Holmdel Half Century Club Hears From Andy Katz, Township Administrator
Township Administrator Andy Katz told the large group of seniors that there is solid progress in plans for development of Alcatel-Lucent tract.
At a well-attended meeting Tueday with the Holmdel Half Century Club, Township Administrator Andrew Katz said that the township's financial situation is improving at a better than expected pace.
Katz said that township officials expect to reach a point of long-term sustainability within 2-3 years instead of 3-5 years. The administration is planning to develop a broader tax base, including re-zoning to allow quality businesses along Route 35 and in Holmdel Village.
With respect to the 473-acre Lucent property on Crawfords Corner Road, Katz said he is "more than optimistic" about plans for its development. There has been solid progress, he said, adding that the township's Alcatel-Lucent Redevelopment Plan has not changed that much. It will include re-use of the building and some age-restricted housing to avoid school student increases.
Katz said Holmdel Township's government wants to provide more community events for the enjoyment of all Holmdel residents, including seniors.
There was much interactive discussion about support of the Holmdel Half Century Club, including possible restoration of modest monetary support for the Club.
Katz agreed to meet with the HHCC Executive Committee to discuss what should be done for the Club going forward.