This Week in New Milford

Mark your calendars--here's what's going on in town this week.

The Mayor and Council will be holding their work session Monday Oct. 8 beginning at 7pm in the upstairs conference room of Borough Hall. Please note that this meeting had been originally scheduled for Wednesday Oct. 10. The agenda includes the bid results of Center Street and Reichelt Road and a Rent Leveling Ordinance. Click here to see the full agenda.

There will be a regular meeting of the Zoning Board on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 pm in the council chambers of Borough Hall. Gospel Fellowship Church and Sanzari's are on the agenda.

Gospel Fellowship Church is currently under contract to purchase the Riverview Racquetball Club once the site plan is granted the variances from the zoning board. The church, currently located in Bergenfield, is seeking to move into the Riverview Racquetball Club facility on Henley Ave., but was denied by the Planning Board in December. The board cited increased flooding, traffic and the number of congregants as reasons for denial.

Sanzari's New Bridge Inn is seeking variance approval to construct a parking lot where two dwellings are currently located and expand the restaurant by approximately 600 square feet.

to amplify the concerns raised by the residents of Teaneck regarding the proposed expansion.

Broughton cited flooding and increased traffic as his main concerns and stated that because most of the residential houses in the vicinity of the restaurant are located in Teaneck, this is primarily a Teaneck problem. Broughton said that the area surrounding the houses slated for demolition, and Sanzari's New Bridge Inn, have historically been prone to flooding.

After listening to the impassioned comments of the Teaneck residents opposed to the expansion, Chairman of the Zoning Board, Karl Schaffenberger, suggested that the board obtain their own traffic consultant and put forth that the board hold off on voting for the application and carry it over to the Oct. 9 meeting. A majority on the board voted to postpone the vote until the Oct 9 meeting.

Click here to see the full agenda.

There will be a meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7pm in the upstairs conference room of Borough Hall. The New Milford Historic Preservation Commission is charged with preserving the integrity of the borough's historic heritage as the birthplace of Bergen County through preservation and archiving of buildings, land, and items of historic value; through research into the people, events, and locations that have formed that history, through public education programs.


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