Thursday, March 28, 2013
The water project, said one resident at the 3rd Ward community meeting Wednesday, 'will put a stake in the heart of that community' if it is approved.
The council is in an “information gathering phase” with regards to the Nishuane Park water well project in the 4th Ward, officials said during a community meeting this week. “We need to look at our need for water, our usage of water and what are the concerns people have regarding this pumping station, how do we balance the two and make an informed decision,” Third Ward Councilor Sean Spiller said at a Wednesday night meeting that included Mayor Robert Jackson and Superintendent Penny MacCormack. The township gets about 80 percent of its water from reservoirs, which Jackson said was “not a healthy number.” For safety and sustainability purposes, Jackson suggested scaling the percent of water the township gets from reservoirs to 50 percent…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Township Manager Marc Dashield said all questions and comments from residents will be categorized, answered and presented at a future council meeting.
The township has received the transcripts from the two January public hearings about a proposal to construct a water well facility in Nishuane Park. Township Manager Marc Dashield said at the council meeting on Tuesday the township will now categorize the hundreds of questions and comments voiced by residents at the public hearings. The township will then present and answer all of them during a future council meeting. “We are going to pull everything in and make a final presentation so we deal with all of the issues before the council ...,” said Dashield. “... We really want to do a thorough job with the issues." He added that more comments will be received that were submitted before the deadline to the Department of Environmental …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Patch has provided an up to date list of information about the project which you can access online.
Thursday, January 24
Montclair Township has released documents about the proposed Nishuane Park water well project. The township has held two public meetings last week about building a proposed water well facility in Nishaune Park. During those public meetings, and the council meeting held on Tuesday, residents cited numerous times the difficulty in attaining documents about the project. Below is an up to date list of all the reports and information from the township about the project. Also, the following links will bring you to the Montclair Patch's coverage of the previous meetings. Township Wants To Place New Water Well on Protected Parkland Nishuane Well Project Gets Backlash from Vocal Residents Water Well Unwelcome in Nishuane Park, Residents Say …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Montclair Council and mayor said they are still 'evaluating the data' about a plan to build a water treatment facility in the park. And let us know what you think by voting in our Patch poll!
The Montclair Council received an earful of criticism and objections on Tuesday about a township plan to build a water facility in Nishuane Park. For the third time in a week, residents spoke at the public podium and cited both environmental concerns and the loss of parkland as reasons for the council to nix the plan. “This project will once again be diverting land protected by Green Acres,” said resident Audrey Hawley. “There has been no information provided giving a compelling reason for activating this well. "To allow this project to go forward will cause a disturbance to wildlife, plant life and airspace, and change the landscape of the area.” Township representatives have cited the need to meet future growth, and the well’s long-…