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Don’t want my reputation to be besmirched -Anne Zusy

In Anne Zusy, Jacque Harlowe, Ridgewood New Jersey, VC on March 7, 2009 at 2:24 am


Fyi, I was vociferous in letting my thoughts be known on this as on other issues, and voted against putting Harlowe on the Zoning Board too … Don’t want my reputation to be besmirched thusly. Annie

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  1. its just like pissing in the wind

  2. why Ms Zusy it been several hours since anymore has been besmirched on this blog hahahaha

  3. anne does this mean your running for govenor ?

  4. Ms Zusy has impressed me so far…

    She’s aware of the Rec Comm “Eminent Domain” mentality and has asked pertinent questions about whether such encroachments affect “quality of life” issues for the Villagers that live near the athletic facilities.

    Jacques carried the water buckets for the soccer and lacrosse doyens.

  5. yes i agree except for the major f-up with the Christmas tree

  6. Why would Harlow be bad for the zoning board? Is he a supporter of Valley Medical Center, Graydonland or the Condo Town all “planned” for Linwood?

    Is it really planning? All the big projects will be developed on one overused road and besieged community.

  7. hey she comes on this blog from time to time got to love it !!!

  8. Was that besmirched or besmooched?

  9. Will you put the Christmas tree back where it was before so we can have the tradition we all hold dear?

  10. Annie is absolutely right and the post on the other comment board had it wrong. Both Killion and Zusy spoke their minds against putting Mr. Harlow on the board. Aronsohn did a flip flop.

    Annie, thanks for setting the record straight. Don’t always agree with you, but it’s a good thing you have the courage to speak your mind.

    As to Mr. Harlow — You can’t knock Jacgue’s service to country and community. But his time came and went years ago. It has nothing to do with whether he’s for or against Valley. In fact, on some issues Mr. Harlow is in the forefront of both recognizing the need for change and the need to preserve our town’s character. For that, he was — and perhaps still is — to be applauded.

    No, Mr. Harlow’s problem is that the grand old man lost all respect around the time that he tried to cover up the council’s, architect’s and builder’s mistakes on the Village Hall problems. It was two years before the village sued Jacque’s friend Poskanker for the problems he caused. No one seems to know what happened with that lawsuit. The others got away scot free. Mr. Harlow and his two remaining compatriots on the council put personal feelings and friendships ahead of duty to their fellow citizens.

    Perhaps some day he’ll make peace on that, but it won’t be by being the angry old man on the zoning board.

  11. Please learn the difference:

    Planning Board
    The Planning Board shall follow the provisions of the Municipal Land Use Law Editor’s Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.and this chapter, and accordingly shall have authority to:
    (1) Prepare, adopt and amend a Master Plan or component part thereof.
    (2) Exercise control over and review of subdivisions, site plans and conditional uses, including certain variances and building permits. Notwithstanding the above, the Planning Board shall not have the power to review and approve site plans, subdivisions or conditional uses when such applications involve a “D” variance.
    (3) Perform informal review of concept plans for development as provided by this chapter.
    (4) Make recommendations to the Village Council concerning adoption or amendment of development regulations and an Official Map.
    (5) Direct the issuance of building permits for buildings or structures in certain areas shown on an Official Map, when such building permits also require subdivision, site plan or conditional use approval.
    (6) Direct the issuance of building permits for buildings or structures on a lot not related to a street, when such building permits also require subdivision, site plan or conditional use approval.
    (7) Make recommendations to the Village Council and/or any housing, parking, highway, special district or other authority, redevelopment agency, school board or other similar public agency, state, county or municipal, concerning the relationship of capital projects to the Master Plan pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-31.
    (8) Prepare a capital improvements program, if authorized by the Village Council.
    (9) Participate in the preparation and review of programs or plans required by state or federal law or regulation.
    (10) Assemble data on a continuing basis as part of a continuous planning process.
    (11) Perform such other advisory duties as are assigned to it by ordinance or resolution of the Village

    Zoning Board of Adjustment
    The Zoning Board of Adjustment shall follow the provisions of the Municipal Land Use Law (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.) and this chapter and accordingly shall have authority to:
    (1) Hear and decide appeals where it is alleged by the appellant that there is error in any order, requirement, decision or refusal made by the Zoning Officer based on or made in the enforcement of the zoning regulations.
    (2) Hear and decide requests for interpretation of the Zoning Map or zoning regulations or for decisions upon other special questions upon which the Board is authorized to pass by any zoning regulation or Official Map regulation, in accordance with this chapter and the Municipal Land Use Law.
    (3) Hear and decide requests for variances. Notwithstanding the above, the Zoning Board of Adjustment shall not have the power to hear and decide variances if the application also requires subdivision, site plan or conditional use approval, unless the application involves a “D” variance.
    (4) Exercise control over and review of subdivisions, site plans and conditional uses, only when such applications involve a “D” variance.
    (5) Direct the issuance of building permits for buildings or structures in certain areas shown on an Official Map, unless such building permits also require subdivision, site plan or conditional use approval.
    (6) Direct the issuance of building permits for buildings or structures on a lot not related to a street, unless such building permits also require subdivision, site plan or conditional use approval.
    (7) Prepare at least once a year a report for the Village Council and Planning Board, based upon its review of its decisions on applications and appeals for variances since any previous report. The report shall be adopted by resolution of the Zoning Board of Adjustment and shall comment on the zoning regulations which were the subject of variance requests and shall make recommendations for any amendments to the zoning regulations that the Board may deem appropriate based upon prior variance applications.

    Two different bodies with two different roles in the Village.

  12. So what’s the big deal about Harlow on the ZONING board? What can he do to make things any worse?

  13. 428 — The zoning board approves variances. Based on what he did with the village hall, it seems likely he favors builders and architects that he knows without regard to the looks, feel or even safety features of what ever his friends are pushing. As one of the earlier posts pointed out, the zoning board plays an important role in the village. It is what stands between the village looking like it did and how its becoming.

  14. The last Village election was clear in the residents view of Mr Harlowe. He received the lowest number of votes. His stand on giving Valley Hospital the land surrounding BF Middle School because Valley provided good care when his wife was ill speaks volumes of where his loyalty lies. Good government to Mr. Harlow is ignoring what is best for the Village and giving to those professionals and organizations that benefit him. Wanting to give our school land away made this clear. More recently, on one of his last days in office he voted to change the laws in town to increase the height of all structures. This included both homes and garages which in effect has allowed the McMansions to exist in town. Don’t let Mr. Harlowe do any more damage to our fine town. Keep him off any council in Ridgewood.

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