Piscataway Township Council Advances Ordinance to Vacate Portions of Streets

The Piscataway Township Council recently convened to discuss a range of matters, including a new ordinance that, if passed, would vacate the rights of the public to portions of Clawson Street, Brook Avenue, and Field Avenue. The meeting also saw the council approving a consent agenda and addressing public comments concerning local issues.

Council members Gabrielle Cahill, Sharon Carmichael, Dennis Espinosa, Michele Lombardi, Kapil K. Shah, and Frank Uhrin were all present at the meeting. The proposed ordinance to relinquish public rights to parts of three local streets was adopted on the first reading and will now progress to a second reading and public hearing set for December 19, 2023.

A resident voiced concerns about perceived public nuisances in the township and expressed a desire for a refund in taxes, citing poor conditions in the area. In response, council members explained that a resolution was in place for instances where the township must invoke property maintenance services, resulting in liens on properties that failed to uphold their responsibilities.

The council also announced an upcoming ordinance for the next session, which would assert Title 39 jurisdiction on 100 Springfield Avenue, authorizing traffic control measures. Other agenda items include authorizing budget transfers, accepting the completion of the New Market Lake Park area improvements, and returning security deposits for the Sterling Village project.

Council members took the time to wish residents a Happy Thanksgiving and urged them to remember the less fortunate, highlighting local organizations like Fish that accept donations of food and clothing. Condolences were also extended to the family of Mike Wyansa, a former member of the zoning board who passed away recently.

Note: This meeting summary was generated by AI, which can occasionally misspell names, misattribute actions, and state inaccuracies. This summary is intended to be a starting point and you should review the meeting record linked above before acting on anything you read. If we got something wrong, let us know. We’re working every day to improve our process in pursuit of universal local government transparency.

Brian C. Wahler
City Council Officials:
Frank Uhrin, Gabrielle Cahill, Linwood D. Rouse, Kapil K. Shah, Dennis Espinosa, Sharon Carmichael, Michele Lombardi

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