Waretown Alert – Thurs, Dec 13, 8 PM

Those who wish to prevent a massive “town center” from being built in the woods north of Wells Mills Road are urged to attend this second hearing and EXPRESS their feelings. Also, write the State Planning Commission to keep Waretown from being overdeveloped.



Thursday, December 13

at approximately 8 PM.

At Waretown Firehouse.

This will be the second hearing at which the Town Council allows people to speak about the proposed massive town center, which is currently stalled due to the reluctance of the Office of State Planning to endorse it.

Please attend the Public Hearing to speak out against this proposed massive Town Center – Even if you attended the previous hearing!

The Township’s plan is to put a golf course, town hall, hotel, conference center and stores on the environmentally sensitive undeveloped land north of 532 and south of Oyster Creek east of the Parkway. Some points to consider:

– Development of this area could easily pollute Waretown Lake.

– Massive development has not lowered taxes in any other township in NJ.

– Neither has it improved quality of life. Look at Bayville, Toms River, or Brick.

“Town Centers” are meant to prevent sprawl, not create it.

– More traffic on the roads will diminish our quality of life.

Endangered plant and animal species abound in this area.

– Is there actually such a thing as an “environmentally friendly” golf course?

– Shouldn’t such a large proposal be the subject of a referendum?

– The Ocean County Observer has editorialized that in other towns public officials would be lynched if they promoted this degree of overdevelopment.

STAND UP AND SPEAK FOR YOUR TOWN. Tell the political machine that enough development has already occurred and to leave the land north of Wells Mills Road in its natural state. Bring your friends.

Questions? Call Save Barnegat Bay 732-830-3600.


Read a November 28, 2001 Ocean County Observer Editorial on the Waretown Planning Center issue.

Read an Asbury Park Press May 2001 explanation on the proposed town center designation for Waretown.

Read Merce Ridgway’s opinion on overdevelopment in Waretown.

Read about the proposed “Greenbriar at Waretown” development south of Wells Mills Road that Save Barnegat Bay unsuccessfully contested in court.

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