Berkeley Heights Here & Now

Mayor's Round Table September Edition: Affordable Housing, Redevelopment, New Community Corner Segment and more


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio, who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township.

Included in this episode, Mayor Bob Woodruff spoke of the success of Restaurant Week, as well as the following topics: 

  • Affordable Housing 
    • Connell Property
    • Kings Property is coming before the Planning Board in mid October for a site plan approval.
    • Locust Avenue Property is scheduled for an early 2018 start
    • Movie Theater property is awaiting final work with the Redevelopment Agreement. The area has been declared appropriate for redevelopment.
    • Initial reading of the ordinance for the Hamilton Property Redevelopment Agreement and the issuance of the $2.9 bond. That is the money the town has agreed to pay the church for the brick and mortar adjustment. The church will obtain the current library and the town will obtain the upper church property.
    • Vito Mondelli property will have some housing.
    • Berkeley Florist across from Halls Nursery. 
  • Redevelopment of the Municipal Complex
    • Salt Dome went out to bid with hopes it will be completed by the end of the year and the old one will come down.
    • Project is ahead of plan.
  • Explanation of Pilot programs (Payment in lieu of taxes) 
  • Implication of taxes levied to households with the respect to the Redevelopment of the Municipal Complex
  • Master Plan
  • Community Corner - YMCA Health Fair on Saturday, October 14, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Be Heard Surveys
  • Communications Committee 
  • Visit Township website:


Berkeley Heights Here and Now: Mayor, municipal offices will provide updates and the Communications Committee wants the citizens to be heard, wants to hear from the businesses and wants to hear from the community organizations. 

The show will be aired on Comcast 34 and Fios 47: 

  • Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays at 8 a.m.
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 7 p.m.

The show will also be shown through this column on TAP into Berkeley Heights and the Township Website. (A DVD will be placed at the Public Library.)

Citizens of Berkeley Heights are welcome to email a question for the "Ask the Mayor a Question" segment of the  show. Your email must state your full name, postal address and phone number. 

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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