New Jersey Future has teamed up with a research scientist from Carnegie Mellon University to support Highlands and Sea Bright in our effort to develop a long-term resiliency plan. One part of this support involves reaching out to and engaging with the public to talk about flooding risk and plausible solutions. To that end, they developed a short survey to understand how best to talk about these issues with community members.
Please help our community in its plan for recovery and resiliency.This 10-15 minute survey will ask about your beliefs on flooding and flooding risk. Your answers will help Highlands, Sea Bright and New Jersey Future make plans for long-term community resiliency. In a few months, New Jersey Future will publish a summary of the answers given by the community.
Here is the link to the survey: http://njfuture.org/risksurvey
Posted: August 25th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Highlands, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, New Jersey Future, Sean Kean | Tags: Highlands, New Jersey Future, Planning, Resiliency, Sea Bright | Comments Off on Attention Highlands and Sea Bright residents: Your input matters
All Girls School Says It Will Appeal
Trinity Hall, the all girls private school currently operating from Croydon Hall in the Leonardo section of Middletown Township, had its plans to develop a campus in the Chapel Hill neighborhood of the Township rejected by the Planning Board at 1am this morning, according to a report in The Asbury Park Press.
The board of trustees of Trinity Hall plans to appeal this decision, according to a press release posted on the school’s website. They are confident in the merits of their case and anticipate this decision will be reversed. The Middletown Planning Board had directed the application be submitted without variance from the ordinance and that Trinity Hall accept reasonable additional conditions or amendments, which the application did follow.
“As a Middletown resident and Trinity Hall board of trustees member I am disappointed in the decision of the Middletown Planning Board, which seems arbitrary and contrary to Township ordinance,” said Donna Winchell. “The school is committed to being a good neighbor and has given back to the community through almost 500 hours of community service in just nine months.”
Posted: June 13th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Education, Middletown, News | Tags: Education, Leonardo, Middletown, Planning, Planning Board, Trinity Hall | 5 Comments »
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Posted: April 18th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Planning, Sandy Recover, Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long, Superstorm Sandy | Comments Off on NJ Sandy planning moves forward on local level; experts say regional approach needed