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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

RESIDENTS OF SPRINGFIELD ON THE FRAUD BY WILF

OBJECTOR NINO DEL MAURO 238 BALTUSROL WAY Aug. 2, 2000

“I PLAN OF FIGHTING THIS THING AS FAR AS IT HAS TO BE FOUGHT. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE ANY BUILDING ON MOUNTAIN TOP AT ALL.”
It is costing an enormous amount of money to fight this thing because I am so dead against it. It is devastating, it is an extreme Project. From my understanding from my lawyer BRUCE M PITMAN and Engineer LEE that I have hired, “They tell me this thing is built on 50% of a slope that should not be.” I remember 20 years ago that thing was shot down because of SLOPE. It is three storeys that they want, it is overpopulated. They want to put 100 Families on 8 Acres. If some one has a Party up there, where they will park? There are no streets up there. There was a statement in STAR-LEDGER that New Jersey is probably the most densely populated State in the Union.

Mr. Bruce Pitman persuaded this man Mr. Mauro in 2005 not to fight against the Development Proposed by Zygmunt Wilf and K & K Developers, Inc. The terms and details of the Release are a secret. Counsel Pitman has failed to provide any documents to the plaintiff despite the request for the same made to his client K & K Developers on March 30, 2006 along with the demand to Answer Interrogatories by Counsel Pitman himself as well as a Certificate under oath from Nino Del Mauro on the terms and details of Release to counsel pitman and his reasons for not opposing the proposed Development by Zygmunt Wilf and K & K Developers, Inc.

OBJECTOR MARILYN STIGLITZ RESIDENT 232 BALTUSROL WAY 05

“I did like to direct this statement to you,
MR.PITMAN. If your memory serves you, when you represented the residents of Baltusrol Way some five years ago in the Pinnacle matter, we had an environmentalist, we had an arborist and you probably still have the Reports. I remember how you were concerned about the wild life on the mountain, the deer, the turkey, the red fox and others. Also, the arborist spoke at length regarding the aesthetic value of the trees in our area and now the tables have turned and all this is of no consequence. Do you have any comments on that?

PITMAN: Yes, I do. The only person I represented was someone named Nino Delmor-

STIGLITZ: AND I PAID YOUR BILL.

PITMAN: You never paid me.

STIGLITZ: WELL, I PAID HIM. ($8000.00 to Nino Del Mauro for PITMAN.)

PITMAN: Well, I don’t know what you did with him.

STIGLITZ: I KNOW AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DID WITH HIM.

CHAIRMAN COLANDREA: This is not the place.

STIGLITZ: OKAY. THAT’S MY MISMASH.

CHAIMAN COLANDREA: You go to his office and beat him up tomorrow.

STIGLITZ:
No way. Then there is another quote. Here’s a quote for Mr. Mullman at the candidate’s night last night speaking at the town of Springfield. Quote, we will not give up our small town orientation for big business. PUTTING A BUILDING TWO FOOTBALL FIELDS BIG ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN WITH NO VEGITATION for all to see from 78, that’s giving up small town orientation. That’s my comment.

CHAIRMAN COLANDREA: Thank you. Any one else like to come up and say some nice things. (Colandrea had full knowledge Stiglitz paid money for Pitman)


OBJECTOR BELLA LIPTON RESIDENT 251 BALTUSROL WAY

“He (Gene Consales owner of Lots) wants Variances so that he can make a killing. He has tried for 16 years…and I have verification if you want to see all the Newspaper Accounts to build various developments of different heights.” For 16 years Mr. Consales is applying for Variances one way or the other, different types, different developers in his effort to develop- but he does not want to do it in conformance with the Zoning Laws of this community. I am convinced that if this Board were to look into the history of this man’s request for variances you would see that things never changed. They may take different forms, they may take different request for different types of Variances but they all lead to same conclusion. He does not want to comply with the Zoning Board Requirements in this community. “He tried through Mount Laurel to get variances to build his development, and they turned him down because he was not in conformance with the laws. The property was too steep and would require too much blasting.” AUG. 2, 2000

OBJECTOR TO K & K DEVELOPERS, INC. SEP. 7, 2005

TO BOARD:
Has any one considered the negative precedence that this type of construction and the granting of the variances would mean to Springfield?

It would change the character of our small town to mini-Manhattan because it doesn’t stop with this construction. Builders and developers are waiting to see what the decision of this board will be. If they can’t build this way, they can build this way; existing structures are not going to be exempt.

It seems to me that a lot of studies have not been completed. We have not had a traffic flow study. What about the amount of trees and vegetation that would have to be removed? We have not had an ecological study figuring air pollution and dislocation of wildlife.


Variances should not be granted arbitrarily, there should be a good reason to grant them, and I plead with this planning board to consider the people of Springfield first.

Chairman Colandrea:
Thank you, any one else?


OBJECTOR MARC MARSHALL FORMER BOARD MEMBER Sep. 6, 2000

“FOR MORE THEN 5 YEARS I SAT WHERE YOU ARE SITTING NOW CONSIDERING THE ISSUE THAT YOU ARE CONSIDERING. THERE ARE CERTAIN AREAS THAT WE JUST CAN NOT DEVELOP IN THIS KIND MANNER. THIS IS ONE OF THEM. RECOGNIZE THAT WE ARE PLAYING WITH DISASTER.”

Storms of record strikes Sussex and Essex County in Aug. 1999 and they devastate two communities. When we examine the reasons for some of those disasters that occurred there, it is because CRITICAL SLOPES were disturbed. Critical Slopes are areas that will devastate you down the line. We have to deal with and we will have to pick up the pieces of any disaster that is created because we did not have the foresight and the courage to say there are certain areas that we just can not develop and this is one of them. It is incumbent upon each of you to look at that and to listen to your neighbors, to hear what they are telling you, and recognize the fact that we are dealing with situations that we are going to have to live with once it’s disturbed for years to come.

OBJECTOR & FORMER MEMBER GREG CLARK 119 TOOKER AVE. SEP. 7, 2005

“I think some people take Variances more lightly as they are predictors of what happen to our town. This particular vote is extremely important if you care about the character of Springfield. Only thing we have protecting us as Citizens of Springfield are the Zoning Ordinances, I ask you to think very deeply before you make any decision.”
Mr. Clark in 2000 voted against Pinnacle as Board Member.

VINCENT DEGAETANO 59 HAWTHORNE AVE. SEP. 7, 2005

“I don’t live anywhere near Baltusrol Way but I do have a couple of questions and a comment. Gene Consales is the owner and potential seller of that property (198 Baltusrol Way) which will enable you to build on the Top. The last application for this site was Pinnacle. Mr. Pitman was the advocate against it and you turned it down, obviously for the variances that they wanted. You have the same situation here where you have certain amount of Building Codes that have to be adhered to. And as Mayor Clark said, if you let this one slip, there’s more right behind it to get it. You’re not all going to be sitting on this Board forever so if this goes there’s a precedent, so I’m voicing my objection to this petition and I thank you.”

EUGENE DROOD 2 SHARON RD. SEP. 7, 2005

“I would like somebody to tell me why we need variance. Building, the space is there, units can be built on it in compliance with the Code. What do we as citizens of Springfield gain by giving a Variance so that instead of 30-some-odd units we can build 90-some-odd units? What do we gain by this?”

CHAIRMAN COLLANDREA IGNORED THESE RESIDENTS, ONE HAPPENS TO BE HIS FORMER MAYOR & HIS COLLEAUGUE, WHO SPOKE ONE AFTER ANOTHER. THE ENTIRE BOARD WAS WEARING ZYGMUNT WILF ON THEIR EYES, EARS, BRAINS WITH THEIR HEARTS PUMPING FOR MORE MONEY & PROFITS FOR ANTI-ENVIRONMENTALIST WILF.

LEWIS STIGLEY RESIDENT 232 BALTUSROL WAY

I am a master gardener, and I can’t see how a tree can survive in 18 inch of soil. (Trees along Retaining Walls) Once the soil rots, a tree is going to die.
Who is going to turn around and change all these trees when they die in two to five years after they hit all this Rock? Did you ever hear what they call permafrost in Alaska? The ground only freezes 12 inches. Somebody thought they’d have an idea of turning around and growing high trees for Christmas. The trees only got four feet high. These trees are never going to reach maturity of 70-80 feet that I will not be able to see them. They are going to wind up dying, and they are not going to get to the full potential of their height.

Now, I can’t see how you are going to turn around and say that this is a legal thing to do. I think we are all - - we all are against this because “This is the last beautiful place in Springfield a gorgeous Mountain and you are going to blast 25-60 feet Top of the Mountain.” What we are going to have, high-rise buildings that look like AT&T with walls and fences. It is going to look like a Concentration Camp with walls around - - what do you call it - - catch basin and walls with fences on top of walls. I think this is going to look ugly. I mean, I do even think the Environmentalists even wants to see this. This is a beautiful area. Why do you want somebody to destroy it? If you let them destroy it we have to live with it for the rest of our lives and the town has to live with it. So you better decide the right thing for the town and for the people in this area. 9-6-00


ED BERTALOTTI 200 BALTUSROL WAY PINNACLE & K & K

There is a lot of loose rocks on that hill right behind Baltusrol Way. My house is right in front of the slope there and it’s all this rock. We are concerned that the blasting may cause vibrations that cause this rock to fall and cause a small landslide. Aug. 2, 2000

My kitchen is 21/2 feet from the base of the slope. That slope is all loose rocks and dirt. We get small avalanches when a deer walks by. Sep. 6, 2000

Blasting is going to make it any more unstable.
I see rocks falling down the hill all the time, so how would the vibrations from this blasting affect all that loose rocks? We are concerned about runoff because our house is at the base of the hill and it slopes down so we have a big problem with runoff now, with erosion of the lawn and erosion of the driveway. Sep. 7, 2005 (OBJECTOR TO K & K DEVELOPERS, INC

My house is the closest to hill. That hill is made of loose rocks falling all the time for no apparent reason. There’s no blasting going on and there’s no construction going on and there’s no animal up there, anything. Rocks just fall.

I’ve been planting bushes and building rock walls there to try and keep those rocks from bouncing too far towards my house and my vehicle. I’m confident that this blasting - - you say I can feel it. I’m confident it’s gonna dislodge a lot of those rocks and send them rolling down that very steep hill towards my house and my children if they are outside playing. You guys are gonna blast that apart at risk to me and my home. Oct. 20, 2005

I’m not worried about the small rocks. They can do minimal damage. I am worried about a big chunk of that hill coming off and doing some serious damage to my home and even if it didn’t hit my home, what am I going to do with it, a five hundred pound rock sitting in my driveway. NOV. 2, 2005 RESIDENT OBJECTOR

CHRISTINE BORIS RESIDENT 300 WILSON RD. IN 2000

“Your access road behind Wilson Rd. is loud. It’s a disaster. So I would like to know that what you are going to do for the people that live at Baltusrol Gardens in order to protect our privacy and our environmental concerns.” Aug. 2, 2000

Planner Baumgartner:
The Entrance Road we are proposing is in between two Retaining Walls that are along between our road and the same property at the existing location but it will be about 20 feet below your property line. MORE BLASTING, MORE EXCAVATION AND MORE DAMAGE TO HILL.

MS. BORIS TO THE BOARD: “I am concerned about the blasting. After they are finished with the project what resources do we have if our foundations crack, if part of us becomes rubble? We are vulnerable. And I have always been naïve enough to think politicians are to protect the most vulnerable. You put yourself in Mr. Del Mauro’s home or my home on Wilson Rd. that is going to be directly in view of what is going on there for probably 3 years. Would you be satisfied with what they said and I know they can’t give guarantees. But when you are gone and they are gone, we are still living in the community. So I need for you to think about being in our position, in our homes and if you are living in those places that are most vulnerable. That’s how you should make your decision.” Sep. 6, 2000

CHAIRMAN COLANDREA: GAVE NO RESONSE OTHER THEN “THANK YOU.”

OBJECTOR RESIDENT EUGENE DROOD & K & K PLANNER BURGIS

JOSEPH BURGIS:
Code permits up to 16 units to the acre and we are eleven units to the acre. Code permits up to 25% building coverage, we are only at 14 percent building coverage. Code permits up to 50% impervious coverage and we are only 32% coverage. Code permits 35 foot building height and that’s what this structure is, it’s a 35-foot building height. So consequently whether we’re two stories or three stories, the building height would remain the same. We do not comply to the code; the extent to the intrusion into steep slope is rather nominal. On the issue of the precedential value of an approval here, the lawyers in this room will tell you that case law has clearly indicated that there is no precendential value associated with one development application’s approval and how it relates to the next application. Each and every application has to stand on its own merits.

EUGENE DROOD:
You say that law doesn’t require you to list benefits by changing the Variance-by granting the Variance, but it is still something that can change the character of the town. I’m on the corner, my house faces one street and somebody says why not put a house in the back yard facing the other street? Well, a variance like this can make me think about it. I can make a lot more money by having two houses there than one, but the code says that I have to have a minimum, I think it’s a third of an acre. Well, I can come in and ask for a Variance and say I would like to put a house on the back yard.

RESIDENT OF 2 SHARON RD. OBJECTOR TO K&K SEP. 7, 2005

ROBERT ROSENER 230 BALTUSROL WAY SEP. 6, 2000

ANOTHER PROBLEM, MR. TOBIA (PLANNER FOR PINNACLE) ON THE PLANNING BOARD, THE ZONING BOARD OR SOMETHING. IT SEEMS TO ME LIKE THERE IS AN AWFUL CLOSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THESE PEOPLE AT PINNACLE AND THE BOARD. WHICH COMES FIRST, MR. TOBIA’S POSITION WITH THE TOWNSHIP OR THAT?

CHAIRMAN COLANDREA
: 1992.

ROSENER: That’s when the Zoning Ordinance was changed. (to accommodate property in question) That seems a little suspicious there. I would like to wind up with you a commentary that Paul Harvey made on the radio on Aug. 8—Aug. 5th about noon time. He said that “THE BUILDERS HAVE GOTTEN SO RICH THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY BUY LOCAL BOARDS.” I HOPE IT’S NOT TRUE IN THIS TOWN.

CHAIRMAN COLANDREA: I think the mere comment of “I hope it doesn’t exist here” implies—I think is completely out of line. I think an apology should be in order. And I don’t accept the applause for a comment like that. I have sat here for 33 years, and if there was any corruption here I would know.

ROSENER:
I’ve been here 66 years.

CHAIRMAN COLANDREA: I have been in town longer than that. I’ve been sitting on the board for 33 years. I am surprised you would make a comment like that. I accept your apology. Anybody else to be heard? We are not here to be abused, so be kind.

FACT IS MR. ROSSNER NEVER OFFERED ANY APOLOGY.

IN 2005 ALSO HE FOUGHT HARD AGAINST K & K DEVELOPERS ALSO.



OBJECTOR ROBERT STIGLEY 232 BALTUSROL WAY

“This is the last beautiful place in Springfield a gorgeous Mountain and you are going to blast 25-60 feet Top of the Mountain.”

BOTH GENTELMEN FOUGHT IN 2005 ALSO BUT THEIR OPPOSITION WAS BULLDOZED AND IGNORED BY BOARD.

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