Meeting Date
Filter by bodytypes
Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Board of Elections
Board of Health
Borough Council
City Council
County Council
Environmental Commission
Historic Preservation Commission
Housing Authority
Human Relations Committee
Insurance Fund
Land Use Board
Library Board
Municipal Alliance
Parking Authority
Parks and Gardens Commission
Parks Commission
Planning Board
Recreation Commission
Redevelopment Agency
Rent Leveling Board
School Board
Sewerage Authority
Shade Tree Commission
Trails Committee
Zoning Board
Filter by County
NJ
Atlantic County
Bergen County
Burlington County
Camden County
Cape May County
Cumberland County
Essex County
Gloucester County
Hudson County
Hunterdon County
Mercer County
Middlesex County
Monmouth County
Morris County
Ocean County
Passaic County
Somerset County
Sussex County
Union County
Warren County
Filter by sourcetypes
Minutes
Recording

Franklin Lakes Fire Department Faces Volunteer Shortage Crisis

Overview: In a recent meeting of the Franklin Lakes Borough Council, the decline in volunteers for the fire department emerged as a pressing issue. The revelation that, at times, only one firefighter is responding to calls underscored the urgency of the situation. The council is now actively considering a stipend plan to incentivize participation and examining the potential introduction of bunkhouses to accommodate out-of-town firefighters.

Overview: At a recent Franklin Lakes Borough Council meeting, the central focus was a proposed housing ordinance, which has now been deferred until after a “fairness hearing” on October 24th.

Overview: In a recent Franklin Lakes Borough Council meeting, community concerns and debates unfolded, with the proposed construction of a bandshell at Parsons Pond Park taking center stage. The meeting, presided over by Mayor Charles J.X. Kahwaty, saw residents voicing their apprehensions about various issues, ranging from the state of the local playground to changes in traffic patterns and the prolonged absence of a police chief.

Overview: In a session characterized by debate and a decisive tie-breaking vote by Mayor Charles J.X. Kahwaty, the Franklin Lakes Borough Council moved forward on a series of issues, including the approval of a much-debated bandstand and changes to the borough’s infrastructure to enhance pedestrian safety.

Overview: In a charged Franklin Lakes Borough Council meeting, Council members and residents faced off over a property development slated to be the largest in the borough’s history. Central issues included a proposed 495-unit multifamily housing project by and a federal use option that has stirred outcry from some community members. While the project promises to meet the borough’s affordable housing quota, it comes amidst contentious debate over zoning ordinances, taxpayer liability, and environmental and traffic impacts.

Meeting Date
Filter by bodytypes
Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Board of Elections
Board of Health
Borough Council
City Council
County Council
Environmental Commission
Historic Preservation Commission
Housing Authority
Human Relations Committee
Insurance Fund
Land Use Board
Library Board
Municipal Alliance
Parking Authority
Parks and Gardens Commission
Parks Commission
Planning Board
Recreation Commission
Redevelopment Agency
Rent Leveling Board
School Board
Sewerage Authority
Shade Tree Commission
Trails Committee
Zoning Board
Filter by County
NJ
Atlantic County
Bergen County
Burlington County
Camden County
Cape May County
Cumberland County
Essex County
Gloucester County
Hudson County
Hunterdon County
Mercer County
Middlesex County
Monmouth County
Morris County
Ocean County
Passaic County
Somerset County
Sussex County
Union County
Warren County
Filter by sourcetypes
Minutes
Recording