Berkeley Heights Swap and $27M Municipal Complex

Berkeley Heights Swap and Redevelopment is still alive.   For those of you that don’t know, there is a complex land  deal between Berkeley Heights and the Little Flower Church where the properties are swapped along with millions in cash.

Two of the six members of the town council also hold positions in the church and therefore have a conflict of interest.

On the back end of this deal is a $27 million municipal complex.   The town has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to pursue a legal loophole called the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law.   This law protects the deal against a binding referendum by the residents so the people can’t vote on it nor on the amount bonded.

In addition the law provides some “flexibility” when it comes to the contracts so that the council doesn’t need to take the lowest bid.

For more information see http://stoptheswap.org

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Peter Scull on October 11, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    More hocus pocus in Union County. Berkley Heights must be taking their lead from the Board of “Chosen” Freeholders. These shenanigans will never end in Union County.

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