2 results for month: 01/2012


Edison Sentinel: Edison OKs controversial Dismal Swamp request

Environmental activists and residents came out in numbers Jan. 11 to hear the much-anticipated decision regarding a Dismal Swamp land-use battle that has spanned two decades. The Edison Township Council, having deliberated the matter in closed session on Jan. 9, voted 5-1 at its Jan. 11 regular meeting in favor of a resolution that could pave the way for a driveway to be built providing access to the Visco tract, where a Jehovah’s Witness center is proposed. The council’s action memorializes its request for final Green Acres approval of an amendment to the township’s Recreation Open Space Inventory (ROSI). The driveway would be built in the ...

Home News Tribune Opinion: Edison officials again savaging Dismal Swamp

by Robert Spiegel On behalf of the nonprofit Edison Wetlands Association (EWA), I am writing regarding the township of Edison’s recent action in betraying the public trust by voting to steal preserved parkland off the Recreation and Open Space Inventory in order build a three-acre hall in the Dismal Swamp Conservation Area. Ironically, at the beginning of the council meeting, Council President Robert Karabinchak stated that his goal this year was to make Edison a better town. You can’t create a better town by destroying ecologically sensitive wetlands that protect neighboring families from dangerous flooding. This proposed development ...