In 431 E Palisade Avenue Real Estate, LLC, et al. v. City of Englewood, a Federal Judge just ruled that the city of Englewood is not permitted to enforce its zoning rules, because plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the merits at trial of showing that the City’s Zoning Ordinances violate the Fair Housing act, thereby rendering them unconstitutional. The current zoning rules do not permit assisted living and memory-care facilities in the regular residential zones (R-AAA), which plaintiffs claim is discriminatory. Continue reading “Interesting Land Use Decision in Englewood”
Earlier this month, elected officials and mayors from the region met to discuss deer management at a regional symposium featuring wildlife biologists from the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Coverage of the event can be found here:
Deer Dilemma Forum: Lethal vs. Non-Lethal Options Discussed
Additional coverage: Pascack Press.
Here is a video of the presentation from last December and the slides from the 6/5/19 presentation can be found below. Continue reading “Regional Symposium on Deer Management”
Thank you to all those that created this opportunity (as well as those that came out last night), to discuss the best way to move our township forward and meet the needs of our future.
Here is the video of last night’s event for those that weren’t able to attend.
(The forum was held by the Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee not the Township.
Live streaming and the video were provided by Allison Davis.)
The Teaneck Board of Education hired Whitehall Associates, Inc. to conduct an independent analysis of the effects of new development on the Teaneck Schools. The analysis (available below) projects enrollment based on particular projects and to the overall school system through the 2023-24 school year. Some of the numbers are projections (as the pre-k and K classes haven’t been born yet), but the rest are based on trends and the scientific methodology is outlined in the report and consistent with NJDOE practices.
From the Report:
- Whitehall Associates, Inc. is considered a qualified demographer by the New Jersey Department of Education
- Whitehall Associates, Inc. states that the demographic report it prepared for the Teaneck Board of Education was prepared in
compliance with the appropriate law and administrative code.
- Bernard Piaia, at the NJDOE Office of School Facilities, has agreed to accept this report for review and consideration, if it is submitted in its complete final form, with an original signature, along with the NJDOE cohort survival worksheets for the Long Range Facility Plan.\
- The original of this report is on electronic file at the offices of Whitehall Associates, In c. and is available for examination by the appropriate
- Whitehall Associates was retained by the Teaneck Board of Education to prepare a demographic study for the Teaneck Public School District. The information in this demographic report is suitable for inclusion in any document to be forwarded to the New Jersey Department of Education for matters concerning school facilities.
For those that want the bottom line up front: The Teaneck school enrollment number for total students in 2018-19 is currently 3,504 students.
In 2023-24, that number is projected to be 3,599 students. An increase of 95 students across 13 grades.
The Independent Demographic Analysis Report
(comments in blue appear in the report itself) Continue reading “Teaneck BOE: Independent Demographic Study of Impact of New Development”
Public input at meetings of council and statutory boards is critical to the proper functioning of government. But not all opportunities to speak are the same.
If you came out to speak at yesterday’s Zoning Board hearing against an application – it was not entered in the record for the application.
In this post, I’ll outline the problem and then make a few suggestions as to how we might find a fix.
Types of Public Input
Yesterday, the Township held the first of a series of meetings on development.
You can see the slideshow presentation below (it can be downloaded here).
(For information on the “NJ Division of Taxation Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement Program,” mentioned at the meeting, click here)2019-02-19_Teaneck Development Forum presentation
There’s a new kid-friendly establishment coming to Teaneck, but not if State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg has anything to say about it.
Senator Loretta Weinberg, in her capacity as our representative, has sued the Township and a business trying to open up in “her” building (full complaint available below).
The tenant, Teaneck Speedway LLC wishes to put in two amenities:
1) Slot-Car Racing tracks and 2) a Mini-Bowling area. (The latter is kind of a mix between skee-ball and bowling)
Here’s what it will look like: Continue reading “[UPDATE x2] [LAWSUIT] Senator Weinberg to Teaneck Business: Not in my backyard!”
At this last week’s Council meeting, the Council introduced Ordinance 25-2018: An ordinance designating the Township Council of the Township of Teaneck to act as a Redevelopment Entity. The full text of the Ordinance appears at the end of this post.
What does a redevelopment agency do? Continue reading “Addressing Redevelopment and Transparency in Teaneck”