Tuesday, January 31, 2006

More Homes for Howell

From today's Asbury Park Press

A state Superior Court judge in Freehold issued a ruling clearing the way for 497 homes to be built on Route 33, and said Howell officials erred in trying to block the development planned by a company owned by developers Anthony Spalliero and Terry Sherman.

Township officials contended Spalliero — who according to a federal indictment paid tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in another town — and Sherman made political contributions to influence the 2002 approval of their $21 million Colts Neck Crossing proposal.

Officials said they will either ask the judge, Robert A. Coogan, to reconsider or take the case to an appeals court.

Howell Township Attorney Thomas Gannon noted that there were no filings to the court from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, which is still investigating the case.
"The court acknowledged that there was no direct filings to the court from the prosecutor. That might have changed his determination, or it might not have," Gannon said.

The influx of homes will change the character of the area, said Joan Miller, whose Colts Neck Road home faces the tract.

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