The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Chatham Borough, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Chatham Borough, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough will be defending itself in court against two plaintiffs - SV Joint Venture and the Fair Share Housing Center - before Superior Court Judge Michael C. Gaus on Aug. 25 at the Sussex County Courthouse.Chatham's affordable housing compliance hearing is also scheduled for the same day.Legal issues concerning Post Office Plaza's affordable housing plans for a 15-unit building came up during public commentary at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night. Coun...
CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough will be defending itself in court against two plaintiffs - SV Joint Venture and the Fair Share Housing Center - before Superior Court Judge Michael C. Gaus on Aug. 25 at the Sussex County Courthouse.
Chatham's affordable housing compliance hearing is also scheduled for the same day.
Legal issues concerning Post Office Plaza's affordable housing plans for a 15-unit building came up during public commentary at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night. Council candidate Bob Weber announced the date of the Aug. 25 hearing, which was postponed from Tuesday, Aug. 9, calling out Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz for not including the new date in his mayor's report.
Weber asserted that the legal issues surrounding Post Office Plaza were "spiraling out of control" and Kobylarz countered that Weber was making a "politically motivated attack."
The announcement of the rescheduled hearing is on the homepage of the Chatham Borough website and can be read below:
Hearing Re-Scheduled The motion filed by the SV joint venture and the cross-motion filed by the Fair Share Housing Center to enforce litigants’ rights will both be heard on August 25, 2022, before the compliance hearing and all proceedings will be conducted in person at the Sussex County courthouse in Newton New Jersey at 1:30 pm Sussex County Court House 43-47 High Street Newton, New Jersey 07860
"This should make people a little nervous," Weber said. "They want the court to appoint a Special Master to now intervene in the discussions over Post Office Plaza and come up with a recommendation for an inclusionary development at Post Office Plaza. This thing is spiraling out of control. You guys need to get a handle on it and you need to protect the borough's interest."
Bob Weber announces the Aug. 25th hearing date
"The borough and this governing body have been working extremely hard to come up with a solution to the extraordinary complex challenges in meeting our obligations to provide legally mandated affordable housing all the while with due consideration to the borough's traditional character and quality of life," Kobylarz said in response to Weber. "The litigating parties are watching these proceedings. They are listening to us."
Mayor Kobylarz explains why he can't speak openly on the litigation
SV Chatham PO LLC, whose plan was not chosen by the Borough of Chatham Council when it voted, 4-3, to go with an all-affordable housing 15-unit project for Post Office Plaza, had filed a brief in June in Morris County Superior Court asking for an intervention.
SV Joint Venture had purchased the Cottage Deli and Glenn's Automotive for approximately $3 million and had been named the redeveloper for Post Office Plaza in the months leading up to the 4-3 vote.
In its 15-page cross-motion filed July 28, 2022, the Fair Share Housing Center asks the court to grant SV's Intervenor status. See FSHC legal argument below.
A. The Court Should Grant SV Intervenor Status and Adjudicate SV’s Bad Faith Claims FSHC does not oppose SV’s request to intervene.
First, motions to intervene are to be liberally construed and SV’s intervention will not unduly delay or prejudice the rights of the MRS-L -001906-15 07/28/2022 10:50:27 PM Pg 11 of 15 Trans ID: LCV20222771232 July 28, 2022 Page 7 parties. See Meehan v. K.D. Partners, L.P., 317 N.J. Super. 563, 568 (App. Div. 1998). Second, it is well recognized under Mount Laurel jurisprudence that property owners and private developers who seek to develop inclusionary projects have standing to participate in Mount Laurel actions. See Alexander’s Dep't Stores of N.J., Inc. v. Paramus, 243 N.J. Super. 157, 162- 63 (App. Div. 1990), aff’d, 125 N.J. 100 (1991); see also S. Burlington Cty. NAACP v. Mount Laurel, 92 N.J. 158, 337 (1983) (Mount Laurel II) (“[A]ny individual demonstrating an interest in, or any organization that has the objective of, securing lower income housing opportunities in a municipality will have standing to sue such municipality on Mount Laurel grounds.”). Here, SV owns real property within Post Office Plaza and seeks to develop the inclusionary development contemplated under the First Amendment. Accordingly, FSHC does not oppose SV’s intervention. However, FSHC must defer to the Court as to whether Chatham has breached the terms of the First Amendment by negotiating with SV in bad faith. While FSHC believes that SV proffers credible evidence in support of its bad faith claim, FSHC was not a party to the negotiations between Chatham and SV and has no personal knowledge of what transpired. That said, should the Court adjudicate SV’s bad faith claim in SV’s favor, FSHC respectfully submits that the Special Master, subject to judicial oversight, should work with Chatham, SV, and FSHC to fashion a redevelopment plan for an inclusionary development at Post Office Plaza. As noted below, FSHC also seeks the Special Master’s intervention regardless to address Chatham’s breach of the agreement with FSHC; that said, the determination as to bad faith will impact what role SV may play in that process. B. Legal Standard for Motion to Enforce Litigant’s Rights Rule 1:10-3 provides litigants with a remedy to compel compliance with a judicial order or to enforce the terms of a settlement agreement. Rule 1:10-3. “Rule 1:10-3 is, at bottom, a device to enable a litigant to enforce his or her rights.” Mount Laurel IV, 221 N.J. at 17; see also id. at 19 (“Rule 1:10-3 is an appropriate vehicle for judicial assistance in enforcing rights.”). “The focus [is] on the vindication of litigants’ rights,” which does not “require establishing that the violator of an order acted with intention to disobey.” Id. at 17. Indeed, “[r]elief under Rule 1:10-3 . . . is not for the purpose of punishment, but as a coercive measure to facilitate the enforcement of the court order.” N. Jersey Media Grp., Inc. v. MRS-L -001906-15 07/28/2022 10:50:27 PM Pg 12 of 15 Trans ID: LCV20222771232 July 28, 2022 Page 8 State, Office of Governor, 451 N.J. Super. 282, 296 (App. Div. 2017) (quoting Ridley v. Dennison, 298 N.J. Super. 373, 381 (App. Div. 1997)). Further, “[t]he particular manner in which compliance may be sought is left to the court’s sound discretion.” Ibid. (quoting Bd. of Educ., Tp. of Middletown v. Middletown Tp. Educ. Ass’n, 352 N.J. Super. 501, 509 (Ch. Div. 2001)); see also ibid. (“Rule 1:10-3 . . . allow[s] for judicial discretion in fashioning relief to litigants when a party does not comply with a judgment or order.” (citation omitted)). That said, “[t]he goal is compliance and nothing but compliance. “In molding an appropriate remedy, a court . . . should not lose sight of the continuing harm done to the victims of defendants’ contumacious conduct.” Middletown Tp., 352 N.J. Super. at 510. Despite ample time to comply with the terms of the First Amendment, Chatham failed to enter into a redeveloper’s agreement for the inclusionary development by the June 1, 2022 deadline, the parties have not agreed to an extension of the June 1, 2022 deadline, and after only receiving a proposal that was deficient on its face for numerous reasons a single day before the deadline, and then a second belated second proposal only after SV filed its motion papers, FSHC has not approved an alternative unmet mechanism to the inclusionary development. Thus, in light of Chatham’s noncompliance and long-deferred provision for an inclusionary development in Post Office Plaza, FSHC urges the Court direct the Special Master to work with the parties to establish a set of regulatory controls to fashion a redevelopment plan for an inclusionary development at Post Office Plaza. FSHC’s request for the Special Master is permitted, and encouraged, under these circumstances by relevant rules and case law. Specifically, Rule 4:59-2 states that: [i]f a judgment or order directs a party to perform a specific act and the party fails to comply within the time specified, the court may direct the act to be done at that cost of such defaulting party by some other person appointed by the court, and the act when so done shall have like effect as if done by the defaulting party. [R. 4:59-2.] Likewise, in In re N.J.A.C. 5:96 & 5:97, 221 N.J. 1, 5-6 (2015), the New Jersey Supreme Court quoted Rule 4:59-2 when it noted that “[t]he Court Rules overall evince an intent toward flexibility when the enforcement of rights is at stake. They provide various means for securing relief and allow for judicial discretion in fashioning relief to litigants when a party does not MRS-L -001906-15 07/28/2022 10:50:27 PM Pg 13 of 15 Trans ID: LCV20222771232 July 28, 2022 Page 9 comply with a judgment or order.” 221 N.J. at 17-18. Given Chatham’s noncompliance with the First Amendment and subsequent consent orders, the Court should direct the Special Master to propose a plan for an inclusionary development at Post Office Plaza and recommend such plan to the parties and the Court within forty-five (45) days of the entry of an order directing as such, followed by a period for comments on the plan by all parties, and, if necessary, an adjudication of any such comments and final order by the court shortly thereafter.
This September, join Chatham's annual Out Of The Darkness walk to raise awareness about suicide.CHATHAM, NJ — As part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness about suicide prevention, Chatham Township will hold its 7th Annual Chatham Township Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, Sept. 17.The walk is scheduled for 5 p.m., but registration begins at 4 p.m., and proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The event, which has attracted hundreds of participants from Morris, Esse...
CHATHAM, NJ — As part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness about suicide prevention, Chatham Township will hold its 7th Annual Chatham Township Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, Sept. 17.
The walk is scheduled for 5 p.m., but registration begins at 4 p.m., and proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The event, which has attracted hundreds of participants from Morris, Essex, Union, and Somerset counties, will take place at Cougar Field in Chatham Township, which is located at 320 Shunpike Road.
"The Morris County Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about. By registering for the walk, you are joining a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide while showing up for yourself, recognizing and honoring those you love, raising awareness, educating communities, supporting one another, and sharing hope," said AFSP Executive Director Elizabeth Clemens.
The Chatham Township Out of the Darkness Walk is one of more than 404 Out of the Darkness Community Walks being held nationwide this year.
Individuals from Morris, Essex, and Union counties are expected to take part in the Chatham Township Walk, which will benefit the AFSP's local and national education and advocacy programs, as well as its audacious goal of reducing the annual suicide rate by 20 percent by 2025.
According to the organization, the Out of the Darkness Walks started in 2004, in memory of those lost. The walks raise awareness about suicide, with the intention to lessen the risks and provide mental health support to those who need it.
The organization states the walks benefit by investing "in life-saving research, education, advocacy and support for those impacted by suicide."
The former mayor of Chatham Township and chair of the Morris County Out of the Darkness Walk was inspired to organize the walk more than six years ago, and it has since become a community activism staple.
"Every dollar raised, allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide," Clemens said.
MADISON, NJ - The Madison Council will hold their monthly council meeting tonight, August 8. The meeting wil be in person and livestreamed on YouTube.Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting may do so by joining us in-person at Hartley Dodge Memorial Council Chamber or view the live stream of the meeting on YouTube or below at 8:00 P.M. on the day of the meeting. Individuals in-person will be able to fully partici...
MADISON, NJ - The Madison Council will hold their monthly council meeting tonight, August 8. The meeting wil be in person and livestreamed on YouTube.
Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting may do so by joining us in-person at Hartley Dodge Memorial Council Chamber or view the live stream of the meeting on YouTube or below at 8:00 P.M. on the day of the meeting. Individuals in-person will be able to fully participate in the meeting, including providing public comment. Members watching the live stream will not be able to provide public comments.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to provide comment, please email [email protected] by 4:30 P.M. on the day of the meeting for your comments to be included in Communication & Petitions.
Committee Room at 7:00 p.m.
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. STATEMENT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT
3. ROLL CALL
4. AGENDA REVIEW
5. READING OF CLOSED SESSION RESOLUTION
6. RECONVENE WITH (ALL) MEMBERS PRESENT ON AUGUST 8, 2022
7. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
8. MINUTES FOR APPROVAL Executive Minutes of July 25, 2022 Regular Minutes of July 25, 2022
9. GREETING TO PUBLIC Mayor’s Hero Award – Anne Berger
10. REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES Utilities Robert Landrigan/ Eric Range Public Safety Maureen Byrne/ Robert Landrigan Community Affairs John Hoover/ Rachel Ehrlich Finance and Borough Clerk Debra Coen/ Maureen Byrne Public Works and Engineering Rachel Ehrlich/ Debra Coen Health Eric Range/ John Hoover
11. COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS
12. INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT (1 of 2)
13. AGENDA DISCUSSIONS 08/08/2022-1 MORRIS COUNTY TRACTION LINE PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY AND BIKEWAY TRAIL Resolution 223-2022 listed on the Consent Agenda
14. ORDINANCES FOR HEARING ORDINANCE
40-2022 ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON APPROPRIATING $455,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR THE MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY ROOF RESTORATION PROJECT ORDINANCE
41-2022 ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON APPROPRIATING $300,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR THE GREEN AVENUE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PROJECT
42-2022 ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON AMENDING ORDINANCE 25-2022 APPROPRIATING $15,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF HYDRAULIC HOSES AND REPAIRS TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT LADDER TRUCK TO INCREASE THE APPROPRIATION FROM $65,000.00 TO $80,000.00
15. INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT (2 of 2)
16. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES - None
17. CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS
R 212-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON AWARDING THE MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY ROOF RESTORATION BID TO MAK GROUP, LLC R 213-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A MORRIS COUNTY HISTORIC TRUST FUND GRANT AGREEMENT FOR RESTORATION OF THE MADISON MASONIC LODGE NO.93
R 214-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON AMENDING RESOLUTION 244-2021 AUTHORIZING ADDITIONAL $11,000 CONTRACT WITH MONTANA CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR STORM SEWER REPAIRS COMPLETED ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS ON KEEP STREET
R 215-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY NO LONGER NEEDED FOR PUBLIC USE ON AN ONLINE AUCTION WEBSITE
R 216-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON AMENDING RESOLUTION 255-2021, AWARDING A CONTRACT TO ALLEGIANCE TRUCKS FOR THE PURCHASE OF AN INTERNATIONAL HOOK LIFT TRUCK AND ACCESSORIES UNDER SOURCEWELL
R 217-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON RATIFYING APPOINTMENT OF INTERN MATTHEW ORTIZ AS AN INTERN FOR THE BOROUGH OF MADISON
R 218-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON APPOINTING JAY HEALY AND KURT WILSON TO THE POSITIONS OF SUBSTITUTE CROSSING GUARD
R 219-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON APPROVING A SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT TO ALLOW THE USE OF MEMORIAL PARK PARKING AREA BY THE ADULT SCHOOL OF THE CHATHAMS, MADISON AND FLORHAM PARK
R 220-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON AUTHORIZING A LETTER FROM THE GOVERNING BODY STATING THERE IS NO OBJECTION TO THE ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY HELISTOP LICENSE FOR THE ‘EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES’ PROGRAM AT THE MADISON HIGH SCHOOL
R 221-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON AMENDING THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE BOROUGH OF CHATHAM FOR STYROFOAM AND FOOD WASTE RECYCLING
R 222-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON OPPOSING THE PROPOSED INCREASES TO THE STATE HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAM
R 223-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON SUPPORTING A GRANT APPLICATION BY THE MORRIS COUNTY PARKS COMMISSION, TO COMPLETE THE TRACTION LINE PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY AND BIKEWAY TRAIL
R 224-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON PROCLAIMING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022 AS BOTTLE HILL DAY AND AUTHORIZING BEER GARDEN R 225-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON APPROVING USE OF COMMUNITY POOL PUBLIC PARKING LOT BY THE CUB SCOUT PACK 226 ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2022
R 226-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON APPROVING RAFFLES LICENSE APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY THE MADISON ROTARY CLUB FOUNDATION R 227-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON APPROVING USE OF THE ICE ARENA FIELD BY THE CUB SCOUT PACK 226 ON OCTOBER 8, 2022 AND MARCH 4, 2023
R 228-2022 RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF MADISON APPROVING RAFFLES LICENSE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY THE MADISON EDUCATION FOUNDATION
18. Unfinished Business
19. Approval of Vouchers
20. New Business
A "Motion Hearing In-Person" is set for Aug. 9 in Sussex County Superior Court asking for intervention against Chatham Borough's affordable housing plans for Post Office PlazaThe mayor and Borough of Chatham Council voted, 4-3. on May 2 to choose the 15 100 percent affordable housing plan that is being challenged in court by the redeveloper whose plans were not chosenAfter granting a full adjournment, Superior Court Judge Michael C. Gaus has set a 1:30 p.m. "Moti...
A "Motion Hearing In-Person" is set for Aug. 9 in Sussex County Superior Court asking for intervention against Chatham Borough's affordable housing plans for Post Office Plaza
The mayor and Borough of Chatham Council voted, 4-3. on May 2 to choose the 15 100 percent affordable housing plan that is being challenged in court by the redeveloper whose plans were not chosen
After granting a full adjournment, Superior Court Judge Michael C. Gaus has set a 1:30 p.m. "Motion Hearing In-Person" on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the Sussex County Courthouse in the matter of Borough of Chatham– Mt. Laurel Docket No.: MRS-L-1906-15.
In its brief filed in Morristown in mid-June, SV Chatham PO attorneys asked for court intervention in the matter:
SV Chatham PO is the owner of property in Chatham that is part of the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Area. SV has been the designated redeveloper of the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Area since 2019. SV files this motion to intervene seeking to join the declaratory judgment action, In the Matter of the Borough of Chatham Mount Laurel Compliance, Docket No. MRS-L-1906-15 (“DJ Action”). SV also files this motion seeking enforcement of litigant’s rights and the court-approved settlement agreement dated November 7, 2016 (the “Settlement Agreement”) by and between the Borough and Fair Share Housing Center (“FSHC”), as amended by that certain First Amendment to Settlement Agreement dated June 14, 2021 (the “2021 FSHC
SV Chatham PO LLC, whose plan was not chosen by the Borough of Chatham Council when it voted, 4-3, to go with an all-affordable housing 15-unit project for Post Office Plaza, had filed a brief in June in Morris County Superior Court asking for an intervention. After two adjournments, the hearing is now set for Aug. 9.
Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz made the deciding vote on May 2 when the council was deadlocked at 3-3 in voting for one of the five options.
Kobylarz declined to comment on the legal brief submitted on behalf of SV Chatham PO.
A portion of the argument for court intervention by SV Chatham PO can be read below:
Recall from the Statement of Facts, that the Borough used SV and the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Plan as a shield against another developer in the August 2020 Midpoint Supplement while at the same time stringing SV along and attempting to gut the density (and affordable housing) that was otherwise permitted in the Redevelopment Plan. It is clear that the Borough viewed the June 1, 2022 deadline to enter into a redeveloper’s agreement as a bargaining chip, knowing that its delay would be rewarded with further immunity to parse through its hastily thrown together 100% affordable 15-unit proposal rather than actually negotiate with SV for an inclusionary development as required by the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Plan and the 2021 FSHC Amendment (along with the consent orders). The Borough chose to let the redeveloper designation lapse, and on May 2, 2022, despite numerous attempts over the past few years by SV to negotiate, the Borough decided on a new, unknown path to do a 100% affordable proposal of just 15 affordable units without a clear picture of who would actually develop the project and where the significant subsidies would come from.
Based upon the Borough’s bad faith and inability after seven years to demonstrate compliance with its affordable housing obligation, the Court should order the Borough to enter into a redeveloper’s agreement with SV, in consultation with the court-appointed special master, based upon the Second Amended Proposal (100 residential units with 15 affordable units) within a fixed period of time, otherwise, the Borough’s immunity should be stripped.
CHATHAM, NJ -- A town hall on the five options being considered for the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza will be "coming very soon", according to Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz during the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night.The town hall will include a presentation on each option, followed by a question-and-answer period. A public vote by the council to decide the redevelopment choice will be held at a later meeting."Two weeks ago, I told you we were not y...
CHATHAM, NJ -- A town hall on the five options being considered for the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza will be "coming very soon", according to Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz during the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night.
The town hall will include a presentation on each option, followed by a question-and-answer period. A public vote by the council to decide the redevelopment choice will be held at a later meeting.
"Two weeks ago, I told you we were not yet able to discuss this matter because of ongoing multi-party confidential negotiations," Kobylarz said. "All of this was on the advice of counsel. I can now give you the broad contours of an update but I cannot yet go into detail.
"First, the borough is in the process of lining up a choice of five options for Post Office Plaza that this council will vote on in a public session. Council's vote will take place on a date after the holding of a public town hall at which each of these options will be presented and described in detail.
"The intention is to convene the town hall in some large auditorium sometime during the second half of March. This town hall will provide the public the opportunity to pose questions as well as offer direct feedback to the presenters and, of course, to borough council members. The council will then vote on the options at a regularly scheduled meeting at a later date, not that night. There will be some time between the town hall and the council meeting.
"It is our intention to hold the town hall very soon and that a robust public discussion be conducted both that night and in the aftermath of that meeting before the council convenes to vote in a public session."
Kobylarz also said he couldn't go into much more detail on the advice of counsel. The redevelopment options were scheduled for discussion in the executive session.
"I want to thank you all for your patience on this very difficult contentious matter," Kobylarz said. "It has taken a great deal of effort to place multiple options on the table for the residents of Chatham Borough. This is a highly unusual way of proceeding in the case of affordable housing-oriented redevelopment in New Jersey. We are determined to do this and we are nearly there."