(Warren County) committee votes against Highlands
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
By JAMES S. YOUNG
OXFORD TWP. -- The Township Committee passed a resolution Monday
opposing the Highlands bill.
The resolution supports a suit both Warren and Hunterdon county
filed against the state last month, saying the Highlands Preservation
Mayor Alex Lazorisak said that under the Highlands bill the township
out on about $6.5 million it would have received from Coachlight
L.L.C, which planned to build an age-restricted community on 150
acres owned by the township. Under the Highlands bill, development
will not be permitted on a vast majority of the land.
The legislation designates areas for preservation and development
planning within 800,000 acres across seven counties.
"We're going to continue fighting the Highlands act,"
said Lazorisak, who was sworn in for a three-year term Monday
during the reorganization portion of the meeting.
Lazorisak said other goals for 2005 include working on a rehabilitation
and development plan for downtown and trying to control sewer
rates dictated by the Warren County Municipal Utilities Authority.
Phillip Rosenberg was again appointed deputy mayor. Angelo Accetturo
is the other councilman for the three-member committee.
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