From the Mayor Josh Keenan


If you have any questions or concerms you can email me @ JoshKeenan@stratfordnj.org

Dear Residents,

I would like to first let you know my son John Keenan, Jr. has retired from the position of the Borough Clerk.  John served 20 years in the position.  He did also serve a term as a Councilman from 1989-1991, and worked closely with the Planning Board, which is now known as the Joint Land Use Board from the 1980’s until this year as a member and secretary.  His first day of retirement was May 1, exactly 20 years after he took over the office from long time Clerk Dorothy Carlson.  At the same time his right hand person for over 18 years Kathy Rauer also retired.  Council and I honored him and Kathy at this month’s Council Meeting.  We wish both a pleasant and enjoyable retirement, as well as good health!

Council has appointed former Councilman Ben Angeli as the Acting Borough Clerk.  Please welcome Ben to the office when you can.

Let me give you an update on Redevelopment:
Bradlees site is still under contract with Brandywine.  The DEP issue is still being resolved, and is the main hold on the property going to closing.  During the delay the future owner has been out speaking to potential new tenants for the site. 

The Redevelopment Plan for the Laurel Mills site is being revised to include the housing which has been discussed now for the a few years.  This Redevelopment Plan allows for a mixed use of townhomes and a retail portion along Warwick Road.

The former Christian Academy site is still under contract with the developer who specializes in senior housing.  The developer is to close soon.  Their plans are just about completed, and when they are, they will be made to the Joint Land Use Board.

We are expecting this could be a busy year for the Joint Land Use Board with these three large projects coming forward.  All members are fine residents with everyone’s best interest in mind. 
One final note, please come out and participate in the many events coming forward.  Beginning with the honoring of those who fought so hard for our freedom on Memorial Day, at War Memorial Park at the point adjacent to the Fire Station at 10:00 am.  The Park Commission is working on movie nights again, and has added an additional one for August.  July  4th will also be here before you know it.

I may be repeating myself, but I am always appreciative of your ongoing support you give me as your Mayor.

Your Proud Mayor
Josh Keenan

 


Your Proud Mayor,
Josh Keenan