Please see the letter below from Mayor Hornik regarding a County meeting being held in Marlboro Town Hall on Thursday, February 19 at 7pm. This application was removed from our local jurisdiction and placed in the hands of the County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC). We have arranged for this meeting to be held in Marlboro instead of in Wall Township and it is important that we, as a community, come out to show our opposition to this facility. There will be an opportunity for a public hearing, however simply your presence in Town Hall will speak volumes. It is anticipated that SWAC will vote at this meeting. If you have questions or would like additional information, please email Mayor Hornik’s office at Mayor@marlboro-nj.gov
February 18, 2015
In 2012, I, along with many of our residents, was made aware of a land use application submitted to the Zoning Board by an entity known as Atlantic Tree Reality, LLC (“Atlantic Tree”). Atlantic Tree refused to submit itself and the facility to the local Zoning Board and instead moved their review to the County Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAC). I immediately authorized our staff and professionals to appear at meetings held before SWAC and to ensure that any future public hearings are held in Marlboro Township.
The purpose of this update is to inform you that Atlantic Tree will be appearing before SWAC in Marlboro Township Town Hall on February 19, 2015 at 7:00pm. I invite all Township residents to attend this meeting to show our opposition to this facility.
The application proposes to use a large vacant property located on Tennent Road as a tree recycling facility. In fact, this is not a ‘recycling facility’ but a wood and leaf mulching operation that would receive 200 tons of leaf and wood debris per day which would be chipped and composted on site. The facility would generate between 10 and 40 trucks entering and leaving the facility per day obstructing Tennent Road, a major thoroughfare for our residents and school buses. The site is within a residentially zoned neighborhood and is inconsistent with the surrounding uses. Most troubling is the site’s close proximity to an early childhood learning center.
By way of background, on the bottom of this letter are links to my position statement dated 3/8/2012 and 2/26/2013 Press Release. In 2013, a letter was sent alerting area residents of a SWAC hearing and, as with that meeting; the public will have the opportunity to participate now. I continue to be committed to protecting the health and safety of the Township’s citizens and invite all Township residents to join me in fighting this proposal on February 19th at 7:00 pm.
Mayor Jonathan Hornik
Press Release Dated 2.26.2013
Position Statement 3.2012