects. Motion approved despite all neighbors strongly objecting.

18 comments:

  1. Love it when the president asked (around the one hour mark give or take a few min) how did anyone find about this agenda if no one was 'noticed' someone answered hefkervelt!! Thank you hefkervelt!

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    1. haha.."its a BLOG" are you serious...

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  2. Harold application got postponed again?

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  3. 4:30- Motion for Madison Title.
    4:36 – committee attorney complains about noise
    6:25 – NJ American water asking to expand water treatment building
    32:10 - Chairman scolds the applicant for his audacious proposal.
    1:03:00 – chairman asks how did she know about the motion if she was not noticed. Attorney says from Hefkervelt. Chairman gets tough on the applicant. Sides with the neighbors that did not get notice. Application denied.
    1:10:00 – Mr Hobday opposes
    1:11:50 - Greenfled speaks pro
    1:22:38 – Mr. Hobday objects to the variance. Motion denied
    1:25:30 – chairman asks for quiet
    1:35:25 - Mr. Hobday objects to the variance. Makes friendly joke about the yarmulke.
    1:37:14 – Mrs Richardson objects for environmental reasons.
    1:42:01 – Chairman asks why don’t applicant go to DEP approval prior to coming to board.
    1:46 - Mr. Hobday objects speaks
    1:49:05 - chairman asks why should sidewalk requirement be removed. Motion passes 5-3.
    2:20:30 – Harold Hershkowits speaks
    2:27 – attorney for neighbor questions attorney of Mr. Hershkowitz. After long debate motion delayed.
    3:05 – Mrs malakh objects to col-de-sac behind her house.
    3:09:20 – Malichi objects
    3:16 – Rabbi landesman objects
    3:25:30 - Joel Schwartz objects. Motion approved despite all neighbors strongly objecting.

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  4. My family is finding a new dentist. disgusting of him.

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    1. As a neighbor he has the right to object to a project adjacent to him that requires variances.

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    2. yes he may have a right to object. However if it doesnt affect him why would he just hire an attorney to make problems. It makes him look very bad. I will exercise my right to choose another dentist too.

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  5. Its a free country anyone has a right to object in a court of law/ Let the board decide

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    1. the dentist didnt have a reason for them not to approve it. He simply sent in a lawyer who was grasping at straws looking for something to make a problem with. Thats not fair. Im also finding a new family dentist.

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    2. No variances. I am building on my original footprint. They have never done this to anyone else before. The building is being built according to all zoning laws. Any variances were approved 12 years ago and their continued use causes absolutely no detritus effect whatsoever and is legal. Fond me one time that our planning board refused an existing variance. And John Franklin had a lot of chutzpa to make me feel that my building would be questionable in the downtown. He owns a seedy bar on second Street. I will make him a deal right now. I will cancel my plans if he closes his seedy bar that is right next door to a cheder.

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    3. The bar was there WAY before the Cheder

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    4. I know the word is deleterious but my phone decided otherwise.

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  6. check this newletter out of the overbuilding population of monsey & what people did to stop it & were Boruch Hashem Matzliach . http://matzav.com/exclusive-can-nothing-be-done-in-ramapo/

    the lakewood community needs to do the same thing before lakewood is completely destroyed from living. TAKE BACK LAKEWOOD should start a campaign ASAP

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  7. IT is not so strange that people should object to this-what is strange is that more people didn't-probably were not informed or they are not going to fight mr fight himself.-It is a very out of character building and the arguments that he spoke to the other retail stores and they don't mind is insane. There are almost no B2 zoning on the same block and the face of the whole block is not retail, there are churches, medical and office and residences on that block. A tall building that goes to the borders of the lot will not be appealing. And the parking lot was supposedly built to help Lakewood not Mr. HH's personal store, although we all know that is what it did, no matter who it hurt. and now he is taking public parking and totally using it to account for his personal building, after he ranted and raved about the Bais Horaah and tried to shut them down-there is no doubt that the BH is the nicest building downtown-he has clearly stated that he is building a monument to basically be a KMIT building and everybody just takes it in stride-it is just incredulous that this is being considered. There is no reason why he can't have his storage in an offsite warehouse, same with his IT department - they do not have to be on site, and he does not have to move. Face of the neighborhood -zoning guys said who cares-the township requires the shingles on roof repairs to have to match the neighboring buildings, so we don't care about a whole building that will weird out the whole block. and HH proves again and again that he will not hesitate to say anything if it promotes his agenda-while clothed in his 'i am the only one who cares and who is honest'- i don't get it.

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  8. You are so wrong Harold has said many times he is putting ths up because there are special interests that will not allow the twnshp to rezone the downtown. It is no different then the tower on 2nd or the bais horaah bp or the other 5 story building proposed. It is a revenge move on the township which will wreck the downtown. The same way the township has allowed every other part of lakewood to be destroyed by special interests.It should serve as a testamnet lmaan yilnmidu and maybe just maybe it will force the township to do something and stop selling us all out to satisfy a few well palced machers.

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  9. At least he is not changing the zoning for his shenanigans. The same cant be said for a lot of other people.

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  10. http://youtu.be/DJTgSa3c3-Y

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