Friday, October 26, 2007

Bette Jane Kowalski

In an excerpt from the Star Ledger on October 25, 2007, our Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Chairwoman, Bette Jane Kowalski, had the following to say:

"More recently, freeholder chairwoman Betty Jane Kowalski said the county is also against construction of the tower.

"The county is interested in this issue because the cell tower would be right next to Lenape Park, which is part of the county parks system and the freeholders have a responsibility to protect the safety of our residents and our parks," she said.

"Our park system is eligible for historical landmark status and the letter from the state Historical Preservation Office says this will have an adverse impact on the Rahway River Park Historic district," she said.

Kowalski said Lenape Park is extensively used by residents not only of Cranford, but also from Westfield, Mountainside and Kenilworth.

"I am sympathetic to the needs of the Cranford Swimming Club to generate fund to make improvements, but it can't be at the expense of the parks and the local residents," Kowalski said."

I applaud her comments and hope to have her full support should this fight continue on.

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