NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Notice is Hereby Given pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:65-25(d)(1) that “Courage to Reconnect Scotch Plains/Fanwood” will sponsor a series of public hearings in order to receive comments regarding its application to the NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Local Finance Board, seeking the creation of a Municipal Consolidation Study Commission to study the consolidation of the Township of Scotch Plains and the Borough of Fanwood. A PDF copy of the application may be requested in advance of the hearings by sending an e-mail request to DCA staff at dlgs@dca.state.nj.us or via download from the applicant’s website http://SPFreconnect.wordpress.com/application/

The first public hearing was held on June 18, 2012.  The second public hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the 10th day of July, 2012, at 200 Forest Road, Fanwood, N.J. (corner of Woodland Avenue and Forest Road). The third (and final) public hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the 16th day of July, 2012, at the Scotch Plains Council Chambers, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, N.J.

Courage To Reconnect Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Dated: June 26, 2012

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Notice Is Hereby Given pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:65-25(d)(1) that “Courage to Reconnect Scotch Plains/Fanwood” will sponsor a series of public hearings in order to receive comments regarding its application to the NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Local Finance Board, seeking the creation of a Municipal Consolidation Study Commission to study the consolidation of the Township of Scotch Plains and Borough of Fanwood.  A PDF copy of the application may be requested in advance of the hearings by sending an e-mail request to DCA staff at dlgs@dca.state.nj.us or via download from the applicant’s website http://SPFreconnect.wordpress.com/application/.

The first public hearing will be held at 7:30 PM on the 18th day of June, 2012, at the Scotch Plains Court Room/Council Chambers, 430 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains, NJ.

The Fanwood public hearing is postponed and will be scheduled shortly.

PUBLIC HEARING AGENDAS

Courage to Reconnect Scotch Plains and Fanwood

Public Hearings Re: An Application Seeking Authorization From
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Local Finance Board,
For The Creation Of A Municipal Consolidation Study Commission. 
 

Public Hearing #1 – June 18, 2012 @ 7:30 PM (Scotch Plains)
Public Hearing #2 – June 27, 2012 @ 7:00 PM (Fanwood)
Joint Public Hearing – June 27, 2012 @ 8:00 PM (Fanwood)

  

AGENDA 

1. CALL TO ORDER

Fred Lange, on behalf of “Courage to Reconnect Scotch Plains and Fanwood,” will call the meeting to order.

2. OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT

Mr. Lange will state, “This meeting has been advertised and is being conducted in accordance with the provisions of the “Senator Byron M. Baer Open Public Meetings Act,” P.L. 1975, c. 231.

3. FLAG SALUTE

Mr. Lange will lead the meeting attendees in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag.

4. Mr. Lange will introduce the attending members of the “Courage to Reconnect Scotch Plains and Fanwood” representative committee, as well as Gina Genovese, Executive Director of “Courage to Connect NJ.”

5. Mr. Lange will introduce the attending NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA) representative, who will provide background concerning the purpose of the public hearings, DCA’s role in the application and municipal consolidation process, a brief summary of the “Local Option Municipal Consolidation” procedure, and the protocol that will be followed for public comments.

6. The DCA representative will open the hearing to the public for comments.

7. Mr. Lange will adjourn the hearing upon the conclusion of public comments.

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* A pdf copy of the application that was filed with the Local Finance Board is available

for download at the petitioner’s website: http://SPFreconnect.wordpress.com/application or via an e-mail request to DCA at dlgs@dca.state.nj.us.

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