Monroe Township Council Agrees To Settlement
Monroe's Township Council voted to approve a settlement with developer JSM that will impact two major developments within the community. The settlement agreement was precipitated by a lawsuit brought by JSM after the Planning Board denied their application for a mixed use development to be located at Route 33 & Perrineville Rd.
The settlement addresses both the proposed Route 33 development as well as the Villages at Monroe to be located at the intersection of County Route 613 & Mounts Mills Road. The latter project was met with significant objection from residents of Regency at Monroe. The pros and cons associated with changes to both developments are as follows:
- Changes in the number of affordable housing units will result in fewer school age children
- Increases in the amount of commercial space will be positive from a real estate tax standpoint
- Increases in the amount of commercial space will result in greater traffic impact
Summer Concert Series Begins July10
July 10 - Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band - The joyful music of Eastern Europe to mainstream America will have you dancing in the shaded grove.
July 17 - A Blue Moon Revue - Highlighting the favorites of the 50's and 60's Rock and Roll.
July 24 - Sirocco Jazz - An exciting evening with a local Jazz Quartet featuring vocalist, Wendy Vaughn.
July 31 - Three Amigos - Acoustical classic rock featuring our local guitarist, Elliot L. Stroul.
August 7 - Grupo Arcano - Salsa from the Brooklyn side of the East River! One of the hottest up-and-coming salsa bands.
August 14 - Rave On! - A memorable evening of early Rock and Rolllegends including Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison.
Bring your blankets, folding chairs and even a picnic basket to enjoy before the concert.
Refreshments will be sold for $1 per item.
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Trout for Dinner?
As you drive into Jamesburg, past Manalapan Lake, you can see groups of people fishing near the outfall where water movement is at its greatest. This location is preferred because that's where the trout like to be. Thanks in part to the efforts of Boy Scout Troop 60, Manalapan Lake in Thompson Park was stocked with trout by the State's Division of Fish and Wildlife. On March 19, 400 trout from the state's hatchery were introduced to their new home.
To further increase our enjoyment of this lake, the Middlesex County Division of Parks and Recreation built a boat launch, allowing individuals to fish from either manual or electric powered boats. Troop 60 had constructed more than 80 fish habitats at the Department of Public Works garage. The habitats were made from brush and concrete. In August 2012, the lake also received a large number of fish transported from Brainerd Lake in Cranbury when its dam broke.
Freshwater Fishing licenses are required for residents 16 to 70 years of age. For NJ residents age 70 and over, a driver's license or other acceptable proof of age containing date of birth and physical description will function as the actual fishing license. Licenses can be purchased from most sporting goods stores and Wal-Mart.
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