Egg Harbor City, NJ, Council Votes Unanimously on Future of Lake Park
The vote is no.
In a unanimous vote Wednesday evening, the Egg Harbor City Council rejected a plan to redevelop the city's historic lake park.
The city council held a special meeting Wednesday at the Egg Harbor City Community School to discuss and vote on the proposed redevelopment plans.
The meeting’s purpose was to discuss findings and recommendations of the land use board following a council-initiated study. The study found the city’s lake park is in need of redevelopment.
In order for the project to move forward, the area needed to be considered in need of redevelopment based on a survey of the area.
"I’m so glad council held the vote tonight. ... the way council and the public handled themselves tonight was very impressive. Almost everyone who spoke respected the mic and the time allotment and there was very little bickering. Council listened, and spoke their opinions. Members listened to the public and honored their duty to the community
This meeting should be a model for proper public engagement and discourse. I can’t thank everyone enough for respecting one another and doing the right thing"