The long-anticipated Waterview Meeting is finally on the Council agenda for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The meeting will be held at Parsippany Hills High School, located at 20 Rita Drive to accommodate the large crowd anticipated for the meeting.
An ordinance to rezone a tract of land in the Waterview complex is up for first reading before the council. The rezoning would pave the way for a potential development of a 26.6-acre tract in what is currently a part of the 132-acre property known as the Waterview Corporate Park. A developer, RDR, plans to build a Whole Foods Market and townhouse community on the tract.
A local opposition group, made up of Parsippany and Mountain Lakes residents, said they will try to prevent the Township Council from acting on the controversial Waterview development by flooding the meeting with enough people to exceed the maximum capacity and have it shut down. However, the auditorium holds approximately 1,200 people.
The council will also discuss a controversial electricity aggregation proposal which is up for final reading and adoption at Tuesday's meeting.
The township has hired Gabel Associates, Inc. to implement a procurement process for a third-party supplier to provide power supply to Parsippany residents. If passed, the township will release requirements for the proposal, where a third-party supplier would be invited to supply the town’s electricity. It would not serve those residents who already have a third-party supplier.
Small businesses will also have the option to opt into the contract, different from the residential policy that would require townspeople to opt-out.
The Council also plans to continue its discussion of an ordinance which would raise fees rendered by off-duty police officers.
The regular rate would go from $50 to $65, increased to $75 in 2015, and the premium rate, including overtime (also considered any day after eight hours) would go from $75 to $85, increasing to $97.50 in 2015. Also, an administrative fee would go from $5 to $10.