Deny the application for a water well on Green Acres land at Nishuane Park
  • Petitioned David Smith, N.J. Department of Environmental Protection
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Green Acres Program
David Smith, N.J. Department of Environmental Protection
Montclair Town Council
Renee Baskerville
See response
Montclair Town Council
Robert Russo
See response
Montclair Town Council
Bill Hurlock
Montclair Town Council
Robin Schlager
Montclair Town Council
Richard McMahon
Montclair Mayor
Robert Jackson
Montclair Town Council
Sean Spiller

Deny the application for a water well on Green Acres land at Nishuane Park

    1. Petition by

      Tanya Coke

      Montclair, NJ

The township has not exhausted other feasible options for placement of the well, and must do so before taking away valuable parkland used by many members of the community. Montclair has a water surplus and has not made the case that the well is needed.

To:
David Smith, N.J. Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program
Renee Baskerville, Montclair Town Council
Robert Russo, Montclair Town Council
Bill Hurlock, Montclair Town Council
Robin Schlager, Montclair Town Council
Richard McMahon, Montclair Town Council
Robert Jackson, Montclair Mayor
Sean Spiller, Montclair Town Council
We urge you to deny Montclair's application for a water well on Green Acres land at Nishuane Park bordering Carey Woods. The water well and tower will destroy the natural beauty of a well-used park in a dense residential area.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Decision-maker Robert Russo responds:

      Robert Russo

      Thank you for writing to me on the well issue. I spent time last week visiting the hill and walking the area, to review neighborhood concerns, which I certainly share. I will review all of the input and hopefully will make a decision in...


    2. Decision-maker Robert Russo responds:

      Robert Russo

      Thank you for writing to me on the well issue. I spent time last week visiting the hill and walking the neighborhood, I will be reviewing all of the input and will make a decision that will hopefully be in the best interest of Montclair....


    3. Decision-maker Robert Russo responds:

      Robert Russo

      Thank you for contacting me on this issue. I am reviewing all of the comments and concerns of neighborhood residents and will do my best to respond. bob Russo


    4. Decision-maker Renee Baskerville responds:

      Renee Baskerville

      I strongly urge that all other options be explored. This is a slippery slope (no pun intended) to taking away needed green space, community ambiance and perhaps even subjecting residents to potential fumes and by products. The Council ne...


    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. Decision-maker Renee Baskerville responds:

      Renee Baskerville

      We urge you to deny Montclair's application for a water well on Green Acres land at Nishuane Park bordering Carey Woods. The water well and tower will destroy the natural beauty of a well-used park in a dense residential area.

      Sincerel...


    7. Decision-maker Renee Baskerville responds:

      Renee Baskerville

      We must preserve the beauty of Nishuane Park, for today and generations to come.


    8. Decision-maker Renee Baskerville responds:

      Renee Baskerville

      I live on orange rd approximately 2 blocks from the park. We use it often oppose the proposal. Please deny the application for a water well on Green Acres land at Nishuane Park. Thank you.


    9. Decision-maker Renee Baskerville responds:

      Renee Baskerville

      Deny this application. I am submitting a lengthy letter to you under seperate cover which will clearly discusses all of the reasons that I am opposed to this project. In addition to what is listed in this petition, there is a viable optio...


    10. Decision-maker Renee Baskerville responds:

      Renee Baskerville

      The township has not demonstrated a need for this facility. By their own testimony, they would sell a vast majority of the water from this well to outside users for at least the next 7 years. The "need" is certainly not sufficient to dive...


    11. Reached 50 signatures
    12. Decision-maker Renee Baskerville responds:

      Renee Baskerville

      It would be a real shame if this would go through! I am wondering, how can any Environmentalist be for dstruction of parkland. If it would be next to the pool or the baseball field, may be. But this area of the park really should stay unt...


    13. Decision-maker Renee Baskerville responds:

      Renee Baskerville

      Please deny diversion of a well at Nishuane Park/Carey Woods. The township has not presented any good reasons for adding a well to the town's water system. Also, this would be the third time that the township has encroached into Green A...


    14. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Laurie McFadden COCHECTON, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Green space benefits communities - and this park is clearly treasured and used by the community. If there is not a water shortage, why ruin a beautiful space for no reason. Rethink!

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    • Terrie Gilbert MONTCLAIR, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      I live across the street from this section of the park. The petition letter and comments posted supporting it say it all. No one wants this well in this beautiful, peaceful park.

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    • Karen Stephenson MONTCLAIR, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      There is a concern about the release of PCE into the air from the plant filtration system. The agent when aerosilized is considered potentially carcinogenic

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    • Deirdre Newman UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Besides the beauty and quiet of this park we need to have trees....the more the better! They provide shade, animal habitat, clean air, soil enrichment, ETC.! This is not the place for an ugly, noisy structure.

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    • Debra Jennings NEWARK, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      An inequity and a travesty! This land was donated to the town decades ago, as a green space in the midst of one of the most densely populated areas of this urban-suburban town. There must have been some agreement to maintain in order to receive such a gift. Thankless and thoughless.

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