RARITAN TWP., NJ – Officials here are expected to approve a resolution tomorrow that apparently help will resolve its “affordable housing” obligations.
But the public won’t be able to review the terms until after it’s been approved by Township Committee.
Like virtually all municipalities in New Jersey, the township has been in negotiations with the Fair Share Housing Center to resolve litigation related to its “affordable” housing obligations. According to a copy of the resolution, the agreement would settle the litigation, pending approval in Superior Court.
But the resolution references an agreement described as “Exhibit A” and township attorney Edward Purcell said its details can’t be revealed until after Township Committee adopts the resolution.
In a statement, Purcell described the agreement as an “advisory-consultative-deliberative document that will be made available for public view when adopted” by the Committee.
Purcell said the public can comment on the agreement at a Superior Court hearing “to be scheduled.”
The settlement is on the agenda for tomorrow’s June 18 Township Committee meeting. That begins at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building here off Route 523.