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United Water Property Planner Appointed

Mayor and council appoint planner to replace Burgis at United Water property hearings before zoning board.

The mayor and council appointed Phillips Preiss and Grygiel on Monday as the planner to replace Burgis in Zoning Board hearings on development of the United water property. 

Burgis had to recuse itself from the hearings regarding the development of the United Water company by New Milford Redevelopment Associates.

Last week's meeting of the Zoning Board regarding the development of the United Water property was postponed due to a lack of a borough planner.

Zoning Board attorney Scott Sproviero recommended to the board that they not proceed with the hearing until a planner is present "to represent the interests of the board." 

According to borough attorney, Mark Madaio, the other firm under consideration, Birdsall Services, had conflicts that would have ultimately caused their recusal.  

"Birdsall had many, many projects and much contact with Hekemian and performed engineering work for the water company." 

Madaio said that Preiss' cost will either be less than, or equal to, the cost of Burgis.   

Eileen March 21, 2012 at 02:40 AM
I don't mean to offend anyone, but don't we have enough apartments in new Milford? Why not condos, duplexes, or town homes?
Rory G. March 21, 2012 at 02:34 PM
No, the building in the lower right hand corner with the white roof is the proposed bank. It would be on River Road and across the street from the senior center (which is not in the drawing). The larger building, in the top center and also with a white roof, is the new Shop Rite. Main Street / New Milford Ave. is at the very top of the drawing.
Denise March 21, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Rory, So if I understand this correctly the new apartment buildings toward the front of the picture would be in the back (west) area of the land parcel? Basically I am looking at the picture backwoods.....The apartments would be kind of north on the road that the HS football field is on. Do I finally have this right? Somebody, please help me!!
Rory G. March 21, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Denise, the bottom left corner of the drawing shows two cars on a road that forms a triangle with the corner of the drawing. That is Cecchino Drive, the street that connects Madison Avenue (behind the H.S.) and River Road (front of H.S.) and has been blocked off from thru traffic to provide extra school parking. If you are on Cecchino Dr. and cross River Road heading east, the street name changes to Milford Avenue.
Denise March 21, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Rory, OK think I got it this time....The apartments are going to face the north side of the High School? Just Ducky...And of course there will have to be new entrances & exits built...Heaven forbid if one of them is on Cecchino Dr, I can see the accidents happening already....

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