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Loaded Meeting Agendas Highlight Start to Week

A look at events happening in Howell this week.

Now that summer is over the Howell Township municipal government is getting back into full swing with some big meetings on the calendar this week.

First on the docket is a zoning board meeting tonight with two big applications. The board is scheduled to hear an application from Calgo Gardens on the Freehold border to add a cafe to the property. Calgo first came before the board last month with tonight serving as the continuation of the application.

Also on the agenda is the application to build a 4-story 109 room hotel with a 200 seat restaurant and 400 seat conference and banquet facility at the intersection of Route 9 and Northwoods Place. The application continues to slowly wind down with hearings starting back in January. There is no word on when the application will be put up for a vote by the board.

The Township Council will then meet on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. The agenda includes a presentation for members of the 2013 Law Enforcement Youth Academy. There is also an ordinance scheduled to be introduced that would sell the property located at 450 Adelphia Road to the Howell VFW for $20,000 plus closing costs and prorated real estate taxes.

The VFW currently works in the building as did other municipal offices before they relocated to the new Municipal Building. This marks the first sale of property by the township since the consolidation into the new location. There is also an ordinance up for introduction to sell property on Adelphia Road to the owners of an adjacent property. The ordinance describes the property as “undersized,” and lists the price as $2500 plus legal fees for the township and additional costs for the sale.

Tuesday’s meeting also marks the first since the unexpected resignation of Township Manager Helene Schlegel and a replacement is expected to be named during the meeting as well as a deputy.

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