Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Who's Anonymous?

Kinda nice to see your name in the paper without having to write an article or a letter to the editor. This weeks Bloomfield Life has a followup piece to it's coverage of last months Special Planning Board Meeting concerning the Oakes Pond developer's application.

The original writeup on the meeting quoted Attorney Ralph Salerno's charge that anonymous packages were sent to several board members with unspecified information opposing the development.
The packets contained the Remedial Action Workplan for National Starch and Chemical which was submitted to the NJDEP, and included the nature and location of contaminants at the site, a description of the partial cleanup to non-residential standards, and the necessity for ongoing groundwater monitoring and deed restrictions. All of this is public information, yet none of it was allowed into evidence or even mentioned by the developer's environmental experts during the hearings.

The "anonymous" cover letter was signed by 12 members of Save Bloomfield Now including myself.  The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.

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