Cell Tower, Utility Money and Property Maintenance Top Stories
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Green Brook resident Mark Sherman stoped by Monday's Township Committee meeting to express his distaste for the Verizon cell tower built between the municipal building and the police headquarters.
Sherman said the tower, and its control shed, was an eyesore, unnecessary and a possible health threat; township officials countered the tower will pay Green Brook about a quarter of a million dollars over the life of the 10-year contract, and may be used to improve emergency services' communications later later.
The topic garnered lots of attention, but readers also followed these stories:
The Borough Council discussed using funds being paid to cover the costs and impacts of construction crews working in Watchung replacing high-power transmission line towers. It appears to be a good match—estimates of the costs to replace the radio systems are as much as $80,000.
The Watchung council also worked on finding a way to either get properties not being maintained cleaned up, or do the work and place liens—but the properties under discussion are often heading towards foreclosure and it's not clear who is responsible.
November's election is just 44 day way—what issues would you like to see the local candidates, municipal—and for the first time, school board—address?
The park is open until dusk—but with winter coming, that could make for some mighty short dog walks by December for many pooches.
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