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By: takebacklakewood | May 26, 2017

After the township committee has made clear that they are opposed to vacating streets, Republican candidate Mike Berman pledges to... vacate more paper streets!!

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By: takebacklakewood | May 24, 2017

Did the Russians hack the Presidential Election??


TLS (which propagates fake news) is trying valiantly to hack the Lakewood Township Committee elections!


With just 2 weeks to go to the Lakewood Primaries which will end Mike Delia and Ray Coles reign, TLS - the Pravda propaganda arm of the establishment is out in full force.


See here where they permanently disabled a feature on their site to avoid letting people realize that the Lakewood Shopping Village was a fiasco. They consistently ban IP's of comments that they don't agree with and block anyone who presents an opposing view on Twitter.


There was also the clear pay for play when Mayor Coles inexplicably revived an old dead billboard ordinance in order to curry favor with TLS - in exc...

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By: takebacklakewood | May 23, 2017

Mayor Coles - despite his promises of transparency - has violated the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) and the Lakewood Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The Mayor is given a seat on the Planning Board. Since a mayor is often busy helping their town, they may appoint a designee to fill their seat on the Planning Board. On January 2, 2017, in one of his first acts as Mayor, Coles appoints Angela Koutsoris (Zografos) as his designee.

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By: takebacklakewood | May 21, 2017

There will be a planning board public hearing on Tuesday March 21st at 6:00.

The meeting will be streamed live on the First Amendment Activist Channel here.


See the official agenda here.

Here is an official Planning Board link with all of the documents for each application



PUBLIC HEARING
1. SP 2237AA Congregation Ohr Mattisyahu
East County Line Road Block 174.04, Lot 59
Change of Use/Site Plan Exemption to convert existing house into a synagogue


2. SP 2235 Congregation Alexander Inc
East 7th Street Block 231, Lot 30
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a synagogue


3. SD 2109 292 Sampson Ave, LLC
Sampson Ave Block 246, Lot 24
Minor Subdivision to create two lots

Creating Illegal flag lot. Requesting a variance for minimum lot area.


4. SD 2144 Chaim ...

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By: takebacklakewood | May 21, 2017

Vote for change on Tues. June 6th!! 

Just 16 days left!

Democratic Candidates

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By: takebacklakewood | May 21, 2017

In a powerful speech given by Republican Candidate Aaron Hirsch at the Township Committee meeting last week, the township committee heard all of the critical errors that they made in attempting to get a master plan committee that would be sympathetic to their cause of increasing density in Lakewood. Excellent research was done revealing the significant flaws in the Master Plan Committee formation. See the video here.

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By: takebacklakewood | May 17, 2017

There will be a Township Committee meeting on Thursday April 20th at 7:30. The meeting will be streamed live on the First Amendment Activist Channel here. 


See the agenda here.


With the primary elections approaching in under 3 weeks, come tell the committee what a poor job they are doing! Ask Mayor Coles why he wrote a letter practically begging the Master Plan committee to increase density. Ask him whose instructions he is following. Thank Committeeman Akerman for being strong enough not to sign it.  

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By: takebacklakewood | May 09, 2017

In a move that is sure to cost them the election, Committeemen Coles and Delia have handed a sure victory to their opponents.


See the below letter signed by the 4 committeemen who don't want to get re-elected.


Over 500 copies of this were given out at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club CAFRA hearing tonight.

Download it here

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By: takebacklakewood | May 08, 2017

Monday May 8th at 6:00—Master Plan Committee Meeting

The main Master Plan Committee will be meeting tonight, Monday May 8th at 6:00.

This committee is critical to the future of Lakewood as they will be devising a plan to guide Lakewood into the next decade.

Come to the meeting and present the accurate viewpoint which is not simply ‘anti-growth’ but simply pro quality of life and normalcy and tranquility. The dense construction has been hurting our town for years and it needs to stop now!!

See more details on hefkervelt here.

It appears a shocking reversal in in progress. See here where the Density Subcommittee issued a draft report recommending no increases in density. 

In the draft, the chairman wrote on April 4th:

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By: takebacklakewood | May 07, 2017

While the CAFRA hearing for Eagle Ridge Golf Course is being conducted at the auditorium of the Jackson Memorial High School at 101 Don Connor Blvd in Jackson, the Planning Board will hold a hearing at the Lakewood Municipal Building. 


The meeting will be streamed live on the First Amendment Activist Channel here.

See the official agenda here. See the official Planning Board link with all documents here.


ORDINANCES FOR DISCUSSION & CORRESPONDENCE
• Transportation Improvement District, Impact Fees
• SP 2221AA Congregation Bais Yesocher Tiferes Aryeh – request to permit temporary trailers on the site
• SD 1939, SD 1967, SD 1978, SD 1979, SD 1997, SD 1998 (Prospect Square) – request for landscaping revisions
• SP 2163 The TTY Foun...

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By: takebacklakewood | May 06, 2017

In 2013, the Township Committee passed an ordinance allowing commercial buildings on County Line. They failed to send notices to people in and around the zone. Due to that, the ordinance should be null and void according to the municipal land use law.


When it was discovered in 2017, Mayor Coles committed to repealing the faulty ordinance. At two Township Committee meetings in 2017, the repeal was on the agenda but the Committeemen refused to vote on it - leaving the faulty ordinance in place.


Now, residents of County Line have taken matters into their own hands and filed a lawsuit against the Township Committee. Now an Ocean County Judge will likely force Lakewood to do what the committeemen have refused to do - reverse the faulty ordinance...

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By: takebacklakewood | May 06, 2017

Monday May 8th at 6:00—Master Plan Committee Meeting

The long awaited moment is here. While until now the Master Plan Subcommittees have met, now the main Master Plan Committee will finally be meeting. On Monday May 8th at 6:00, the Master Plan Committee will meet. This committee is critical to the future of Lakewood as they will be devising a plan to guide Lakewood into the next decade.

Come to the meeting and present the accurate viewpoint which is not simply ‘anti-growth’ but simply pro quality of life and normalcy and tranquility. The dense construction has been hurting our town for years and it needs to stop now!!

 

Tuesday May 9th at 6:00—Planning Board Meeting

Although a Planning Board meeting was scheduled for 4/25 and a numbe...

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By: takebacklakewood | April 30, 2017

There will be a Zoning Board public hearing on Monday May 1st at 7:00.


The meeting will be streamed live on the First Amendment Activist Channel here. See the official agenda here.


Appeal # 3984 – Moshe Neiman, 1182 Buckwald Court, Block 27 Lot 1.07, R-12 zone. Request to allow 2 parking spaces where 5 was approved.

Approved

 

OLD BUSINESS

 Appeal # 3952A – Lakewood Investments, LLC.  James Street, Block 344 Lots 1.01 & 1.02,  R-12 zone.  Preliminary and final major subdivision requested for the construction of duplex housing units.

On James just west of Hearth Ct. Requesting 8 duplex lots which is 16 families and 32 cars. 

Approved

 

Appeal # 4015 – Jodi Gelb, 302 & 306 Dewey Avenue, Block 247 Lo...

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By: takebacklakewood | April 27, 2017

Master Plan Density Subcommittee

On February 28th the Density Subcommittee held a meeting that was attended by a large crowd who all demanded that there be no new density in Lakewood. Subsequent to that meeting, we’ve obtained via an OPRA request—a draft of the Density Subcommittee's report. The report can be seen  here. The report recognizes the fact that the public overwhelmingly expressed an interest in reducing density and in response, the committee’s recommendation was that there be no increased density for any zones in Lakewood. Unfortunately, the recommendation still allowed for the density proposed in the 2013 smart (??) growth plan to remain. In submitting the report, the chairman of the subcommittee said that in his opin...

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By: takebacklakewood | April 23, 2017

Meeting cancelled as there were not enough members present. All items pushed off to May 9th.


There will be a Planning Board Hearing on Tuesday April 25th at 6:00. The meeting will be streamed live on the First Amendment Activist Channel here.


See the official agenda here. See the official Planning Board link with all documents here.


ORDINANCES FOR DISCUSSION & CORRESPONDENCE

See ordinances here

• Zoning Districts and Regulations (re: woodworking and cabinetry shops in the B-4 Zone) 

• Transportation Improvement District, Impact Fees 

• SP 2221AA Congregation Bais Yesocher Tiferes Aryeh – request to permit temporary trailers on the site 


PUBLIC HEARING 

1. SD 2182 BBC Capital Group, LLC Central Avenue Block 79, Lot 10

Minor S...

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By: takebacklakewood | April 20, 2017

There will be a Township Committee meeting on Thursday April 20th at 7:30. The meeting will be streamed live on the First Amendment Activist Channel here. 


See the agenda here.


On the consent agenda, an agreement will be awarded to Maser Consulting to design and install 5 traffic signals. 


An agreement will be granted for engineering services to design improvements to the municipal complex parking areas and town square. 

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By: takebacklakewood | April 10, 2017

See here for the Density Subcommittee's draft reccomendations

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By: takebacklakewood | April 08, 2017

Meet the Candidates

On Tuesday June 6th 2017, NJ residents will head to the polls for the primaries. For most in NJ it will mean a chance to have a head start in selecting Governor Christie’s replacement. For those in Lakewood—there is an added element.

If you are happy with the way Lakewood has been run for the last 15 years, please vote for Ray Coles and Mike Delia and stop reading this article. If you feel that Lakewood has been headed in the wrong direction for far too long and would like to see some change—you are in luck.

For far too many years, there were only 2 candidates leaving us with little to no choice. Yes the Vaad backed candidates won—but no one else was really trying. There was a defeatist mentality that there’s no use tr...

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By: takebacklakewood | April 06, 2017

There will be a Township Committee meeting on Thursday April 6th at 7:30. The meeting will be streamed live on the First Amendment Activist Channel here. 


See the agenda here.


An ordinance for second reading is scheduled to prohibit parking on America Way. 


An ordinance for first reading will reverse the faulty 2013 zoning change that allowed commercial on County Line without sending notices to the neighborhood. Residents of County Line have retained an attorney to fight the faulty ordinance which should never have been passed.

 

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