Thursday, September 19, 2013


The eight plans submitted last week have yet to be reviewed by the public, a move Mayor De Luca says may not happen. 

We put in a request to review them, but that has yet to be granted. If the township really thinks it should be able to pick a plan without letting the public see the options, they have another thing coming.

Alternative Press reports:

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Local residents took to the podium at Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting to ask that the public be included in the process of choosing a developer to design and build the new project on the Maplewood Post Office site.
As previously reported, the township has received proposals from eight developers who wish to bid on the project.  The Township Committee has stated that its goal is to choose one of these developers for the project by the end of the year, and that decision would be made by the Economic Development Committee and the Township Committee.

The Economic Development Committee, according to the Township’s website, consists of Mayor Victor DeLuca, Township Committee members Gerard Ryan and Kathleen Leventhal. As well as Township Administrator Joseph Manning, Chair of the Maplewood Planning Board Tom Carlson, Municipal Attorney Roger Desiderio and Director of Community Relations Annette DePalma.

During the public comment portion of the meeting, resident Gideon Roman asked the Committee if the eight proposals would be shared with the public. DeLuca stated that it had not yet been decided, and that the Committee would be having their first discussion about the various plans this Thursday.

See more HERE.

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