Briefs from Tri-Town News, June 15

Jackson residents who want to run in the 2022 election have until 4 p.m. Sept. 6 to file a nomination petition, according to a legal notice issued by Township Clerk Diane Festino.

Jackson’s non-partisan municipal election will be held Nov. 8. The mayoral term currently held by Michael Reina and the council terms currently held by Andrew Kern and Alex Sauickie will be on the ballot. All terms are four years, from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2026.

The other current members of the city council — Nino Borrelli, Steve Chisholm Jr. and Martin Flemming — are serving terms that will end Dec. 31, 2024.

All municipal officials in Jackson are elected by popular vote in a plurality vote. Candidates do not run under the banner of a political party.

Nomination petitions will be available beginning June 15 at the City Clerk’s Office, 95 West Veterans Highway, for those wishing to participate in the 2022 election. Petitions can be picked up Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The deadline for filing a petition is September 6 at 4 p.m., according to the legal notice.

During its meeting on On June 15, the Jackson Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to consider an application by Swanborne, LLC, seeking preliminary and final approval of major subdivision and preliminary and final approval of major site plan, as well as approval of conditional use and conditional use variance relief regarding the property bounded by East Veterans Highway (Route 528) to the north, South Hope Chapel Road (Route 547) to the east and Whitesville Road (Route 527) south and west, according to a legal opinion issued by attorney John Giunco, who is representing the plaintiff.

The application proposes to subdivide the property to allow for the construction of an inclusive residential development of 253 units, including 205 detached single-family residential lots (two of which are existing residences to remain); a lot for the construction of six multi-family residential buildings containing a total of 48 affordable units for very low, low and middle income families and individuals; a lot for the construction of a two-storey place of worship; construction of a proposed recreation area; a lot for a sanitary sewer pumping station; and four stormwater management/open space lots.

The property is 158 acres in size and is within Jackson’s Regional Growth Zone 2 and the proposed uses are conditionally permitted in Zone RG-2.

Applicant will seek conditional use variance relief to permit affordable housing in attached units with eight units per building, where a local ordinance permits attached units with a maximum of four units per building; and to permit parking and walkways within the front yard setback and buffer zone of the proposed place of worship.

The zoning board meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 15 at the municipal building.

Green Leaf Pet Resort, Millstone Township partners with big names in the pet care industry to raise funds for the CentraState Healthcare Foundation.

On June 25, from noon to 6 p.m., Green Leaf Pet Resort will welcome thousands of animal-loving attendees to its Canine Carnival – Paws for a Cause event. Organizers said 100% of proceeds won will be donated to the CentraState Healthcare Foundation to support its mission to the community, according to a press release.

Admission is free and all furry, furry and feathered friends are encouraged to attend. There will be carnival games, dog dock dives, lure lessons, a New Jersey State Police K-9 demonstration, food trucks, vendor tables, face painting and live musical performances.

A highlight of the day will be the raffles, one of which is for a 2022 Crosstrek lease donated by All American Subaru of Old Bridge. Dog lovers will be supported by VCA’s mobile triage unit and “Ask-A-Vet” station, as well as Fi’s Microchip station, according to the press release.

“We are happy to be able to give back,” said Shelly Leibowitz, co-founder and owner of Green Leaf Pet Resort. “We believe in what CentraState does for our community, spouses, loved ones, and children. We are both foundations built on love.

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New Jersey US Water announced the recipients of its 2022 Volunteer Fire and EMS grant program.

This year, 23 volunteer fire and EMS departments in company service areas have been chosen to receive grants, totaling more than $41,000, which will be used to support initiatives, training and/or improved equipment to help responders better protect themselves and communities. they serve, according to a press release.

Howell Township First Aid and Rescue Squad No. 1 received a grant from the company.

The grants will be used in a variety of ways by each department, including the purchase of automatic external defibrillators, fire hoses, ice rescue suits and other lifesaving equipment, as well as training courses and tools. , according to the press release.

Electric Atlantic City, Exelon, the Drumthwacket Foundation and Sustainable Jersey honored six student teams for their NJ Student Climate Challenge action projects, which offer innovative approaches to help solve the current problem of climate change.

Teams of high school and college students were tasked with developing and executing a school or community climate action project and creating a digital story or video to capture their project’s approach and impacts climate, according to a press release.

In the college category, first place went to the Compost United team from Howell Middle School South and third place went to the Fantastic Plastics team from Howell Middle School South.

The student team winners and their teacher mentors were recognized June 8 at an awards ceremony hosted by the Drumthwacket Foundation featuring New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy.

Winners were selected by a panel of judges comprised of educators and representatives from local nonprofits, state agencies, and partner organizations. The winning schools received a grant to support their climate education initiatives, according to the press release.

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