Sunday, January 1, 2017

TBL: Who will be Mayor ? Lakewood Township re-organization meeting Tomorrow morning

TBL-Monday January 2nd:
11:00 am - Reception at the Municipal Building 231 3rd St. 
12:00 pm- Township Committee Re-organization meeting
Who will the mayor be in the end? Will there be a unanimous vote as there always is? 
Who will be appointed to the Planning Board to fill the retired Chairman's seat? 
Who will the new appointees to the Planning and Zoning Boards be?
Will we hear words of wisdom from our committeemen at the meeting on how they intend to respond to the calls of the public?
What will the new mayor say as to his plans for the current year?


There will be people there publicly questioning the reasons behind Mike Delia's mysterious change of mind on wanting to be mayor. As of now it is up in the air as to what will actually play out.....  Please come to the meeting and watch the spectacle unfold live.....

Planning board seat:

Earlier this week, we alerted several committeemen to the fact that one of the members of the Planning Board (J. Sussman) does not even live in Lakewood. He was Mayor Miller's appointee in 2014 and stayed on the board in 2015. IN 2016, although he is away in college in Boston, he was inexplicably appointed to a 4 year seat on the board. In the past year, he was never sworn in and he did not attend a single meeting. If his name sounds familiar it is because in the recent tragic death of a toddler, he was the one who was reported as having dinner with Mayor Miller in Boston when the news was communicated and he set up the go fund me page.


 While I'm sure he's a great guy, I don't see why someone who is in college in Boston was reappointed to a new 4 year term in Jan 2016 and since some of the committeemen were not aware of it he would have remained on it. The theory is that he may have been reappointed in Jan 2016 simply to avoid letting others get a seat on the board....Now that we alerted them his seat will hopefully be reassigned to someone who actually lives in Lakewood.



 Monday Night Next week January 9th
7:30-8:30 - Lakewood Republican Club monthly meeting at Strand Theater corner of 4th and Clifton. 
If you want to get involved and have an opportunity to meet those in the Lakewood political scene and talk about the winds of change, come join the Lakewood Republican Club. A $10 fee will sign you up as a member for the year. 

28 comments:

  1. CedarBridge Development Vs. the Tax Payer

    Rumor is that the Va’ad is appointing Mr. Ray Coles for Mayor on condition that he moves forward with the Cedarbridge Development Project.

    It all began when Cedarbridge Development Project had the township grant him the option to have it at no cost as long as he develops the land. You may ask how in the world does the township get away with giving 240 acres of prime real estate for free- The township acted based on the ‘NJ Redevelopment Law’ which says that ‘Land that is owned by the municipality that by reason of its location, remoteness is not likely to be developed through the instrumentality of private capital’ can be given to a developer for free. So the township made a bogus claim that ‘because the cost of providing infrastructure improvements to the premises, approximates the fair market value of the land ‘it is giving it to Cedarbrige Development for free. No comps or evidence to prove this claim.

    So let’s do the numbers ourselves:
    1. Small part of the land was sold to Pine River Village for $9,000,000.
    2. NJ DOT awarded a $4,000,000 grant to Cedarbridge Development for infrastructure improvements.
    3. The Economic Development Authority gave a $1,000,000 grant
    4. The total infrastructure development costs for Cedarbridge Development were $5,100,000
    So for starters up until today Cedarbridge Development made a profit of $8,900,000 when the township is claiming that the land is unprofitable and this is before he even started selling or building. The current approximate fair market value for undeveloped industrial land in the Lakewood industrial park area is $225,000 per acre. 240 acres * $225,000 will bring us to a whopping $54,000,000 which belongs to the Lakewood taxpayer.

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  2. In addition, the money that kleptocrats steal is diverted from funds earmarked for public amenities such as the building of hospitals, schools, roads, parks – having further adverse effects on the quality of life of citizens.[5] The informal oligarchy that results from a kleptocratic elite subverts democracy (or any other political format).[6]

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  3. Akerman for Mayor 2017...

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    1. I agree, Ackerman for mayor. We don't want any vaad puppets.

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  4. Another year of Gaiiva and GREED,more traffic and higher TAXES as the Quality of life slips away. The silent majority against Insane growth remains silent out of fear and retribution

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  5. 2017 the year of oak street, prospect, james, henry, develpment = total gridlock s. side of town. A special thanks to all those involved in helping these projects and destroying the quality of life of all current and future residents.

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    1. The politicians, both elected and otherwise, who have been leading this town will be ashamed to be seen in public in another few years.

      The problem has become so bad, and is going to be getting exponentially worse, that their excuses just don't cut it anymore.

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  6. People, stop it
    That land was sitting as an empty , useless piece for years. Its only because of the visonary of the leaders of this town that we have so many beautiful buildings here. Otherwise Lakewood would still be a backwards town living in the 80's , like many other NJ dead towns, filled with drugs amd crime. The township commitee does a great job . I love Lakewood and am tired of the constant nagging by a bunch of bitter and jealous people, who are jealous of success, sitting in their underwate , commenting on blogs
    GO GET A LIFE PEOPLE! Stop the loshon hora brabim

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    1. I totally agree. The complainers in many cases live in existing townhouses that have more density than the new stuff ,but as long as they have a house then they can nisht fargin everybody else.

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    2. Typical spin blame those that are hurting and speak out. Label them as jealous and bitter just to cover up for a big avlah. The community is very aware of what is going on people's quality of life has been destroyed and thousands more are on the cusp with oak street.

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    3. You are like the democrat liberals. Any opinion other than your own is always called spin and nasty names. We recognize that there are other opinions. You don't. Its only your way and anybody else gets called spin etc.

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    4. "Lakewood would still be a backwards town living in the 80's , like many other NJ dead towns, filled with drugs amd crime." The township commitee instead of building with seichel created a fiefdom handing out favors and land to friends creating helter skelter development and the ensuing gridlock . I love Lakewood and am tired of the constant shenanigans by the ones in charge causing the rank and file to spend more and more of their day in traffic while they play a pass the blame game. They have done all they can to stifle the voices of opposition by threatening media outlets and playing shtick with the township committee. If they were so sqeaky clean and have nothing to hide then why resort to such underhanded tactics.

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    5. The land was sitting empty because the developer in charge did nothing.

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    6. Dave, How do you justify the committee-members which gave away previously designated open space for a pittance, so that their friends can make a killing when they develop the stolen-from-the-public properties??

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    7. Dave,

      You must live in a cave, figuratively and literally. It is not a few whiners lving in a cave.

      Lakewood is becoming uninhabitable. It is THE major point of conversation everywhere in town in all parts of the town.

      If they would have gotten a little greedy, people wouldn't have noticed. But enough wasn't enough, they needed more and more, with no regard for the tzibburand no concern at the cost.

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  7. This blog should be called the Anti BMG blog. You don't fathom BMG. Well , we do. They are our Yeshiva and we are here because of them.

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    1. Ironically, it is the Bnei Heyeshiva, and their Alumni, who are suffering. many of the Brooklyn transplants don't care about traffic, their wives don't drive.

      There is a difference between BMG the Yeshiva, and BMG Inc. They serve different purposes, and have different leadership.

      This growth will be the downfall of the Yeshiva and any influence it may have. In the past, most of the town was the Yeshiva and it's alumni, the past couple of years and the future growth is a different community with zero ties to Yeshiva.

      The VAAD, knows this, and they are making their final push to get what they can out of it, while they can. What will be left afterwords is a town that the Bnei Heyeshiva will not want to live in.

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    2. zeyer gut gezugt

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    3. Could not have said it better.
      Most people have the utmost respect for the roshei hayeshiva and believe the actions of the corporate arm are a massive chilul hashem in the enei haeida.

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    4. Could not have said it better. Most people have the utmost respect for the bnei hayeshiva and believe the actions of the leadership are a massive chillul hashem in the enei haeida.

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  8. Reb Elya screamed about it

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  9. Enough is enough..... They should pass an ordinance that all committee members must drive from oak & vine street to pine & mlk daily, and then maybe we'll start to get some relief from this nightmare. Until the members start feeling it they're going to continue to be the puppets they are.

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    1. If you get paid enough, you don't mind the traffic.

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    2. or you buy homes for your children in Jackson

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  10. If the zoning at Cedarbridge park was changed to allow retail than it should go out again for a public bid. The original approval to develop a corporate park now that other uses are considered the land should be put up for a public bid for developers to bid on and bring in more revenue to the township.

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  11. What happened with the zoning & planning board seats?

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  12. btw miller lives by MLK and Pine he knows first hand the issues

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