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Mayor Fried, Foxmoor Residents Reach Accord
Town Hall Regarding Washington Blvd. Site Hailed as a Success
Robbinsville, NJ – Approximately 100 Foxmoor residents arrived at the Robbinsville Township Senior Center for Tuesday’s Town Hall meeting with Mayor David Fried looking for a skirmish.
Approximately 90 minutes later most, if not all, exited with what they wanted - both in regards to the six-acre plot of Township-owned land on Washington Boulevard initially targeted for 48,000 square feet of office space, and from municipal government itself.
After carefully weighing the concerns and recommendations of residents, Mayor Fried announced that the proposed office building project on the site has been terminated and a tentative accord with the Foxmoor community has been reached to turn the land over to open space with plans for a community park in the works.
“This meeting was a perfect example of how government and community are supposed to work,’’ Russell Prinzi, the Property Manager of Foxmoor, said. “Thank you to all those that helped make this outcome possible. The Board of directors would like to send out a special thank you to Foxmoor resident Tom Doyle and the rest of the committee for their efforts throughout this process, and Mayor Fried for acknowledging the voices of the Foxmoor residents.’’
Mayor Fried has maintained that effective government begins with listening to the needs and desires of residents, then making sound policy decisions that are in the best interest of everyone involved. The Foxmoor project is another shining example of that.
“This is what government should be all about,’’ Mayor Fried said. “I want to personally thank all the residents for their hard work regarding this important issue. Their phone calls, letters and e-mails made this outcome possible. It was great to see people really get involved and that is what makes a small town like ours such a great community.’’