Monday, May 20, 2013
The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. at the municipal building.
A "Whispering Woods" hearing regarding a lawsuit between the township and the Eisenreich Family Foundation is on the agenda for tonight's township council meeting. The hearing is open to the public to voice their opinion on a consent order between the township and the foundation. The meeting will convene at 8 p.m. in the township municipal building, located at 1 Jean Walling Civic Center. Are you interested in attending the meeting? View the agenda at right before you go.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The public is invited to chime in with their thoughts on a lawsuit between the Eisenreich Family Foundation and the East Brunswick Township Council.
Members of the public are invited to submit their comments regarding a lawsuit between the landowners of the proposed location for Hatikvah International Academy Charter School and the township at a public hearing scheduled for Monday night. The council and the Eisenreich Family Foundation have reached an agreement regarding a lawsuit filed by the foundation after the council overturned a zoning board decision that would permit the charter school to relocate to a building owned by the foundation. However, the terms of the agreement will not be in effect until Monday night's meeting, if the council votes to finalize it. According to the consent order between the two, Hatikvah will be permitted to open in the Eisenreich Family Foundation's …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The proposed operating budget for 2013 is under cap, according to the mayor.
The 2013 operating budget is under cap but contains a slight increase to township taxes, according to officials. Mayor David Stahl introduced the 2013 operating budget for the township at Monday's televised township council meeting. The proposed $55.9 million budget contains a $35 million tax levy, a $66,753 increase over last year's tax levy, Stahl said. The increase is due to lost property values in the township, especially through property tax appeals that the township has been paying out, Stahl said. The refunds make the budget process "extremely difficult," he said. Township administrator James White said the budget process began in October, and at one point, officials had it flat over last year's budget. But, the total township …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Budgets workshops are on the agenda for Monday night's meeting.
The East Brunswick Township council will hear a number of budget workshops for the township's different departments on Monday night, including finance, public works, and municipal court. Mayor David Stahl will also give a presentation on the township's 2013 operating budget. The council will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, May 6, in the municipal building. Are you interested in attending the meeting? View the agenda at right before you go. Stay informed of East Brunswick news and information. Like East Brunswick Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Highland Park Borough Council passed a resolution on April 16 in support of the East Brunswick Township Council's overturning of a zoning variance that would have permitted the school to open on Lexington Avenue.
The Highland Park Borough Council has publicly voiced its support for the East Brunswick's council's decision to overturn a variance that would have allowed a township charter school to move to a new location in an industrial section of East Brunswick. Highland Park's governing body unanimously passed a resolution on April 16 that voiced support for the council's decision to reverse the zoning decision that would have permitted Hatikvah International Academy Charter School to open a new and expanded location in an industrial section of East Brunswick. "An industrial zone does not provide the safe and adequate learning environment in accordance with the high standards that East Brunswick, Highland Park, and the other fine school districts …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The council will convene at 8 p.m. in the municipal building located at 1 Jean Walling Civic Center.
The East Brunswick Township Council will discuss and vote on matters of township governance at a meeting scheduled for 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, April 22 in the East Brunswick municipal building, located at 1 Jean Walling Civic Center. The public will have a chance to address the council in the public comment portion of the meeting. Are you interested in attending the meeting? Click here to view tonight's meeting before you go. Stay informed of East Brunswick news and information. Like East Brunswick Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The East Brunswick Township Council will convene at 8 p.m. at the municipal building.
Monday, April 8
The East Brunswick township council will meet at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, April 8, to discuss and vote on matters of township governance. Meetings are held in the township municipal building, located at 1 Jean Walling Civic Center. The public will have the chance to address the council in an open public comment portion of the meeting. Are you interested in attending the meeting? View and agenda at right before you go. Stay informed of East Brunswick news and information. Like East Brunswick Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
East Brunswick councilwoman Nancy Pinkin has been confirmed as a Democratic candidate to run for Assembly in the 18th district.
East Brunswick councilwoman Nancy Pinkin has been confirmed as a Democratic candidate to run for Assembly in the 18th district. Pinkin will run on the ticket of Assemblyman Peter Barnes (NJ-18), a Democrat who was elected to General Assembly in 2007 and has served as Whip since 2010. Pinkin will campaign for Barnes' 18th district assembly seat while he runs to fill the seat of Sen. Barbara Buono, who is currently campaigning for governor. Their ticket is rounded out by Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan, whose 18th district seat is also up for election. Pinkin said that she is "very excited" about the endorsement and after nine years serving as a council member in East Brunswick, is looking forward to bringing what she's learned about efficient …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Township Administrator Lou Mason Neely brought a proposal before the township council to enter into an energy purchasing consortium to lower power bills in the township.
Homeowners in East Brunswick would save an average of $200 a year on their energy bills through a proposed energy purchasing plan. Lou Mason Neely, Chief Financial Officer for East Brunswick, brought a proposal before the East Brunswick Township Council on Monday for the township to purchase energy through a cooperative for a lower cost than the rates currently offered to residents. East Brunswick is part of the Middlesex County Regional Education Commission Cooperative, which in November began researching this topic and put RFP's out to energy mangement and consulting firms, selecting Good Energy as their company of choice. The third party provider would "Good Energy," would provide source energy to PSE&G and JCP&L, the township's …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Township Council voted to accept and vacate several parcels of land near Turnpike Exit 9 as part of ongoing improvements by the Turnpike Authority.
Musical chairs was played with several parcels of land owned by East Brunswick and the Turnpike Authority on Monday night, all as part of ongoing improvements to Turnpike Exit 9. The East Brunswick Township Council voted unanimously in favor of the following ordinances: Councilwoman Camille Ferraro explained that the vacated land is all publicly owned and does not encroach upon land privately owned by nearby homeowners. The land swap with New Brunswick will not change the boundaries of East Brunswick, according to council attorney Daniel Zwillenberg, and is being done only for the purpose of the construction improvements to Route 18. Council president James Wendell said the reason for the swap with New Brunswick is that by law, East …