Friday, March 8, 2013
Mayor Impreveduto outlined his personal wishes for the Holmdel property.
Mayor Patrick Impreveduto said his goal for the Alcatel-Lucent property in Holmdel is to keep the vista the same, despite impending residential development. "My ultimate wish would have been to have one company come in and take the whole building over and leave things the way are," Impreveduto said. "But unfortunately that's not reality." The most recent development plans submitted by Somerset Development propose two conceptual plans with age restricted housing, a sports complex and and a fitness facility. But the proposal was sent back to the developer after the township's committee asked for more detailed plans in January. "It seems like a housing component is needed on the property in order for the property to be financially viable," …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Impreveduto said after speaking with environmental experts and engineers, he believes the expanded sewer system won't negatively impact the township.
A proposal for expanded sewer service came back before a branch of the Monmouth County Planning Board last week, and it could mean a full sewer system on the Alcatel Lucent property. In 2011, Holmdel residents rallied against the expanded sewer system plans, which could allow the entire Lucent and Garden State Arts properties to become sewered. Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto said during a statement in 2011, "If you cover up all the land with buildings, roadways, parking lots, etc. and don't allow the rain, snow and yes, septic, to meander slowly down to be cleansed and filtered by the soil, you are not going to recharge the aquifer." A meeting on Feb. 13 of the Monmouth County Water Quality Management Plan Amendment Review Committee …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The seven Holmdel residents at the February 13 meeting of the Monmouth County Planning Board's Amendment Review Committee (ARC) witnessed several surprises during consideration of the agenda item “Water Quality Management Plan for Monmouth County Future W
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Holmdel residents ralled in 2011 to stop the action, which has not officially been taken yet.
Expanded sewerage plans are back on the agenda in Monmouth County, and Holmdel residents are again left wondering whether or not water supply in the township could be impacted. A future wastewater service area map will be discussed again in Monmouth County on Wednesday morning by the Monmouth County Water Quality Management Plan Amendment Review Committee. In 2011, Holmdel residents rallied against the expanded sewer system plans, which could allow the entire Lucent and Garden State Arts properties to become sewered. Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto said during a statement in 2011, "If you cover up all the land with buildings, roadways, parking lots, etc. and don't allow the rain, snow and yes, septic, to meander slowly down to be …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The conceptual maps for the Alcatel-Lucent property presented in the Concept Map are frightening but not really very different from what I expected.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Holmdel resident Robert Hutchinson is concerned that the age-restricted housing component at Lucent could be turned into low-income housing.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Elsie Sterling Howard Oversight LLC of Miami is no longer in the picture, said Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto.
Somerset Development has entered into a contract with Alcatel-Lucent to purchase the 473-acre Crawfords Corner Road property in Holmdel for an undisclosed price, Mayor Patrick Impreveduto said Wednesday night. The closing date is Dec. 31. Somerset will develop the property in accordance with the township's Redevelopment Plan adopted in May if the deal is sealed, Impreveduto said. "I'm really excited -- excited we are moving forward," said the mayor, who met with Somerset's Ralph Zucker and his associate at Town Hall on Wednesday afternoon. The new agreeement with Somerset was confirmed by Alcatel Lucent spokeswoman Denise Panyik-Dale. "We can confirm a new contract has been signed with Somerset Development," she said Wednesday night, …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The trespassers gained entry to some small outer buildings and caused some damage.
On Sunday, vandals broke windows and sprayed fire extinguishers in some outer buildings behind the main Alcatel-Lucent building on Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel Police say. Security guards called police at 5:21 p.m. to report the criminal mischief. They told police their last check of the area where the damage occurred was at 1:21 p.m. Windows were broken at what is known as the Wave Guide Building, and fire extinguishers were found laying outside. The glass portion to a metal door to Building 10, the Ocean Simulator Facililty, was also broken. Police found fire extinguishers had been sprayed inside the building. One fire extinguisher was thrown through the window of Building 11. A security officer had observed three juveniles walking…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
After a Florida buyer entered into contract with Alcatel-Lucent, people in Holmdel became hopeful an important ratable and employer would be revived. But so far, there is nothing to report, says a township official.
Holmdel Township officials are speaking several times a week with a contract buyer about plans for the important vacant Alcatel-Lucent property in the heart of the town. But there still is "nothing definitive to announce," said Holmdel Township Deputy Mayor Eric Hinds, who is serving as the acting mayor during Mayor Patrick Impreveduto's summer vacation. "Nothing has changed. Elsie [Sterling Howard] is actively engaging in coversations -- with the town, with Lucent -- but there's no plan in motion. As of 11 a.m. today [Tuesday], there is nothing definitive to announce, about anything," said Hinds, Tuesday evening. Two members of the five-member Township Committee, Hinds and Impreveduto, are tasked with representing Holmdel Township on …
Friday, June 15, 2012
In a postal mailing going out next week, Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto talks about paying down debt, encouraging business, and developing recreation for seniors.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Dear Holmdel Resident, Now that the FY 2012 budget has passed, I would like to talk about the challenges the Township Committee and I faced during its development and our plan to maintain sound fiscal management going forward. For the five years previous to this one, we were able to keep spending relatively flat through a number of initiatives: sharing services, consolidation of departments, workforce reductions, and working with employee unions to have benefits and pay reflect the difficult economic times we are in. Despite a reduction in state aid, and increases in costs like health insurance, utilities and pension contributions we were able to maintain one of the lowest tax rates in Monmouth County. This year’s budget reflects a …