United Republican Club of Fort Lee official says in this Op-Ed that the goal is to collect 2,000 signatures by Dec. 28 and either a referendum on the roughly $2 million acquisition or a reversal of the governing body’s decision.
Monday, December 24, 2012
The Fort Lee Republican organization has created an online petition opposing a decision by the Mayor and Council to appropriate more than $2 million to acquire land at 183 Main St., the current location of Woori Bank, for a park on the West parcel of Redevelopment Area 5. “Fort Lee does not need more debt,” the wording of the petition begins. “If a private venture is interested in a property it should be purchased entirely by this entity. The municipality does not need to be in the speculative business of real estate.” United Republican Club of Fort Lee vice president Keith Jensen submitted the following Op-Ed regarding the acquisition of the land and the petition to stop it: Essentially, the Borough of Fort Lee is guising the subsidizing …
The deadline for filling a vacancy isn’t until Sept. 13, county officials say. And while Republican Peter B. Campbell is likely to bow out of the race, Fort Lee Council candidate Thomas Bennett says he’s “in it to the end.”
If the top Republican vote getter in Tuesday’s primary election bows out of the race for Fort Lee Borough Council, as he has said is his intention, the party has until September to fill the vacancy, an official with the Bergen County Election Division said. Republican candidates Peter B. Campbell and Thomas Bennett received more votes Tuesday—Campbell had one more vote than Bennett—than Rossana Surace, whose name was added to the ballot after Campbell and Bennett filed to run together. On the day before the election, Campbell told Patch that if he were to win, he would likely drop out of the race, and that if Surace won, he would gladly endorse her. “Nobody stepped up to run for that seat at the time of the deadline for filing so I put my …