Our Politicians, 800 Sylvan and Their Plan To Transfer Your Wealth
This Is Not About Your Party. It’s About Your Home. The Looters Are At Your Door. Englewood Cliffs is in jeopardy. The town that you know is in grave danger of being subjected to a massive transfer of wealth. This is not about affordable housing. It is about a developer and its business associates using a well intended “Affordable Housing” law to be used in a destructive manner so they may profit. All while leaving the unsuspecting resident with the burden of dealing with the consequences of rezoning 800 Sylvan to residential. This event will undoubtedly set off a continuous cycle that will massively increase both population and taxes, while simultaneously lowering property values. What do you think will happen if Normandy builds 800+ homes? Instant population increase of 40 to 60%. Rezoning 800 Sylvan to residential sets precedent for ALL 9W and in a few short years, our fully developed small town will transform to resemble Fort Lee. The cause of our current state is of great debate among our politicians. Unfortunately for the residents, our politicians cannot be held accountable under perjury when they speak publicly, therefore, they are free to tell us anything that fulfills self preservation. […]
Citizens Right To Recall
Ed Aversa, issued a statement on Sept 6th regarding the timeliness of the petitions to recall borough council members from office. This statement is meant to discourage voters from signing the petition to recall him because of the negative impact this petition is having on his upcoming Mayoral Campaign. Englewood Cliffs citizens who are coming together to recall Councilpersons Ed Aversa and Gloria Oh should place trust in the rights you are afforded under our constitution. Lastly, Councilperson Ed Aversa is gently reminded that election laws should not be construed so as to deprive voters of their right to vote. For this reason, residents should continue circulating and signing the petitions to recall Gloria Oh and Ed Aversa. 2019 Englewood Cliffs Mayoral Candidate Ed Aversa To learn more about the Democratic Councilpersons plan to secretly settle with Normandy, and in general, failure to demonstrate that they are working on behalf of their constituents, please join hundreds of your neighbors sign the petition demanding a recall election. This is your opportunity to have YOUR voice heard!
EYE ON THE CLIFFS
“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”- John F. Kennedy Volume 14 August 2019 Carin Geiger, President – Debbie Fehre, Acting Vice President – Secretary Lynn Liaskos, Treasurer * * * * * AFFORDABLE HOUSING LITIGATION NEWS UPDATE: ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS LOSES IMMUNITY FROM BUILDER’S REMEDY LAWSUITS COURT SAYS BOROUGH’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN WILL NOW BE DESIGNED BY THIRD PARTIES, THE SPECIAL MASTER AND THE COURT On August 27, 2019, in the first judicial proceeding following the Mayor and Council’s August 14 decision to continue the Borough’s affordable housing litigation rather than to settle with all parties, Superior Court Judge Christine Farrington made two unexpected rulings. The Court (1) revoked Englewood Cliffs immunity from builder’s remedy lawsuits, and (2) removed from the Borough’s control the ability to determine the elements of its affordable housing plan, which will now be designed by “third parties, the Special Master and the Court.” Email us: firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit our website: https://ecfrg.org/We count on your support to provide this newsletter to all residents. EC for Responsible Government,PO Box 1812, Englewood […]
Englewood Cliffs PTA 2019 Annual Fall Festival Is Seeking Corporate Sponsorships
Dear Neighbors: The Englewood Cliffs PTA is pleased to announce the annual 2019 PTA Fall Festival Fundraiser on Sunday, October 13th at Witte/ Johnson Field (39-43 Johnson Ave, Englewood Cliffs) between from 11am to 4pm. Our rain date is October 20th. This event is open to the public and attracts the attention of the entire Englewood Cliffs community and beyond, including local press. Last year more than 500 children, parents and community members attended the festival and more than $30,000 was raised for the benefit of the children of the Englewood Cliffs Public Schools. The Fall Festival is an opportunity for your business to play a visible role at the signature community event of the year for Englewood Cliffs. We are currently seeking corporate sponsorships for the 2019 Fall Festival Fundraiser and we would like to invite you to sponsor the event. The deadline for sponsorship is September 10th, 2019. We will publicize the event through a variety of sources including fliers and emails to all Englewood Cliffs Public School families, electronic signs on the major Englewood Cliffs roads (provided by the Englewood Cliffs Police), our website: www.englewoodcliffspta.org, Facebook, and other social media. This also includes our PTA emails via […]
New Court Docs Reveal Democratic Council Members Plan To Secretly Settle W/ 800 Sylvan “Despite Any Public Opposition”
Newly released court documents show the Englewood Cliffs Democratic Council believes there is a “new sheriff in town” and was secretly planning to vote in favor of rezoning 800 Sylvan to residential “despite any public opposition”. Immediately after taking power in January 2019, Democratic Council members (Ed Aversa, Gloria Oh, Deborah Tsabari, Ellen Park and Jimmy Song) began SECRET settlement negotiations with 800 Sylvan. On July 25th, 2019, residents filed a petition to recall Ed Aversa’s and Gloria Oh’s council seats because they were outraged by the Democratic Council’s defiance of the voice of the people to keep 800 Sylvan zoned as a commercial site. Panicking and less than 4 days later, the Borough Council held a special meeting to calm the public. Here is a clip of the Democratic Majority (Ed Aversa, Gloria Oh, Deborah Tsabari, Jimmy Song and Ellen Park) in unison publicly contradicting their secret settlement negotiations with 800 Sylvan. July 29th, 2019 Special Council Meeting View the entire meeting. Above clip found at 1:29:40 In the audience, 800 Sylvan’s lawyers, realized their secret Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Democratic Council to rezone 800 Sylvan to a residential property was jeopardized by the public’s outrage at […]
Normandy Real Estate Partners and 800 Sylvan Avenue, LLC are suing to build high-density residential housing at 800 Sylvan Avenue
Normandy Real Estate Partners and 800 Sylvan Avenue, LLC are suing to build high-density residential housing at 800 Sylvan Avenue. On August 13, 2019 two representatives of 800 Sylvan Avenue, LLC filed certifications, which they certified to be true, in Bergen County Superior Court. These certifications prove that the new administration (Edward Aversa, Gloria Oh, Deborah Tsabari, Ellen Park, and Jimmy Song) began settlement negotiations with Normandy/800 Sylvan Avenue in January 2019, less than one month after taking control of the Council, and negotiated a settlement without telling the public. Giorgios Vlamis, Normandy’s Chief Operating Officer, said “800 Sylvan … was contacted by the Borough of Englewood Cliffs, through its new Borough Attorney, Albert Wunsch, Esq. requesting a meeting … on January 29, 2019 a meeting between myself and other representatives of 800 Sylvan and representatives of the Borough of Englewood Cliffs and Albert Wunsch, Esq., the Borough Attorney occurred in Mr. Wunsch’s office … the Borough representatives advised us that … they wish[ed] to engage in meaningful settlement dialogue with us … We were assured that the new representatives would proceed to address the Borough’s obligation despite any public opposition” (emphasis added). Antimo Del Vecchio, Esq., an attorney for 800 […]
The Fate of Our Town Is In Our Hands. This is not about affordable housing. It’s about MONEY.
We Must Fight the Developers at 800 Sylvan On July 25th, ordinary residents filed petitions to recall Councilpersons Ed Aversa and Gloria Oh because residents were appalled by the Council majority’s (Ed Aversa, Gloria Oh, Deborah Tsabari, Ellen Park, and Jimmy Song) defiance of the voice of the people and willingness to settle with the developers of 800 Sylvan Avenue. On July 27th, less than 2 days after residents filed the recall petition, the Borough Council called for a special Council meeting to be held on July 29th. On July 29th, at the Borough Council special meeting, the Council majority voted in favor of Resolution 19-157 to halt settlement negotiations and prepare for litigation. However, the Council majority refused to rescind the Memorandum of Understanding with the Normandy and Fair Share Housing Center that apparently permits dense residential housing at 800 Sylvan Avenue. Here is the problem: A) Because the details of the Memorandum of Understanding are not public, the Council majority can remain ambiguous on this topic.B) Resolution 19-157 is not worth the paper it is printed on and can be repealed at any time with majority vote, especially after the November election. It is easy to see that the Council majority is deeply conflicted and […]
Annual Englewood Cliffs 5K Run
On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 9:15 AM, the Borough of Englewood Cliffs will be hosting the 4th Annual EC 5K run rain or shine through the streets of Englewood Cliffs. The 5 km (3.1 mile) course is a USATF sanctioned and timed race with the funds raised going to the Borough’s recreation, parks and playgrounds. The day will also include a Fun Ride for kids after the race. For the 5K race starting at 9:15 AM, medals will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age group as well as the overall male and female winners of the race. The race is “fast and flat” and is a great opportunity to improve on your personal best times or simply to have a good time together with friends, family or colleagues. Previous Race Results: 2018 / 2017 / 2016
EYE ON THE CLIFFS
“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”- John F. Kennedy Volume 14 August 2019 Carin Geiger, President – Debbie Fehre, Acting Vice President – Secretary Lynn Liaskos, Treasurer * * * * * Borough Council votes to continue the Affordable Housing Litigation Opposing the Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) and Normandy (800 Sylvan) On July 29, the Englewood Cliffs Council voted in favor of a resolution to halt settlement negotiations with the Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) and Normandy, and prepare for a court trial scheduled to begin on October 11, 2019. The action followed the Council’s Affordable Housing Committee’s recommendation to litigate. The Committee had repeatedly stated that it would make a determination only after it heard from the public as to whether the Borough should settle or continue the court battle. Hundreds of residents attended a public hearing at the Upper School on July 10, at which the Borough’s hired experts updated the community at length about the status of the litigation and the terms of a proposed settlement agreement. […]
Englewood Cliffs Deserves A Better Class of Politician and Medium
Ed Aversa, Deborah Tsabari, and Ellen Park issued a statement on July 21st in response to the petition to recall borough council members from office. This statement is ambiguous, nonsensical and counterproductive. It is only necessary to focus on one sentence of their message: Therefore, the affordable housing committee recommends that the Borough fight to comply in a manner of its choosing and vigorously oppose 800 Sylvan’s efforts to commandeer the manner in which the Borough satisfies its obligations. This ambiguous quote stems from the Council Members (Aversa, Park, Oh, Tsabari and Song) true intention. They intend on settling with any proposal to rezone the 800 Sylvan campus to a residential property. If not, then why not be very clear and say that they intend on dismissing any proposal to rezone 800 Sylvan for the purpose of residential housing and litigate the opposition? In agreement with the Englewood Cliffs Homeowners Club, the following quote is appropriate: we can no longer trust the new Council Majority. We have been misled by Councilpersons Aversa, Oh, Tsabari, Park and Song and have been kept in the dark. We want our government officials to be transparent and to do what is best for the […]
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