CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH HILL AND AUBURN ROAD ROUNDABOUT SET TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 17TH
Gloucester County is set to begin the roundabout construction at the intersection of High Hill and Auburn Road.
For more information, click here to access the Letter to Residents
Letter from Mayor Alan Schwager regarding Fair Funding for our Schools
Dear Woolwich Residents,
Over the last several weeks, I have attended multiple meetings and work groups regarding our current unfair school funding situation. I have received numerous e-mails and phone calls urging me to support Kingsway’s FFAC (Fair Funding Action Committee) and their efforts to phase in our fair share of funding over a period of 5 or more years. I have since gone on record that I do not support this plan and want to explain why. Before I do that, I also want to go on record that I fully support signing a petition Kingsway has on their web site taking a different position than the phased funding plan supported by the FFAC. This phased funding plan, is the anticipated outcome coming from the Senate committee that was formed thru SR-100.
Swedesboro/Woolwich and Kingsway Schools have been underfunded since 2010 using the approved formula indentified in the 2008 SFRA (School Funding Reform Act). To send a message to our State legislatures and Governor that we are willing to wait 5 more years to finally receive the funds due our community today is absurd. Woolwich and its residents deserve and demand to be fully funded in the 2017-2018 state budget cycle.
I strongly urge each and every resident to contact our 3rd District Legislatures and demand to be fully funded at once without any further delays. The Legislative District 3 Officials’ phone number for Senator Sweeney, Assemblyman Burzichelli and Assemblyman Taliaferro is (856)-251-9801.
How ironic is it that 40 Senators, 80 Assemblymen and 1 Governor can come together in a matter of months to pass a $.23 gas tax, but fail year after year after year to properly fund the education of our children. Please help me send a message to Trenton that our children should not be less important than our roads and that the time for political posturing, finger pointing and games are over and do the job they were elected to do.
Woolwich Township, NJ
To View Resolution R-2017-61 Resolution of the Township of Woolwich, County of Gloucester, Requesting the Assistance of the State of New Jersey in Addressing the School Funding Issue Faced by the Swedesboro-Woolwich and Kingsway High School Districts click here
Zoning Office FAQ (16 Entries)
1. The Zoning Officer refuses to give me a zoning permit and says that I will have to obtain a variance. Can the Mayor or Township Committee members order the Zoning Officer to give me a variance?
2. My neighbor and I are having a dispute regarding the boundary line of our properties. Can the Zoning Office help me?
3. My neighbor's tree hangs over the fence into my rear yard. I am afraid that a tree limb will fall into my yard and cause damage. Can the Zoning Office help me?
4. If I make a zoning complaint about a particular property or person does my name or written complaint become public record?
In most cases, unless there is an active criminal investigation, your zoning complaint is a public record and may be released upon request to persons who request a copy.
5. Can I make an anonymous zoning complaint?
6. What is an Administrative Officer Error Appeal?
8. What is a special questions application?
8. What is a special questions application?
9. What is a (c.) (1) or hardship variance?
10. What is a (c.) (2) or substantial benefit variance?
11. What is a (d.) (1) or use variance?
12. What is a (d.) (2) or variance for the expansion of a nonconforming use?
13. What happens to a variance if I sell my home or business?
14. Does the Land Use Board have to grant me a variance?
Not necessarily. Each application stands on its own merits. Until the board members hear and consider the evidence it is not proper for them to pre-judge the application or appeal. Essentially, the board is a quasi-judicial body and should be respected as you would a court of law. You can expect that your application or appeal will be considered fairly but you should not expect that the result will be the same as in a similar case. No two zoning cases are exactly the same.
16. Do I need a lawyer to represent me before the Joint Land Use Board?