Solber's Take Steps to Expand Runway from 3735' to 5600'

May 28, 2016

Thor Solberg requested a "No Objection" permit from the Federal Aviation Administration in October 2015 to expand the current runway an extra 1,865 feet up to 5,600 feet.  The permit was granted in March 2016.  The upcoming June 7th election will determine whether Readington continues its opposition to the land use change sought by the Solbergs to allow the runway expansion.  CLICK HEREto view document.    Full Story>>   

Mayor Fort wins Readington Township Committee Primary

June 8, 2016
Mayor Betty Ann Fort defeated challenger Larry Lelah in the June 7th Primary election to be the Republican nominee for Township Committee in the General Election on November 8th.  She ran on her record of fiscal restraint, Open Space & Farmland Preservation & working on solutions to prevent airport expansion. 

The totals were: 

Betty Ann Fort 1,726 55.89%
Larry Lelah 1,361 44.07%
Write-In 1 0.03%
Total 3,088

Citizens for Readington endorsed Mayor Fort in the Primary.   We will stay abreast of activities leading into the General Election provide additional feedback at that time.  

Readington Debt, Values, Assessments and Taxes: Preliminary View 
May 1, 2016
CFR has compiled a brief summary of Readington finances based on the debt reports and budgets of the Township and School District.  The debt owed by Readington had declined 1.15% over the 2015 fiscal year.  Property values increased, but assessed values remained stable.  The overall Township assessment declined by only 
one-half of one percent, despite any loss of value to the Merck property.  The 2016 Township budget and the 2016-2017 School budget show very little change.  More>>









Readington Township Committee Votes to Appeal Solberg Airport Eminent Domain Decision in Split Vote

May 1, 2016
This month, the Township Committee voted to hire an attorney to appeal the May 2015 decision that essentially resulted in an override of municipal zoning and would allow the Solbergs to expand their runway to accommodate larger aircraft.  In his May 2015 decision, Judge Armstrong ruled that the Solberg's have the right to develop their entire 726 acres for airport use.  At present, out of the entire 726 acre tract of land owned by Solberg Aviation, only about 60 acres are currently occupied by the existing airport operation.  More>>

Mayor Fort Responds to Voter Questions

June 1, 2016

We invited Mayor Fort and Larry Lelah to sit down with us for a conversation prior to next week’s primary. Mr. Lelah declined; Mayor Fort spent a recent evening sharing her experience and her views on issues of concern to residents. Click Here for a summary of that discussion for your consideration before the election. 

Waypointe Update
May 1, 2016
Residents in the neighborhood of the previous Holly Thorn House Inn on Readington Rd have been rallying against a potential new neighbor. The former inn property is being leased by Waypointe, a company with plans to convert it to a live-in community residence for young men with mental health diagnoses. Although the legal basis for installation of a mental health residence is supported by the New Jersey Community Health Law, regardless of Township ordinances and without prior notification, information about the ownership, operation or residents of theWaypointe facility has not been forthcoming from the company thus far. In an attempt to rectify that, Waypointe has offered Open House sessions to Whitehouse Station residents. Waypoint has posted information on their Facebook page for interested residents to get the Open House dates and RSVP.  For additional information about Waypointe in Readington see CFR's Article.  

Hunterdon County Parks & Open Space Strategic Planning

July 2016

Residents of Hunterdon County are invited to participate in a short survey to help define the future direction of County parks, open space and trails. Please consider sharing your thoughts by participating in the survey.  Click Here to read the press release.  Click Here  to complete the survey

Previously Published Front Page Articles

2014-12-15 Readington Moves To Meet COAH  Requirements 

2014-12-16 Pipeline Expansion Finances Open Space Purchases

2014-12-16 Beatrice Muir Resigns

2014-12-09 Small Jet Crashes Near Gaithersburg

2015-01-06 Readington Appoints Board Memberships

2015-01-07 JCP&L Infrastructure Improvements

2015-01-07 Actions Confirm Pro-Development Agenda

2015-01-12  No Voter Mandate For Broten & Tropello

2015-01-25  Trial Ends, Solberg Confirms Intent to Expand Airport

2015-01-31Solberg Fuel Contaminates Ground Water

2015-02-12  Solberg Expansion- Answers to Your Questions

2015-03-01 Readington Cited as one of Safest NJ Towns

2015-03-01  New Emergency Equipment On Tap

2015-03-01  Readington Police K9 Unit

2015-03-01  Development Threatens Historic District

2015-03-10  Readington Dog Park News

2015-03-15  Solberg Attorney Says Solberg Should Expand

2015-03-18 $5K Grant Available To Readington Organizations

2015-03-10  It's Spring At The Community Garden

2015-03-13  Your Vote Counts in June Primary

2015-04-13  1000 Free Seedlings For Readington Residents

2015-04-13  Merck- Low Impact on Property Taxes

2015-04-13  Airport Could Take Over Township Committee

2015-04-13  Solbergs Propose Sweetheart Deal For Themselves

2015-07-25 Landslide Primary Election in Readington

2015-07-25Readington Business Buzz

2015-07-25  Solbergs File For 10 years of Tax Forgiveness

2015-08-31  Solbergs Obtain Grant To Grade Runway Safety Area

2015-08-31  Merck Presents Opportunity For Smart Planning

2015-08-31  Hunterdon Central Regional High School Ranks High

2015-08-31  Solberg Litigation: Post-Trial Motions Filed 

2015-08-31 Solberg Airport Litigation- The Case for Appealing

2015-10-1   Who Makes The Decisions In Town?

2015-10-14  Who is Scott Scammell?

2015-10-14  Readington Sewer Allocation Litigation

2015-10-19  Township Committee Candidates Respond

2015-10-21  Airport Expansion Looms in Readington

2015-10-21  What is Happening With Merck?

2015-10-23  Concerns With Scammell's Campaign

2015-10-28  HC BOE Candidates Respond to CFR Questions

2015-10-29  CFR Endorses Duffy and Smith

2015-11-25Your Vote Matters

2015-11-25Business Buzz-Farmer & Chickpea

2015-11-25  Readington Sustainability Accomplishments

2016-01-15  Township Committee Assignments

2016-01-15   Jan 26 Vote for School Referendums

2016-01-21  Hunterdon County Open Space Plan Needs Clarity

2016-02-12 Are Negotiations with the Solbergs Still Possible? 

2016-02-12  TC Avoids Tax Increase by Paying Bond Legal Fees

2016-02-22  Holly Thorn House to be Converted

2016-02-22  Proposed Use of Open Space Trust Funds 

2016-04-20  Why the Princeton Airport Negotiations Worked



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