>Lightgate : BOE acted contrary to Municipal Land Use Law at N.J.S.A. 40:55D-31A
Lightgate : BOE acted contrary to Municipal Land Use Law at N.J.S.A. 40:55D-31A
Hi Mr. Pucciarelli,
Thank you and the rest of the Planning Board for listening to my comments at the past meeting. Even though by strict law you do not have to hold a new Advisory Review Hearing on the Lights,I think by the points I made and the issues at stake it behooves the Board to reopen and let’s say “continue” the Hearing.
As stated we were mislead by the Superintendent to this Hearing and
there were a number of issues not addressed at the Hearing because we were not there that needs at least a response on record. This entire project is in a Residential Zone and we will incur light spillage greater than allowed by village ordinance, already have 11 monumental light poles
which dwarf the neighborhood and again are greater than the 20 foot Village Code limits. Since the BOE chose not to address you before completing 99.9% of the project (which is contrary to
Municipal Land Use Law at N.J.S.A. 40:55D-31A) the need for say all 7 poles at Stevens was not even addressed and no comments could thus be made. I guess if they wanted to put 25 such monster eye-sores on this Field that would be allowed too? What are the limits?Plus without us being at the hearing the whole issue of Change In Use from predominantly School to Village and Outside groups could not be addressed.This is important since a Change In Use would make them subject to Village Ordinances and submit their plans to the Board of Adjustment.
Lastly, without us at the hearing the whole question of limits to 7 days
a week from 8:00 in the morning ’til 10:00 at night could not be addressed. How when their fields are abutting our homes within just a few feet can’t the noise and traffic and parking issues be
a concern to the Village which must be ultimately responsible with the Police for these matters.
How can you put not just one “Stadium” as they call it but two in such a tight residential neighborhood of so many homes and young children exposed to such late night noise and disruption when trying to
sleep detrimental to the public health & general welfare.
Thanks again Mr. Pucciarelli for hearing me out and I would appreciate
you sharing this e-mail with the rest of the Planning Board.
The entire neighborhood and other concerned citizens of Ridgewood that
do not like how the BOE flouted your authority and has shown no sensitivity and communication with the affected area are reaching out to you to do the right thing and reopen the Hearing.