NORTH BERGEN PLANNING BOARD HEARING:
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
at 7:00 p.m.
Please note: Dec.4th meeting postponed!
DON'T LET APPLEVIEW PUT US AT RISK
PROPOSED PROJECT ADJACENT TO HIGH-PRESSURE GAS PIPELINE ENDANGERS N. BERGEN, GUTTENBERG AND WEST NEW YORK RESIDENTS
Developer Appleview wants to build an oversized condo complex in an undersized lot on River Road in North Bergen - bordering Guttenberg. Because of its oversized footprint, construction would be dangerously close to a 36-inch, high pressure gas pipeline - - bringing about the threat of an explosion like the one in San Bruno, CA.
The Transco pipeline which supplies over 50% of gas to NYC runs through North Bergen and is over 60 years old. A pipeline rupture would devastate our densely populated community which includes hundreds of low rise dwellings, over 30 mid to hgh rise buildings, the Palisades Hospital, two sewage treatment plants, all within a half mile radius of the site (see chart on impact zone below).
The project would also require the developer to cut into the Palisades slope and potentially destabilize the Transco Pipeline, Ferry Road, Summit House and Galaxy Condo Garages. Area residents will be put at tremendous risk during and after the construction of this project.
Appleview is seeking approval for multiple variances from the town of North Bergen (see details below). These variances, if approved by the North Bergen Planning Board will permit heavy construction within 16 feet of this major gas pipeline!
Over the past few years, we have witnessed many disastrous explosions of natural gas pipelines across the country!
People have died, property destroyed and entire neighborhoods devastated.
For the safety of the public, we urge North Bergen to uphold the zoning ordinance and NOT grant Appleview these variances!
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND VOICE YOUR CONCERNS
Contact your Elected Officials and Representatives.
Write to your representatives today and tell them that the Appleview Project cannot be approved in its current form!
Our elected officials must get involved and address the Appleview/Pipeline safety issues.
Sample Letter to Representatives.doc
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We recommend that you also submit your letter via elected official's website. See links below.
1. Senator Lautenberg: http://lautenberg.senate.gov/contact/routing.cfm
2. Senator Menendez: http://menendez.senate.gov/contact/
3. Governor Chris Christie: http://www.state.nj.us/governor/contact/
4a. District 33 (for residents of Guttenberg, WNY, Weehawken, Hoboken, part JC)
Senator Stack, Assemblyman Ramos, Assemblywoman Rodriguez: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~njvi/d/33.php
4b. District 32 (for residents of North Bergen, part JC)
Senators Sacco, Assemblyman Prieto, Assemblywoman Quigley: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/SelectRep.asp
5. Congressman Albio Sires: http://sires.house.gov