On Feb 6, 2013, Jeanne Olson appealed the Borough’s proposal to locate a new elementary school and 115 homes in a 634-acre parcel of Borough land along Brock Road, Repp Road, and Hollowell Road. The elementary school would be sited in the SE corner of the parcel, see map below.
The appeal cited the Platting Board’s lack of consideration of known hazards in the area including air pollution and WWII-era military waste. In addition, the appeal questioned the disregard of key input from the Brock Road Working Group.
Other appeal points included the lack of consideration of the “hardship” on the private sector that would be caused by this Borough development in “an already saturated and uncertain” real estate market, customary trail use, school siting concerns including obstacles to development of large volume water and septic systems necessary for a school, and inadequate public notice.
The appeal will be heard by the Planning Commission, and their decision is appealable to the superior court. No date has been set for the Planning Commission appeal hearing.
>> Link: Elbasan Acres Appeal, filed 2/6/2013 PDF
>> Link: Platting Board full agenda packet, 1/30/2013 pp 37-57
>> Link: Borough platting board OKs subdivision plan FDNM 2/1/2013, reporter: Mary Beth Smetzer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For more information or to offer assistance, contact Jeanne Olson, <email@example.com>.