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ROSAH makes compelling case to delay Fairness Hearing until March 26 in Freehold: ROSAH - Letter Requesting Adjournment of Fairness Hearing (filed)

Rumson Borough's published public notice of postponement of Fairness Hearing: http://www.rumsonnj.gov/downloads/Rumson-Notice-of-Fairness-Hearing-022020.pdf



A public fairness hearing has been rescheduled for Thursday March 26, 2020 at 9:00 am before the Honorable Linda Grasso Jones, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, at 9:00 a.m. at the Monmouth County Courthouse, 71 Monument Park, Freehold, New Jersey for the Court to consider approval of a proposed Settlement Agreement between: (1) the Borough of Rumson and Fair Share Housing Center (“FSHC”); and (2) the Borough of Rumson and Yellow Brook Property Co., LLC (“Yellow Brook”) in the Mount Laurel Declaratory Action entitled In the Matter of the Application of the Borough of Rumson, County of Monmouth, Docket Number MON-L-2483-15. Through this judicial proceeding, the Court will evaluate whether the proposed Settlement Agreements are fair and reasonable to the region’s low and moderate-income households according to the principles set forth in Morris County Fair Housing Council v. Boonton Tp., 197 N.J.Super. 359 (Law Div.1984), aff'd o.b., 209 N.J.Super. 108 (App. Div. 1986) and East/West Venture v. Bor. of Fort Lee, 286 N.J.Super. 311 (App. Div. 1996).

In response to the capacity turnout to the January 14, 2020 hearing about affordable housing, luxury townhomes, and Rumson's settlement with Yellow Brook and Fair Share Housing Center, over 7,500 people responded by signing a change.org petition: https://www.change.org/p/fair-share-housing-center-fshc-a-community-guided-approach-to-affordable-housing-in-the-borough-of-rumson

Rumson town council signed a settlement agreement that has profound impact on town's zoning


Nearly 1,500 people, with as little as 48 hours notice, filled the Forrestdale gym to standing room capacity January 14, 2020 to hear the town disclose a settlement with Yellow Brook and Fair Share Housing Center: https://tworivertimes.com/rumson-in-uproar-over-housing-agreements/ Rumson Borough has provided relevant information on the borough's website:

http://www.rumsonnj.gov/newannouncements/rumson-affordable-housing-program.html

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