Hoboken City Council Meeting 5/1/2013
Hoboken City Council Meeting of May 1, 2013
City wants to allow noisy construction on SATURDAYS!
Most agenda items are business as usual – except one particular item of note: The Zimmer administration brought forward a resolution to allow Pearson Education to perform nearly full-time construction for their property along the waterfront (in between the J.Wiley Building and the W Hotel). This resolution was originally intended to be heard tonight – but instead was moved to the May 15th Council Meeting. My guess why? They need to do more research to find some legal loopholes or precedents so their “case” is stronger.
Regardless, Pearson is crying because they’re “behind schedule” on the project, and that it’s in danger of violating their lease agreement with SJP. So because of their own mismanagement of this project, they’re looking for a “construction time” bailout from the city, and request to build full-time on Saturdays as well.
Why the administration would even entertain this is beyond belief. The stated code already prohibits this – and no resolution was necessary – unless, of course, the city has already agreed behind the scenes that they want to allow it. This would be a hindrance to the quality of life for residents in the area.
If Pearson cannot meet their contractual end of the agreement, knowing full well what the construction laws are in Hoboken, then too bad. Find another city to relocate to. Then SJP can find another tenant. It shouldn’t be on the shoulders of the community to endure the annoyances of six-day a week construction noise.
If this eventually gets passed, then it sets a precedent to allow for Saturday construction CITY WIDE. Let’s hope they just withdraw their request entirely!