Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A recently passed ordinance would allow the township to enforce provisions against unsafe property conditions
Cranbury residents must now comply with updated property maintenance standards, thanks to Cranbury Township Ordinance 11-12-13, which supplements the township code book with the new section 116, entitled “Minimum Community Property Standards.” While several residents expressed concern last Monday prior to the ordinance’s passing, members of the Cranbury Township Committee, namely Dan Mulligan and Glenn Johnson, who introduced the ordinance, emphasized wording they felt was at the core of the ordinance – “minimum.” “We’re looking for basic, minimum standards,” Mulligan said. The ordinance states its purpose is to protect residents’ health, safety and welfare by establishing certain standards governing the maintenance, appearance, and …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
East Windsor is seeking a few good men–and women–to serve the township on various boards and commissions
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
East Windsor residents looking for a way to serve the community are encouraged to volunteer for appointment to various township boards and committees, according to a press release from the township. Several East Windsor boards and committees are seeking volunteers, including: “We encourage residents to become a contributing part of their government by volunteering to serve on a township board or committee,” said East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov in the press release. Volunteers could play a variety of roles, such as planning and implementing activities for litter clean-up on the Clean Communities Advisory Committee, preparing intervention and educational programs promoting drug and alcohol prevention with the township Municipal Alliance …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Local election winners offered words of thanks to their constituencies in East Windsor, Hightstown, and Cranbury
David Cook, Cranbury Township Mayor I would like to thank all the residents of Cranbury for their generosity and support. It would be impossible to be a competent steward of Cranbury without the input from its residents. By being elected for another three years we, the current Township Committee, will be able to see through a number of large projects and capital improvements. These projects include the Dam and Bridge revitalization, Downtown Beautification Program and new infrastructure such as sanitary services. Thank you again Cranbury for putting your trust in Jay and myself for another three years. James (Jay) M. Taylor, Cranbury Township Committeeman I want to express my dear thanks and appreciation to the voters in Cranbury for their…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tell us how you think this year's candidates did during last night's debate
About 30 Cranbury Township residents, as well as four Cranbury Township Committee candidates, filled the Cranbury School cafeteria Wednesday night to participate in Candidates’ Night. Hosted by the Woman’s Club of Cranbury Public Affairs and Social Services Department, the evening was a pre-election forum for candidates to present their positions and to answer questions from the public. Democrats Mayor David Cook and Committeeman Jay Taylor faced off against Republicans Cynthia Smithers and Tom Connolly from 8-10 p.m. Moderated by Bobbie Marlowe of the Woman’s Club, the candidates first addressed the public with statements about their platforms. Members of the audience then addressed their questions to the candidates, who took turns …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Those interested can apply online.
The Cranbury Environmental Commission has an open spot and residents interested in serving on the advisory board can apply online. The seat opened after longtime resident Dietrich “Dee” Wahlers stepped down from his volunteer position. After candidates submit the online form, they will be invited to an environmental commission meeting so members can hear more about why the applicant wants to serve. Township Committee member Susan Goetz, who is the board’s liaison to the commission, said the Environmental Commission is asked to comment on applications before the planning board, and works on the township’s preservation management and with environmental awards and projects at the school. “It is an active, well informed and enthusiastic …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Businesses can use certain signs without planning board approval, according to the recently adopted ordinance.
Cranbury businesses will have more flexibility posting signs outside their storefronts without planning board approval. An ordinance passed unanimously Monday night allows for businesses on Main Street to use sandwich board-type signs and those that come off the business to be used. Businesses on Route 130 can also use temporary or permanent signs closer to the roadway without planning board approval, according to Township Committee member Jay Taylor, who was part of a subcommittee that recommended the changes. “The businesses are key to our town,” Taylor said in an email. “They not only generate tax revenue, but many family memories are formed at our businesses whether it's getting an ice cream cone after a game, buying a birthday gift …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Connolly has lived in Cranbury for 21 years.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Name: Mr. Tom Connolly Date of birth: 13 April 1987 Place of residence: Cranbury Attended college: Yes College: James Madison University Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration Year of graduation: 2009 Job titles held: Assistant General Manager, Front Office Manager, Evening Front Office Supervisor/Manager Employers: Westminster Hotel, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott International, Marriott Residence Inn Cranbury Party affiliation: Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Township Committee Incumbent: No Website: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Tom Connolly/Cindy Smithers for Cranbury Township Committee -21 year resident of Cranbury -Created, organized and directed the James Madison University chapter of Adopt-A-…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Taylor switched parties for this upcoming election.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Name: Mr. James (Jay) Taylor Date of birth: 24 August 1974 Place of residence: South Main St., Cranbury Attended college: Yes College: University of Delaware Degree: B.A. Year of graduation: 1997 Party affiliation: Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: Township Committee Incumbent: Yes First elected: 03 November 2009 Name: Dave Mauger -I am a 3rd generation resident of Cranbury. I grew up living first on South Main Street and then in Shadow Oaks where my parents remain today. -My wife (Kristen) and I have a 3 year old daughter (Gracie) who attends the Cranbury Presbyterian Nursery School. -I have been employed as a Vice President with Aon (Fortune 500) since 2000. I manage the NJ, PA, MD, and DE market for the global…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
All four candidates will move on to the November election.
Four candidates seeking two seats on the Cranbury Township Committee will move on to the November election and overall voter turnout was low in the Township. Committee member Jay Taylor and Mayor David Cook’s seats were up for grabs, with their three-year term expiring this year. Republican Thomas Connolly had 135 votes and Republican Cynthia Hughes Smithers had 132 votes. Taylor, who switched from a Republican to a Democrat for this election, came in with 86 votes and Cook, also a Democrat, had 85 votes. "I am very thankful for all those that could get out to vote in the primary, and look forward to the general election in November," Smithers said in an email Tuesday night. "Exercising your right to vote is an awesome thing in this …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The potential for reducing flooding in town is an incentive behind the project, engineers said.
Brainerd Lake dam in Cranbury will get long overdue repairs, with bids requests for the project being planned for the fall. Engineers from Najarian Associate, who were hired by Middlesex County, presented the project at the Feb. 27 Township Committee meeting. The dam repairs will reduce flooding in the area, but the project was not intended to prevent flooding. “This is a dam-rehabilitation project, not a flood-control project,” said Vajira Gunawardana, an engineer at Najarian Associates. Some of the project’s repairs include increasing the 36-foot spillway to 100 feet, removing the concrete beach, replacing upstream wall and cap, and laying concrete blocks covered in soil to help with erosion, according to Gunawardana. The plan also …