Mosque Hearing Before Planning Board Moved to Next Week
CORRECTION: Hearing on proposed mosque in Liberty Corner moved to next Thursday, Oct. 25.
Tuesday's Planning Board meeting, which had been scheduled to include a continuation on a proposal for a 4,200-square-foot mosque on Church Street in Liberty Corner, not far from the intersection with Somerville Road, has been canceled.
Either the project's architect, Dan Lincoln. or the project's engineer, Adnan Kahn, had been expected testify before the Planning Board at the scheduled hearing at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, attorney Vincent Bisogno, who represents the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, said at the last meeting.
Meeting moved to Oct. 25
The meeting, with the agenda to include the continuation of the hearing with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, has been moved to the following week, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. The reason for the move is that the Planning Board's attorney was unavailable this week, Planning Board secretary Frances Florio said on Monday.
During the last public session — a continuation of the formal hearing on the application that began last summer — Bisogno reminded the public that a house of worship is permitted within a residential zone, according to municipal zoning ordinances already approved by the Township Committee. Bisogno said the mosque should be treated the same as if it were any other house of worship within the township, including the nearby Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church.
Florio added that the Planning Board is scheduled to meet the following Tuesday, Oct. 30, with an agenda that will include the continuation of the public hearing on the Millington Quarry. That special meeting was set because the Planning Board will not be meeting on Nov. 6, the board's first regularly scheduled meeting in November, because that is election night, Florio said on Monday morning.
Coming up this week are:
- The Township Golf Advisory Committee, at 7 p.m. on Monday at the municipal building, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge.
- The Bernards Township Health Department's scheduled flu clinics for children over age 4 and for adults will continue this week:
- Next Friday, the flu clinic is scheduled to be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Peapack-Gladstone Borough Hall, 1 School St., Peapack.
- Next Saturday, the flu clinic to be held at the Bernards Township Community Center, 289 S. Maple Ave. The cost of a flu shot is $20 for residents of member towns and $25 for residents of non-member towns. Member towns also include Bernardsville and Peapack-Gladstone boroughs.