Government

Stop And Shop Back In the News: Millburn Township Budget Introduction

d893514ec68d3de8372b_d47627803492c93e4e6c_IMG_0186.JPG
(left to right) Deputy mayor Ian Mount, mayor Bourke, Tim Gordon, and Robert Tillotson prepare for the 2016 Budget Introduction. Credits: Brad Klein
85924b8bd0db89f210aa_e36ed99d1546b632fdf3_IMG_0187.JPG
Mayor Bourke answers Robert Tillotson's question on Stop and Shop. Credits: Brad Klein
baf40997ccdab519991d_f58d7758ec06510e3365_IMG_0182__1_.jpg
(left to right) Heather Jenquine and Gail Schob being recognized by Cheryl Burstein for their efforts with the Family Meal Week Plan initiative. Credits: Brad Klein
ed2e356ee714a435489a_75e6d68d11f703d1d8e1_IMG_0188.JPG
Mayor Bourke updates the public on the Stop and Shop situation Credits: Brad Klein
55cba60afba8772058a5_b74680cc332aa75c6ba3_IMG_0190.JPG
Alex McDonald, Millburn Township Assistant Business Administrator Credits: Brad Klein
d893514ec68d3de8372b_d47627803492c93e4e6c_IMG_0186.JPG

MILLBURN, NJ - Mayor Ted Bourke gave an update on Stop and Shop and the vacant Saks building on Millburn Avenue. The Essex County Board of Freeholders will consider the fate of the Saks building on the Millburn-Springfield border at their meeting on April 27th. Most of the property resides in Springfield. However, Millburn occupies a 20 foot strip of the land.

Essex County was contemplating widening Millburn Avenue in the 1950’s.  The border between Millburn and Springfield was shifted by 20 feet and gave Springfield the vast majority of the land.

Stop and Shop bought the property in the early 1990’s. Due to Millburn’s disapproval with Stop and Shop’s intentions, Millburn Township has not granted the 20 foot strip of land to Stop and Shop for use and has therefore prevented the start of construction.  

Sign Up for E-News

Stop and Shop has informed the Courts that its goal is to strip Millburn of their 20 foot share, and grant it to Essex County allowing Stop and Shop to settle in as an establishment in Springfield.

Many residents have stated that it’s in Millburn’s best interest to prevent Stop and Shop from opening in the vacant lot because of the safety and traffic problems that could come with the establishment of a large commercial food store.

“It is property of Springfield. It is a road of the county. It is our residents, our quality of life that is at risk. The plan right now would require all traffic to utilize Millburn Ave. as the access point,” said Mayor Bourke.

Millburn’s Board of Adjustment denied Stop and Shop’s application for the land usage in 2014, and will continue to do so, delaying construction.

Assistant Business Administrator, Alex McDonald and Mayor Bourke presented the 2016 Budget Introduction. As of now the total 2016 township budget is $56,664,750.00, a small increase from last year due to the need to replenish unanticipated infrastructure projects from 2015 and the Short Hills Hilton tax appeal of $2.2 million in total.

Prior to the Stop and Shop talk, Gail Schob and Heather Jenquine announced the Family Meal Week Plan initiative during Alcohol Awareness Month (April). The two encourage Millburn citizens and business owners to support the movement by eating dinner with their families every night.


“National research shows that children and teens who eat regularly with their family do better in school, have better relationships with family and friends, and are less likely to engage in risky behavior such as under aged drinking or drug use,” said Township Clerk, Christine Gatti.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Millburn/Short Hills

Merry Christmas from TAPinto Millburn-Short Hills

December 24, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The staff at TAPinto Millburn-Short Hills wish all our readers who celebrate a Merry Christmas.  

Millburn Police Investigate Theft by Nordstrom Employee

February 14, 2018

Press Release February 13, 2018

 

On February 6, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Royce stopped a 2009 Jaguar XKR as it exited the mall for having no front plate. The investigation led to the arrest of 50 year old Christopher Garibian of Morristown on an outstanding traffic warrant out of Morris Township. Mr. Garibian was placed under arrest, issued summonses, and released after posting ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_f26368aa9b02b695afce_3fc10d7c6037ec8915fb_0952ca79b18478625c5395f2431688f1

Mon, February 19, 7:45 PM

Education Center, Millburn

Millburn Board of Education Meeting

Carousel_image_4f8324cc0a175d48b73e_bbc4a05ee6841cf55043_martamcdowell-photo-by-marco-ricca

Sun, February 25, 2:00 PM

Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills

All the Presidents’ Gardens Talk & Book Signing ...

Home & Garden

Carousel_image_61e402c79011d14d92ba_b01211242c63812560cd_networking

Tue, February 27, 8:15 AM

Congregation Bnai Israel, Millburn

JBN Presents: Women's Networking in Millburn

Business & Finance

Carousel_image_5e76a1ee2cccb116935e_img_8d1f0beb8d7a-1

Sun, March 4, 10:00 AM

South Mountain Dog Park, Maplewood

March Fourth for Colon Cancer Prevention 5K

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces the World Premiere of 'Unmasked'

February 18, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, announced today the world premiere of UNMASKED, which will feature some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most iconic work and the stories behind its creation, along with new music and memories from his extraordinary life and career, will open its ...

Millburn Township Republican County Committee Call for Potential Candidates

Registered Republicans interested in serving our community are encouraged to run for the single open Township Committee seat in the 2018 election.  The Millburn Township Republican County Committee invites prospective candidates to arrange an interview by contacting Chairwoman, Mary McNett, at 973-376-3345 or via e-mail at mary.mcnett @gmail.com.

Ms. McNett noted ...

Harry Connick, Jr. to Appear in the World-Premiere Production of "The Sting"

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced that Harry Connick, Jr. will star as Henry Gondorff in the world-premiere production of The Sting.  The musical is based on the 1973 film, and will have its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse for a limited run from March ...