NOTICE OF FAIRNESS HEARING
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON DOCKET NO. BUR-L-407-14 (MOUNT LAUREL)
NOTICE OF FAIRNESS HEARING ON PROPOSED MOUNT LAUREL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT INVOLVING THE TOWNSHIP OF LUMBERTON, COUNTY OF BURLINGTON`
NOTICE IS HEREBY PROVIDED that the Township of Lumberton in the County of Burlington in the State of New Jersey is a declaratory judgment petitioner in third round affordable housing compliance proceedings that are pending in the Superior Court in Burlington County encaptioned In the Matter of the Application of the Township of Lumberton, Docket No. BUR-L-407-14 (Mount Laurel). The Township has entered into a Settlement Agreement with Fair Share Housing Center to facilitate the production of affordable housing in the third round which spans for a period of 26 years from 1999 to 2025. A Third Round Compliance Plan Summary is attached to the Agreement as Exhibit A which explains the Township’s stipulated third round fair share number and how the Township will achieve compliance with that number. By stipulation, the Parties agree that the Township has a rehabilitation and/or indigenous need obligation of three (3) units, a prior round obligation pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:93 of 152 units, and a 26-year third round prospective need an expanded present need obligation of 332 units.
BE ADVISED that the Honorable Ronald E. Bookbinder, A.J.S.C. will conduct a FAIRNESS HEARING on the Settlement Agreement on March 21, 2018 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in his 7th floor Court Room in the Burlington County Courts Facility, 49 Rancocas Road, Mount Holly, NJ 08060. Any interested party may appear and be heard at the Hearing to address the Settlement Agreement and offer comments or objections provided that such person first files with the Court at the above address written comments and objections no later than March 11, 2018, and serves by e-mail or otherwise such comments or objections upon the following persons:
Elizabeth C. McKenzie, P.P., Court Master, Community Planning and Development, 9 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald C. Morgan, Esquire, Parker McCay P.A., 9000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 300, P.O. Box 5054, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054-5054, email@example.com
Kevin D. Walsh, Esquire, Fair Share Housing Center, Inc., 510 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon E. Umba, Twp. Administrator, Lumberton Township Municipal Complex, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048, email@example.com
Debra L. Shaw-Blemings, RCM/CMR, Municipal Clerk, Lumberton Township Municipal Complex, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048, firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara J. Fegley, AICP, PP, Environmental Resolutions, Inc., 815 East Gate Drive, Suite 103, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054, email@example.com
The Settlement Agreement is on file with the Municipal Clerk of the Township at the Lumberton Township Municipal Building, 35 Municipal Drive Lumberton, New Jersey 08048, and is available for public inspection and photocopying during normal business hours.
This Notice is intended to inform interested parties of the Settlement Agreement and let them know that they will have an opportunity to offer comments and/or objections on the Agreement and the Third Round Compliance Plan Summary that is attached to thereto to the Court before it decides whether or not to approve the Agreement and the Compliance Plan Summary. It does not indicate any view by the Court as to the fairness of the Agreement or the adequacy of the Third Round Compliance Plan Summary.
Ronald C. Morgan, Esquire, Parker McCay P.A., 9000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 300, P.O. Box 5054, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054-5054, 856-985-4010, Affordable Housing Attorney Township of Lumberton