Thanks to our friend Raymmmondo of the Montclair Watercooler, we’ve learned that the public hearing on the Marlboro Inn, scheduled for tonight, has been cancelled. The following statement comes from Township Manager Joseph Hartnett:
Due to a procedural deficiency, the Council is going to have to withdraw the Marlboro Inn ordinance tonight.
As a result, the public hearing scheduled for tonight will be cancelled and the public will not have an opportunity to speak. The plan is to submit a new ordinance to Council tomorrow for first reading and have a second reading and new public hearing on or before July 16th.
Hartnett was not available to tell us what the procedural deficiency was that led to the 11th-hour cancellation. And it’s anybody’s speculation how the delay in timing will play out with Steve Plofker’s demolition permit already filed. But the Barista wouldn’t be surprised if the bulldozer beat the council.