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Letters to the Editor

May 22, 2022

We write this letter as two former members of Summit’s Common Council who are more than a little concerned about the proposed project for 'Broad Street West'.  It is imperative that everyone in our city understand that the agreement our Council is preparing to sign (very soon) will include THREE ...

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First, Council is considering a 480' long 65' high monstrous building on Broad Street to replace Summit's existing Fire House. Then, at the meeting on May 3, Council voted to create a Pedestrian Mall closing Maple Street to traffic from Union Place to Springfield Avenue and Springfield Avenue to ...

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Here is the story of 47 Maple Street in Summit. 47 Maple Street is the large building on Maple Street where Union Place dead-ends into it, at the railroad cut opposite the Post Office on the other side of the cut. My friend Richard Poole sat on the Zoning Board of Adjustment a long time ago, when ...

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I am very much in favor of the Broad Street West development proposal for Subdistrict 3 (the location of the existing Fire Dept and the parking lot adjacent to St Teresa’s Memorial Hall.)  The tentative plans for the 5-story structure containing 140 rental units, of which 112 will be market ...

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The back page of the City of Summit’s mailer to each household titled “2022 Municipal Budget Snapshot” calls for the following response that shall speak for itself here: (Photo attribution: last page of City mailer with comment overlay and emphasis added by me.) City Administrator Michael ...

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In her March 31, 2022, letter to the editor, Ms. Karen Kaplan makes an inaccurate claim that the postcard picture received by Summit residents showing the proposed building at Broad Street West is misleading. Her claim calls for a response. A postcard recently went out to Summit residents asking ...

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To the Editor: Last week, I received a postcard in the mail urging me to sign a petition to “demand alternative solutions” to the proposed Broad Street West building, which was presented at the Common Council Meeting on Feb. 9  I urge anyone who is considering signing (based on the misleading ...

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I would like to first offer some broad-brush comments about the financials of the Broad Street West Redevelopment Project. At your earlier meeting, Robert Powell of Nassau Capital Advisors explained the finances, but full disclosure to taxpayers requires more. As we know, the proposed project is ...

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We cannot let this moment pass without stating our solidarity with the people of Ukraine and all people of good will who desire peace. Only  diplomacy based on open communication, facts and respect can bring about peace. There is no more room or tolerance for violence and war in the 21st century, ...

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Dear Neighbors,  We are providing this update for the benefit of new residents and to answer questions about the Broad Street West Redevelopment project. This project will be a positive addition to the community that will bring in tax revenues, complement -- not compete -- with our downtown, and ...

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