Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Beck-Casagrande-O'Scanlan invite to Oct. 27 NOPE RALLY suggests no DEP, DOT permit filings by Navy

Within State Senator Beck's invitation to Governor Corzine, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg (which should be expanded to include every N.J. politician), to NOPE's October 27 rally (730p @ Colts Neck High School), we learned that neither the N.J. Departments of Transportation nor Environmental Protection have received the required permit applications from the Department of Navy in its effort to build an unimpeded civilian access road from Route 34 to the Laurelwood housing complex at NWS Earle.

This is pretty surprising, in that (from what we understand) the DOT and DEP backlog of applications is typically deep and slow-moving, and NOPE has been promised all along that neither department would fast-track an apparent Navy obligation as it races to an April 30, 2010 deadline to comply with the road-building phase of the 30-year civilian renter portion of the Navy's original housing contract w/private builder Laurelwood Homes, LLC of Washington.

NOPE remains in contact with each agency and will pass on any details as they arise.

Also, with two weeks to go until our major rally, we encourage residents throughout the area communities to keep their eyes open this Saturday and next for NOPE volunteers passing out flyers within Colts Neck and Tinton Falls from 9a-12p. If anyone would like to help us distribute these flyers and spread the word, contact us at globalinfo1@verizon.net, billholobowski@verizon.net or njNOPE@gmail.com.

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