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Livingston Council Has Final Hearing on Mount Pleasant Middle School Parking Restrictions

Jessica Marrone Parkes

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • 9:39am

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Township Council passed several resolutions on Monday evening and held a final hearing on Ordinance 26-2013 to amend parking restrictions around Mount Pleasant to accommodate heavy school traffic

Martha Ackermann from the township Safety Committee, Police Chief Craig Handschuch, Police Captain Gary Marshuetz and Sergeant John Drumm attended the meeting to review changes with the council and after several minutes of discussion, the group decided to proceed with the proposed changes.

“Anyone that has a sixth-grader or is there on Saturdays for Chinese school knows how much of a challenge that area can be,” said Livingston Mayor Rudy Fernandez.

The parking ordinance includes restrictions on portions of Tiffany Drive and Broadlawn Drive.

In Section One, “no person shall stop or stand a vehicle at any time upon the prescribed streets, portions of streets or designated areas:”

Tiffany Drive: Both sides; from the northerly curbline of E. Mount Pleasant Ave. to a point of 110 feet north thereof.

Broadlawn Drive: East side; from E. Mount Pleasant Ave to 110 feet south thereof.

Broadlawn Drive: West Side; from the southerly curb line at E. Mount Pleasant Ave to Ridgewood Drive.

In Section Two, “no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon the prescribed streets, portions of streets or designated areas:”

Broadlawn Drive: West side; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days; from the intersection of Broadlawn Drive and Ridgewood Drive, continuing in a southerly direction to the northerly curbline of Shadowlawn Drive.

Broadlawn Drive: West side; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays; from the intersection of Broadlawn Drive and Ridgewood Drive, continuing in a southerly direction to the northerly curbline of Shadowlawn Drive.

Tiffany Drive: East side; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days and Saturdays; from a point of 110 feet north of E. Mount Pleasant Ave. to a point 400 feet north of East Mount Pleasant Ave.

In Section Three, “No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon the prescribed streets, portions of streets or designated areas:”

Broadlawn Drive: East side; from 110 feet south of E. Mount Pleasant Ave. to Rosedale Terrace

A full list and description of resolutions passed by the council on Monday evening can be found here starting on page 14.

R-13: 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213 and 215 were all passed collectively and unanimously by the council, while resolution R-13: 214 “Authorizing a Contract with Arterial, LLC” was discussed and commented on. The final hearing for ordinance 24-2013 “Bond Ordinance – Appropriation of $2,040,000 for Acquisition of Property and Issuance of $1,942,800 Bonds or Notes for Financial Part of the Appropriation” was taken off the agenda.

In regards to, R- 13-214, (on page 28) entitled “Resolution Authorizing a Contract With Arterial, LLC” council members had a split vote with three in favor and two voting no.  Click here for detials.

In other news, Livingston High School student Sam Thor was recognized by the mayor and Township Council, along with Boy Scout Troop 12 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

Thor joined Cub Scouts in first grade and has achieved many other honors throughout the years.

Fernandez also recognized Livingston resident Michael Weinstein, a pancreatic cancer survivor of eight years.  In Weinstein’s absence from the meeting, Fernandez presented a proclamation in his honor.

He read that in 2013, an estimated 45,220 people will be diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and 38,460 will die from the disease. The proclamation also designates the month of November 2013 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.

Weinstein who is involved in the Pancreatic Action Network, a national organization serving the pancreatic cancer community nationwide, asked Fernandez to, in his absence, give the public information about the upcoming Purple Stride Walk on Nov. 10 in Parsippany at the Mack Cali Business Campus. The event will serve as a fundraiser for research for pancreatic cancer. For more information visit www.PurpleStride.org/newjersey.

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