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Art Vatsky April 17, 2014 at 11:57 AM
I endorse Eva's comments. Teaneck's government is controlled by the Teaneck Council and the manager Read Morewho serves at the pleasure of the Council. These four compose the majority of the seven member Council. What they say, goes. I am not happy with construction projects with poor outcomes, nor other projects with excessive budgets, nor undone projects like the absence of a truck garage for our DPW fleet or bathrooms at the new soccer field. Three million for a soccer stadium without bathrooms!! Does that make sense?
Laura Mausner April 17, 2014 at 08:54 PM
I heartily agree with Eva's perceptive comments. This election is about policies and not aboutRead Morerelig ion. Any effort to insinuate the opposite is a form of mud-slinging which has been used effectively before, but , I hope , can no longer fool the voters of this town. Let the Council majority defend the votes they took .Their religion is irrelevant, Laura Mausner..
Laura Mausner April 19, 2014 at 08:00 PM
There is a lack of affordable housing for the middle class these days. Are all these apartmentsRead Morelu xury priced? Has the community weighed in on the size of this project? Laura M.
Tom Abbott April 20, 2014 at 01:48 PM
Hearings were held where the community had the opportunity to weigh in. If I recall correctly theRead Morepu blic comments were favorable and the project was approved. As to the subject of affordable housing, this is covered by state and local law. A project such as this, is expected to set a certain number of units aside for affordable housing. The rules are complex and I couldn't speak to how this is worked out. Alternately the developer can by agreement with the council, instead contribute money to the township's Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The money has to be adequate to construct the affordable units and can only be used for that purpose. An agreement between the developer and the council is supposed to be reached before the plan can be approved. As far as I know it has not been discussed at a public meeting so either the plans met the rules or the rules are being ignored.