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By: takebacklakewood | August 06, 2017

There will be a Planning Board public hearing on Tuesday August 8th 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 of the plans here



PUBLIC HEARING 


1. SD 2266 Claire Drive, LLC Claire Drive Block 430, Lots 13-16 Minor Subdivision to create five lots 


2. SD 2272 Congregation Talmud Torah Inc Pine Street Block 855.01, Lots 21, 34.03, & 37 Minor Subdivision to create two lots 


3. SP 2241 Congregation Talmud Torah Inc Pine Street Block 855.01, Lots 21, 34.03, & 37 (future Lot 21.02) Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a school 


4. SD 2208 Prospect St. Holdings, LLC Blanche Street Block...

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By: takebacklakewood | July 24, 2017

The Township Committee has messed up again!!


The current ordinance allows a 5 story building to be built in the downtown (B-2 zone) with no parking spaces provided!!


Within the past year, 3-4 applicants sought to make use of this loophole to build large scale office buildings with no parking. In March 2016, an application for a 5 story building at the NW corner of 1st and Clifton with no parking was denied by the Planning Board. The applicant proposed a 5 store building totaling 94,975 square feet. In any other area in town, a building of this size would require 389 parking spots. In the congested parking deprived downtown - 0!!!


The board rightfully said that they can't in good conscience approve such an application knowing that it would wre...

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By: takebacklakewood | July 24, 2017

There will be a Planning Board public hearing on Tuesday July 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 of the plans here


PUBLIC HEARING 

1. SP 2227 Yerek, LLC Airport Road Block 1160.01, Lots 242.01 & 242.02 Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for warehouse storage units 

27 Office and Storage units in 3 32K SQFT buildings and 1 27K SQF building. Variances include, front yard setback, rear yard setback, maximum building coverage, no sidewalks, PARKING VARIANCE!!! 179 spots are required and only 136 are provided. 


2. SP 2238AA Shea Rosenfeld Hope Chapel Road Block 2, Lot 114 Change of Use/Sit...

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By: takebacklakewood | July 22, 2017

There will be a Zoning Board public hearing on Monday July 24th at 7:00.


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


Old Business

Appeal # 4024 – Zissel Morris, 5 James Street, Block 415 Lot 16, R-10 zone. Side yard setback variance requested for a duplex.

Approved


NEW BUSINESS

Appeal # 3743A – David Sebbag, 52-68 Madison Avenue, To construct an addition to existing retirement living facility. Variance requested for number of parking spaces and
front yard setback to 1 st Street.

Variance for parking!!!

Approved


Appeal # 4037 – Zalmy Rosenberg, 4 Honey Court, Block 171 Lot 4.03, R-7.5 zone. To construct a 15 x 16 deck in the front yard setback 34” above ground. Required...

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By: takebacklakewood | July 18, 2017

The long awaited Master Plan report is here! 


The Master Plan Committee is now sending their reports to the Planning Board. Per Justin Flancbaum, there will be several Planning Board meetings after Labor Day dedicated to reviewing the Master Plan reports in detail. 


Here are the Master Plan Reports on Density, Senior Needs and Downtown. 


In the report: 

Schools as  permitted use throughout Lakewood should remain intact. 

The Township Committee has passed an ordinance that schools are allowed anywhere in Lakewood since they are 'inherently beneficial'. That means that if a school wants to buy the residential house next door to you and build a school building with many busses etc, there is very little that you can do...

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By: takebacklakewood | July 17, 2017

The Master Plan main committee will be having a meeting Monday night July 17th at 6:00. The public is invited to attend and comment. 


Here are some relevant maps that we obtained via OPRA.


Recent Zoning Change Requests

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By: takebacklakewood | July 11, 2017

There will be a planning board public hearing on Wednesday July 12th 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. SD 2208 Prospect St. Holdings, LLC
Blanche Street Block 445, Lots 9 & 19
Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision to create 9 lots
Applicant has requested to carry this project to a future meeting date. This
application will not be heard.


2. SP 2231 Prospect St Holdings, LLC
Blanche Street Block 445, Lots 9 & 19
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a synagogue
Applicant has requested to carry this project to a future meeting date. This
application ...

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By: takebacklakewood | July 09, 2017

Representation by those exempt of Taxation is Tyranny!!!


There is an oft repeated claim that the Orthodox Community doesn't pay taxes. That is clearly not true. As the Lakewood Tax assessor himself has asserted, the vast majority of Lakewood does pay taxes - and they pay quite a lot. Yes there are many synagogues and schools that are rightfully tax free but the vast majority of Lakewood pays high taxes as they are required to. 


The VAAD claims to have a heavy influence on the Lakewood political scene. They make decisions and influence decision makers. Over the years our taxes have risen dramatically and many people point fingers at the VAAD for the dramatic increase in our tax levy. The VAAD's unabashed encouragement of high density resi...

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By: takebacklakewood | July 09, 2017

There will be a Zoning Board public hearing on Monday July 10th at 7:00.

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


See the official agenda here.


1.  OLD BUSINESS 

Appeal # 4024 – Zissel Morris, 5 James Street, Block 415 Lot 16, R-10 zone. Side yard setback

  variance requested for a duplex.

 

2.  NEW BUSINESS

 Appeal # 4027 – Drake Development, Drake & Cross Street, Block 251.02 Lots 90 & 98, R-40 zone.  Use variance for single family homes on undersized lots.

Previous application was withdrawn as a denial appeared imminent. Noe the applicant is back again requesting spot-zoning from R-40 to R-12 to build 29 houses + 29 basements = 58 f...

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By: takebacklakewood | July 09, 2017

Here is the long awaited Draft Traffic Study Report from Maser Consulting.


While it has been toted as the solution to all of our problems, ultimately - most of the proposals will be too costly for Lakewood Township to implement. Even if all of the proposals were implemented (which will never happen), the progress will be instantly wiped out by the proposed zoning changes in the ongoing Master Plan that is attempting to butcher the remaining open spaces in Lakewood. 


We have a novel idea.......STOP THE DENSE CONSTRUCTION!!!!!!!

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By: takebacklakewood | July 07, 2017

From perusing the minutes of the secret density meetings on June 21 and June 29, here are some of the proposed changes with recommendations from the subcommittee. 


Block 1243 through 1247 and 1248.17 through 1248.24
New Hampshire Avenue / Locust Street South of Route 70
Request to rezone to B5A from R20 consistent to Highway Node
2 acre; 200’ lot width
Recommended


Block 1051 Lots 30 & 56
Downtown Regional Center (Todd Plaza area)
Recommended


Block 548, Lots 46, 52, 57, 58, 59, 61 & 276
Currently R-10 Zone / Downtown Regional Center -Route 88 near Ocean County Park
Requests rezoning to B-1 (Neighborhood business) along Route 88 with remaining area to be rezoned R-7.5


Block 251. 03, Lots 20, 20.01, 20.02, 20.03 and 31
Large area on ...

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By: takebacklakewood | July 06, 2017

VIA EMAIL ATTACHMENT
June 28, 2017

The Honorable Ray Coles - Mayor, Lakewood township
Mr. Justin Flancbaum - Chairman, Master Plan Committee

RE: Focus of the Master Plan Density Subcommittee

Gentlemen:

We write to you to constructively express some concerns and offer suggestions pertaining to the stated concerns. We recognize that the preponderance of the work done by all of the Master Plan committees has been completed by volunteers. To be sure, their willingness to serve is appreciated.

However well intended the volunteers may be, we are concerned that the focus of the density subcommittee is not in step with both the definition of a Master Plan and the purpose of the Master Plan process as outlined in NJSA 40:55D, the State of New Jersey Munici...

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By: takebacklakewood | July 06, 2017

Stan Slachetka sslachetka@tandmassociates.com

Martin Truscott mtruscott@tandmassociates.com


cc:

Justin Flancbaum

Moshe Lankry

Ray Coles

First Amendment Activist

Payton Guion (APP)


Hi Stan and Martin,


I read the minutes of the two secret meeting held on June 21 and June 29 that you attended. I watched tonights meeting that you attended https://youtu.be/Ci-A-QFhaEc and I watched the previous density subcommittee meetings that you attended including the contentious density subcommittee meeting on May 9th. I assume you read the draft report of the density subcommittee that recommended that no increases in density are considered. You heard the pleas of the residents to stop killing our quality of life and you heard the plea of developers to ...

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By: takebacklakewood | July 04, 2017

Here is a package of letters sent by Brian Flannery to the Master Plan requesting rezoning for higher density.


PUBLIC NOTICE Please be advised that the Housing Density Subcommittee of the Lakewood Township Master Plan Committee will be conducting an Executive Meeting on July 6, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Auditorium of the Lakewood Township Municipal Building. The Public is welcome to attend this meeting. 


This is the final meeting of the Density Subcommittee. Despite numerous requests by Seniors for a change of venue due to the intense heckling that was hurled at them by developers at the previous Density Subcommittee meeting, the meeting will be as scheduled at the Township building. 


After that, the Main Master Plan Committee will be...

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By: takebacklakewood | June 28, 2017

As far as the public knows, the next Master Plan meeting is on July 6th at 6:00 PM. The Township was kind enough to post notice of that on their site.


Here's what they don't want you to know....


Through OPRA requests we determined that a secret meeting of the Density Subcommittee was held approximately June 21st. The public was not informed and developers were there requesting 30 zoning changes!!


The matter was not resolved in one meeting and a 2nd secret meeting is taking place tomorrow Thursday June 29th at 3:00 in room 18 on the 2nd floor.  At that meeting they will attempt to finalize the drastic zoning changes and then present them as a final already approved matter at the July 6th meeting. It is outrageous that they are hiding th...

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By: takebacklakewood | June 19, 2017

There will be a planning board public hearing on Tuesday June 20th 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. SD 2252 Aharon Mansour Chestnut Street Block 1095, Lots 14-16 

Minor Subdivision to create two lots 

Approved


2. SD 2253 Karen Mandel Netherwood Drive Block 436, Lot 1 

Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision to create 5 lots 

Approved


3. SD 2109 292 Sampson Ave, LLC Sampson Ave Block 246, Lot 24 

Minor Subdivision to create two lots 

Denied


4. SD 2208 Prospect St. Holdings, LLC Blanche Street Block 445, Lots 9 & ...

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By: takebacklakewood | June 11, 2017

There will be a Zoning Board public hearing on Monday June 12th at 7:00.


The variances requested here are outlandish! Does the VAAD really condone this type of irresponsible building? Do they really think that the below applications are appropriate? Assuming not, we ask them to please publicly and vocally speak up to defend the homeowners of Lakewood whose lifestyle is being attacked by over-development.


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


1. OLD BUSINESS

Appeal # 4020 – Chani Halpert – 240 Hudson Street, Block 108 Lot 1, R-10 zone. To construct a single family dwelling with bulk variances requested.

 Approved


2.  NEW BUSINESS

Appeal # 4024 – Zissel Morris...

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By: takebacklakewood | June 09, 2017

When will the madness end?


http://www.app.com/story/news/local/redevelopment/2017/06/09/lakewood-developer-planning-20-apartments-former-auto-shop/381814001/


http://firstamendmentactivist.blogspot.com/2017/06/appeal-4021-930-park-ave-4-story.html



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By: takebacklakewood | June 05, 2017

TODAY!!!

Vote for change in Lakewood!!


Polls are open from 6:00 AM until 8:00 PM.

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Today, we finally have a chance to bring real change and restore power to the people! Make sure to vote!

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If you are a Democrat or Independent:
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Do not use your second vote for the 'establishment' candidates. 

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