A cell tower application is currently before the Joint Land Use Board (JLUB) by Verizon. Shamong Ordinance 2000-8 gives township property a priority for location. This is a great benefit as the income from the cell tower will be in the budget as a revenue stream. However, the township is arguing the point of putting on a commercial property with a private owner. This is not acceptable.
A petition was presented to the Township Committee to request to spend the funds to hire the professionals to do the work that would show a diminished value of the properties located near a cell tower.
The JLUB responded by hiring a planner. A planner? They rejected hiring a professional to represent the residents requests such as a real estate agent. A professional to work with the Pineland’s Commission to look at the 125 Township owned properties would have been a responsible decision but that was rejected as well.
This issue, along with the reactive actions of the Township Committee that created an animal ordinance after the residents fought hard, are two reasons to say….SMITH & CARLOS WILL DO BETTER. Join us in the fight for rights of residents.