Letters to the Editor

May 16, 2021

Concerned residents and small businesses of Summit respectfully call upon the City of Summit Common Council to immediately overturn the recently approved Pilot Ban on Gas Leaf Blowers scheduled for June 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021, Ordinance #7754. 1) Petition to Overturn – Please sign this ...

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I respectfully ask that Mayor Radest, the City of Summit Common Council and City staff please leverage technology, processes, and practices that we have all learned during this terrible pandemic and continue to make City of Summit public meetings, specifically Common Council meetings, open ...

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Like many residents of the neighborhoods bordering the proposed Primrose School, we are certain that if approval for this construction is granted, the quality of life on our street will be negatively impacted. Inevitably, the flow and speed of traffic will increase, along with a corresponding ...

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The Primrose School application does not advance the purposes of the 2000 master plan and subsequent re-examinations. In fact, it is contrary to its objectives particularly as it relates to traffic, parking, public health and safety. Summit in soliciting public input to the plan re-examination ...

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To be clear, the opposition to Primrose School is not because we oppose daycare. We recognize that many families, particularly those with two working parents, rely on daycare so that both parents can work. We get it, we have been there ourselves. The issue regarding the Primrose School is based ...

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Dear Editor: On behalf of everyone from Summit House and Bar Bacoa, as well as our peers at Roots, Fiorino and Fin, I wanted to express our collective appreciation for the support Mayor Radest and the Summit Common Council have provided to our local restaurant industry over the past year. In ...

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During their Tuesday evening meeting, our Mayor and Council dedicated hours to the issue of a leaf blower ban while spending only moments to dismiss our concerns about excessive quarantining of children. Our request was simple: appoint a Council representative to champion this issue. Our ...

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The Boards of Education and School Estimate passed a cap-busting budget with little fanfare while the public's attention has been focused on gas-powered leaf blowers. The elected officials of Summit have one last chance to bring the budget back under the two percent cap. When the budget comes to ...

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Will our lives finally return to normal? For the few, normalcy will mean returning to an unencumbered routine, though most people's lives will be altered forever - professionally and socially. The pandemic has changed us all, triggering economic, medical, and racial crises. These will be ...

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Last year was difficult for all of us.  Our community suffered through unprecedented trials.  2020 also marked the 20th Anniversary of the Other Fellow First Foundation. Given the circumstances caused by the pandemic, the Foundation's Trustees -- in lieu of a celebration -- chose to focus on ...

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