South Brunswick council meeting will be held remotely via the internet

PHOTOS COURTESY OF RONALD SCHMALZ

SOUTH BRUNSWICK – As of 5 p.m. on March 23, the state announced 935 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total statewide to 2,844, with 210 total cases in Middlesex County, and one new case in South Brunswick, a woman in her 40s who is recovering at home.

According to information provided by the South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management, stores continue to restock shelves daily, but residents should maintain 6 feet of distance while shopping, even in checkout lines, and should minimize the amount of time spent in stores in order to comply with social distancing guidelines.

For a list of restaurants in South Brunswick that are still operating, visit www.southbrunswicknj.gov/images/News-Notices/Local_Restaurants_Pick_Up_Delivery.pdf

The Medical Reserve Corps is a component of the Federal Citizen Corps that brings together local health professionals and others with relevant skills to volunteer in their community.  They will assist local, existing community medical response systems, as well as provide a group of readily trained and available resources to help the community deal with pressing public health needs. It is designed to augment existing health and medical staffing with community-based volunteers for deployment and use during all forms of emergency and disaster – especially for public health emergencies, according to the statement.

More information can be found at www.middlesexcountynj.gov/Government/Departments/PSH/Pages/MRC.aspx

The Township Council meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. March 24 will be held remotely via the internet. Access online at attccasptrial1.webex.com/attccasptrial1/j.php?MTID=m56d8a57767e18dbd3d19d9d3654904e3. Or, join by phone by calling 1-669-234-1704 and using access code 969 641 796 / meeting password KEr5Dg79x8t (53753479 from phones)

The URL link to access the meeting will also be posted at www.sbtnj.net by noon on Tuesday along with the meeting agenda and packet. The meeting will open for the public to access 5 minutes prior to the start.

Public comments should be emailed to Norma Carbin at ncarbin@sbtnj.net or Barbara Nyitrai at bnyitrai@sbtnj.net.

Due to cancellations caused by the COVID-19 virus, the Affordable Housing ordinances scheduled for public hearing and adoption at the Township Council meeting of March 24 will be tabled until the Planning Board has the opportunity to review the ordinances pursuant to law. The ordinances affected include:

  • Ordinance 2020-8 (Creating the Court’s Third Round Affordable Housing (CTRAH) District and Rezoning Certain Properties Under Protest);
  • Ordinance 2020-13 (Repealing and Replacing Affordable Housing Regulations); and
  • Ordinance 2020-14 (Creation of the PRD VII Mixed Development Zone Standards and Rezoning Certain Property).

These ordinances will be rescheduled for consideration by the Township Council at a later date, at which time members of the public will be given an opportunity to be heard.