Quantcast
Home » Archives by category » News-pourri » Township Council (Page 2)

Prasad Censured; Council Staves Off Last-Minute Attempt To Weaken Admonishment

Prasad Censured; Council Staves Off Last-Minute Attempt To Weaken Admonishment

Despite a last-minute attempt to water it down, a resolution censuring Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad was unanimously passed at the Dec. 11 Council meeting. The resolution expresses the Council’s sense that Prasad (D-At Large) has “engaged in multiple actions in his official capacity as an elected official that are improper for a person in his […]

Township Council Set To Censure Councilman Prasad For ‘Dishonoring’ His Position

Township Council Set To Censure Councilman Prasad For ‘Dishonoring’ His Position

A vote to censure Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad is scheduled for the council’s Dec. 11 meeting. The agenda item, called an “add-on,” was added to the agenda on Dec. 10. Township Democrats regularly caucus on the Sunday before a council meeting. Prasad (D-At Large) has been courting controversy for the past three years, the most […]

Email Appears To Show Prasad Sought Township Manager’s Help In Fixing Parking Tickets

Email Appears To Show Prasad Sought Township Manager’s Help In Fixing Parking Tickets

Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad in September appeared to ask for the township manager’s help in fixing several parking tickets issued to parishioners of an East Millstone church. In a response email, Township Manager Robert Vornlocker blasted Prasad, telling him it was “inappropriate” for Prasad to be involved in the matter. Prasad (D-At Large), in a […]

‘Do Not Knock’ List, Four-Way Stops On Pierce Street Subject Of Ordinances

‘Do Not Knock’ List, Four-Way Stops On Pierce Street Subject Of Ordinances

Ordinances establishing a “Do Not Knock” list for door-to-door vendors and creating four-way stops on Pierce Street were introduced at the Nov. 27 Township Council meeting. Township Councilman James Vassanella (D-Ward 5) said the “Do Not Knock” ordinance would create a master list of residents who do not wish to be solicited by door-to-door vendors. […]

Councilman Prasad Resumes His Council Business To Mostly Jeers, Some Cheers

Councilman Prasad Resumes His Council Business To Mostly Jeers, Some Cheers

Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad has ended his self-imposed exile from council business, attending the Nov. 27 meeting and facing his supporters and detractors. The embattled Prasad (D-At Large) came under fire in recent months for the way in which he handled the approval process for a proposed “Peace and Non-Violence” monument park on some township […]

Left Turn Bans Onto Easton Avenue Panned By Area Residents

Left Turn Bans Onto Easton Avenue Panned By Area Residents

A newly instituted ban on left turns from three streets onto Easton Avenue was roundly criticized by area residents at the Nov. 27 Township Council meeting. The council at its Nov. 8 meeting approved the ordinance, which bans left turns from Walnut Avenue, Culver Street and Lakeside Avenue onto Easton Avenue. The ban comes in […]

Township Council Withdraws Prasad Excused Absence Resolution, But Did It Matter?

Township Council Withdraws Prasad Excused Absence Resolution, But Did It Matter?

Angry residents forced the Township Council to remove from its Nov. 8 agenda a resolution that would have excused Councilman Rajiv Prasad’s four-week absence from his official duties. The excused absence would have taken away the threat of the council declaring Prasad’s seat vacant in December. But as it turns out, the council’s action might […]

Update: Ordinance Would Ban Left Turns From Three Streets Onto Easton Avenue

Update: Ordinance Would Ban Left Turns From Three Streets Onto Easton Avenue

Update: The Township Council passed the ordinance on second reading at its Nov. 8 meeting. The new rules go into effect immediately. Township manager Robert Vornlocker said the striping and signage could go up as soon as Nov. 9, weather permitting. In response to a question from a resident, Vornlocker said that one reason the […]

Township, School District Land Swap Plan Advances

Township, School District Land Swap Plan Advances

The land swap between the township and school district is all but a done deal with the Oct. 9 final passage by the Township Council of an ordinance approving it. The Board of Education approved the deal at its September meeting. In the deal, the district will get an approximately 13-acre parcel of land with […]

‘Citizen’s Committee’ For Peace And Non-Violence Memorial Re-Do Put On Hold

‘Citizen’s Committee’ For Peace And Non-Violence Memorial Re-Do Put On Hold

It appears that the idea to form a citizen’s committee to rework an idea for a “Peace and Non-Violence” memorial is on ice, at least for now. There were no takers at the Oct. 9 Township Council meeting when Mayor Phil Kramer asked for comments from the council, after giving his opinion that it would […]