In July, the situation was touched on during a Planning Board meeting in Holmdel when plans for the mixed-use building on the property were approved:
Jenni Blumenthal, chairwoman of the Shade Tree Commission in Holmdel, said she listened with ears wide open regarding the replacement shrubbery on the property.
While she and the commission have not meet to discuss the property shrubbery plans, she hopes to establish a meeting between the Planning Board’s Planner and representatives from Somerset Development.
“Hostas are the favorite snack tray of deer in Holmdel,” she said, reiterating the importance of a meeting.
Clifton Ting was concerned about wildlife on the property especially the deer population.
“Since the closing of Lucent, over the past 20 years, we see more deer coming to our property,” Ying said. “The deer are not going to evaporate and with the increase in the deer population in the recent years, I think a coordinated effort needs to be done.”
Michael Bruno, attorney for the applicant said, “We do not have plans for wildlife but we would be willing to talk with Township Committee for suggestions on how to handle the situation."
What are your ideas as to how to deal with the population?
Weather in Holmdel and Hazlet
Today will be sunny and int he high 80's, with a chance of very late night showers into Thursday according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms are possible on Thursday.
South Laurel Ave
Best to plan an alternate route around South Laurel Ave this week.
Hazlet Police reported last week that the road construction will continue until at least Friday, Aug. 23, and residents should expect delays in the area.
Shorelands Water Company will close the road from Sidney Terrace to Hopkins Terrace from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, detours will be set up in the area.