Mayor and Council Meeting & United Water Development Top The Week Ahead
Public meeting of the mayor and council; special zoning board meeting dedicated entirely to Hekemian and the proposed development of the United Water property this week in New Milford.
There will be a work session followed by a public meeting of the mayor and council Monday evening.
Some items on the agenda for the work session are the next steps to take with the rezoning study and appointment of a firehouse committee for the proposed expansion of Fire Company 2. The work session begins at 7pm in the upstairs conference room of Borough Hall. The public is invited to attend the work session.
On the agenda for the open public meeting is the Bergen County Open Space Multi Park project, the final phase of the Babe Ruth and Kennedy Field rehabilitations, and adoption of the ordinance requiring a certificate of occupancy during a resale of a home to ensure that the property does not have illegal sump pumps or illegal connections to the sanitary sewer system.
Also on the agenda is the introduction of an ordinance revising the Uniform Construction Code to provide for a review fee for applications.
The open public session of the mayor and council begins at 7:45pm in the council chambers at Borough Hall.
There will be a special meeting of the zoning board of adjustment on Thursday at 7pm in the council chambers of Borough Hall.
This meeting is devoted entirely to the continuation of the proposed development of the United Water property. New Milford Redevelopment Associates, a company headed by Peter Hekemian, V.P. of Development for the S. Hekemian Group, is seeking preliminary and final site plan approval for the 13-acre United Water property.
The application includes:
- 70,500 sq ft supermarket
- 221 residential units with 428-spaced parking garage
- 88 one bedroom apartments; 117 two bedroom apartments; 16 three bedroom apartments
- 4300 sq ft bank
During the August 14 regular meeting of the zoning board, Elizabeth "Betsy" Dolan, a traffic engineer hired by Hekemian to analyze the traffic impact and trip generation of the proposed development of the United Water property, provided testimony on the traffic study she prepared for the proposed site.
Dolan was still being questioned by Antimo DelVecchio, attorney for the applicant, at the conclusion of the last meeting. It is uncertain at this time if Dolan will return on Thursday to conclude her testimony giving the public an opportunity to question her.