Voting On GCU General Expansion Resolution Postponed

Planning-Board-Meeting-gcu-picThe Planning Board this evening postponed the vote on the Georgian Court University resolution, upon the board Lawyer’s request. The board’s Lawyer requested it be pushed off for a few weeks as they review some of the items written in the application. The Planning Board was expected to vote tonight on a resolution that would deny the University’s application for a 20-year general development plan, which ended in a stale mate on December 21, 2010. 

At that December meeting, a motion was first made to approve the plan with the exception of the two entrances, but that did not pass. Another motion was then made to pass the entire project, but that ended in a stale mate, which legally creates a denial. TLS.

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  1. They would need to build condos with narrow streets that buses get stuck on and fire trucks can’t pass through. Just building condos won’t pass without the whole package. Yep, that area needs condos for sure.

  2. Sounds like playin around to me. They can’t appeal anything until the resolution is officialy voted on. So this just puts gcu in a hole for a few more weeks.

  3. unbelievable, 156 acres and can’t build. why in lakewood you can build 2-3 houses on lots that once held 1 home. narrow streets, traffic? don’t see any problem.

  4. Do you want to talk about new development? Take a look at the NEW TAX MAP on the Lakewood Township web site. Look at all the new proposed lots for the homes. They are mostly 100 feet long BUT only 20 feet wide. How can you put 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, and a DRIVEWAY on that small piece of property? Where do the cars get parked? And don’t forget the basement tenant’s car.

  5. Guys, stop complaining about the condos. The more townhomes they can squeeze in, the more taxes they collect, the less taxes we pay. Unlike GCU which doesn’t pay taxes.

  6. Hey Yid
    If you were any way right, our taxes would have dropped a long time ago. Look at all the building being done NOW, and where have your taxes gone, UP UP UP!! Services are being cut and the population keeps increasing something is not adding up, where is the tax money going? By the way check the tax maps to see how many properties are off the tax rolls for what ever reason.

  7. Yid, what dream world are you living in? With all the homes in this town, where is the money? Show me the money? What these homes bring are more busing costs, more strained services, less tax base. This is Lakewood, remember?

  8. #9 your dead wrong! If you think that the math makes sense you must have a government job. Every other town balances the budget with 60% of the households putting 1.5 kids thru the school system at an average cost of $14K per child yearly. In Lakewood LESS then 20% of the households put a child thru the system. We have trash once a week and have an industrial park. What brand calculator do you use. Change the batteries!

  9. Every 100 townhomes built has one of them off the tax rolls for a synogogue. Them jews still end up giving us so much more in taxes from those 99 townhouses than what we lose from that one synogogue.

  10. Soon the palestinians will claim that Lakewood is really occupied territory, and that really the Palestinians lived in Lakewood way before the jews, and the jews stole the land from the palestinians. Then Obama will force the jews in Lakewood to stop building any new “settlements” in Lakewood, so as not to destroy the peace process.
    The world wide media will pick it up, and obsess about them jews building in Lakewood. Every time a new townhouse goes up on rt 9, all the leftists all over the world will come out of their holes and claim that Lakewood is an apartheid state.

  11. Lakewood had money before all these town homes were build. We had money for police, sports (some of the best teams in the state), and we had money to live off of because taxes were low. Now taxes are insane and we have nothing we used to just crowded streets and a depleted police dept. and failing public schools! More is not better.

  12. GCU hasn`t paid taxes since way before lakewood had financial problems. so lets not throw stones.
    and to # 13 i like your way of thinking:-)

  13. to all- GCU will prevail in court. It’s a shame the reason why it was turned down.
    Taxes is another issue. If the residents wanted to pay less taxes they would help everyone with the school bus issues. Everyone in town knows the cost is 20 million and growing yet no one wants to address the issue.
    The igud wants more and more money but at the tax payers expense, yours and mine

  14. I think we should let up on the bussing. If the orthodox want, all they need to do is bring their 20,000 kids to public school tomorrow morning, and the school district will be required to pay for their schooling at a cost of $15,000 per kid. Our taxes will quadruple in one year to $18,000 per homeowner. Think the orthodox won’t do it? They did it up in monroe n.y. And if they feel threatened they’ll do it here too. It worked so well in monroe ny that they got their own school district! And now they don’t pay taxes for the public school at all, they only pay taxes for their own school district which encompasses their own schools. Stupid people in monroe- they refused some basic services for the orthodox, and they ended up losing the entire tax base.

    You watch – it’ll happen here as well. We take away their bussing – small amounts – and they will swamp us with their kids and our taxes will go up like we’ve never dreamed. Let’s be thankful all they want is some bussing, and they don’t expect us to pay the $16,000 per kid that we spend on our public school kids.

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