Tinton Falls Council Adopts New Traffic Ordinance, Addresses Landfill Concerns

The Tinton Falls Borough Council meeting on February 20th, 2024, was marked by the adoption of an ordinance altering traffic jurisdiction and A discussion on landfill issues. The newly adopted ordinance amends the borough code, affecting private properties under title 39 jurisdiction. Additionally, the meeting saw a resident raising concerns about a landfill issue, leading to a debate over the possibility of a makeup hearing with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

The council’s first major action was to address the ordinance amending chapter 7 part three of the borough code. The ordinance’s adoption means changes to the list of private properties that fall under title 39 jurisdiction, which governs traffic regulations within the borough. The discussion on this topic was brief, with public input being opened and closed swiftly before the council members unanimously voted in favor of the ordinance.

The most contentious topic of the evening arose during the public comments segment. Resident Bill Keor brought to light concerns regarding a landfill issue that has been a point of contention within the community. Keor questioned whether Tinton Falls could arrange for a makeup hearing with the DEP, referencing a prior meeting that some officials were reportedly not informed about. This sparked a debate among those present, examining the feasibility and potential effectiveness of such a makeup hearing.

The discourse revealed a sense of frustration among residents and some council members regarding communication about environmental issues, such as the landfill concern. Despite the debate and the expression of grievances, the discussion concluded with no definitive resolution or plan of action concerning the makeup hearing with the DEP.

In the course of the meeting, the council also approved the consent agenda. There was one instance of recusal, where a member abstained from voting on one of the items listed. The nature of the item and the reason for the recusal were not specified in the summaries provided.

Following the consent agenda, the meeting proceeded without any additional new business or reports. The session was adjourned at 7:52 PM, concluding the evening’s business.

These reports are critical in offering the council and public insight into the functioning and future plans of various borough departments. The council took the time to express appreciation for the Department of Public Works and acknowledged the contributions of individual council members in addressing various community issues.

Other topics of lesser prominence but still of interest included updates on environmental commission meetings, the economic revitalization authority board representation, library and park projects, and efforts to manage issues related to a reclamation center.

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.
Vito Perillo
City Council Officials:
John A. Manginelli, Risa Clay, Michael J. Nesci (Planning Board Class III Member), Tracy A. Buckley, Dr. Lawrence A. Dobrin

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