Dear Mr. Richard Coughlin,
Mr. Chester M. Keller,
Mr. David Schafer.
My grand father, Vincent Gage, came to the United States from Italy when
he was 17 years old. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and served during the Mexican rebellion. After being wounded, he joined
the Department of the Ministry of Defense in Washington, D.C. completing a total of 43 years of loyal service and honorable
discharge. My father, Angelo Gage, was an Air Force Major in Intelligence serving over 3 years active duty and 30 years in
the military reserve from the time of the Korean Conflict and honorable discharge. And now my son, U.S. Marine Corps Cpl.
Angelo Gage, has completed two tours of active duty in Iraq. He was deployed twice overseas in the support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He is a two time war Veteran. Three generations of my family have put their lives
on the line to serve and protect our beloved U.S.A.
But now my family is facing a different kind of "war" and we are asking
for your help. Approximately eight years ago, my wife and I purchased a small home on four acres of land on Hillcrest Blvd.
in Warren Township, N.J. with the intent of sharing the property among our three children. A road was to be built through
our property to the main road, but only a stub road has ever been completed. Though this stub road has never been approved,
three homes have been constructed on lots on either side of the stub road with little regard to drainage and the environment.
Whenever it rains water runs off this road and onto our property as well as other adjoining properties.
Prior to the construction of these aforementioned homes when this stub
road was originally to be extended through our property to the main road, my wife and I had filed an application with the
town to build two houses in the back of our property adjacent to the stub road. After years of negotiating at our expense,
the town has informed us that our application to build has been Dismissed, and we would need to refile. We are frustrated
and baffled by these seeming irregularities and conflicts of interest and are unsure as to the best way to proceed. We would
therefore be most appreciative of any help you can provide that will enable us to bring this matter to a positive conclusion.
(I tried to fight, but the corruption is too great. It is not my job to
fight corruption, however it is my duty as an American citizen to report such illegal activities to a higher authority).
I can be contacted at this e-mail address ThomasGage63@aol.com or at 908- 412-0610 (home) or 908-419-0937 (cell)
My home address is:
51 Hillcrest Blvd Warren NJ 07059.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
July 5, 2007
REGARDING THE SLEEPY HOLLOW DEVELOPMENT
Dear residents of Hillcrest Blvd., Isabella Way, and Giddes
Those of you who believed the Sleepy Hollow Development was
a done deal from the beginning may indeed be right. There has been a host of discrepancies involving the town regarding what
was approved and what is actually being done....... and the bad news just keeps on accumulating.
We didn't get the approved road that would alleviate traffic
on Hillcrest Blvd. Instead, the plan the town has submitted to the Park Commission proposes just the original driveway going
to the park that would be gated to control access and locked when the park is closed. This "plan", however, was NOT
the one approved by the Planning Board. Any construction, therefore, is unlawful and should be stopped immediately. As I am
sure you have noticed, Sleepy Hollow Development has already started road construction from Hillcrest Blvd., but without compliance
with all the federal, state, county and township statues effecting development.
I have asked the Town Administrator, Mr. Mark Krane, to halt
construction of Sleepy Hollow. I have also contacted members of our federal, state, county and local governments to stop the
project and force compliance with all the necessary rules and regulations, but have not yet received a response.
The only way to stop corruption is to speak out -- silence
only fuels it. It is therefore imperative for us to get together and force the town to comply with all the rules and regulations
regarding this project and thereby preserve whatever is decent and right in government. Having a road to and from Sleepy Hollow
that is in addition to Hillcrest Blvd. is essential for our safety. Once the twenty homes are built and occupied, and you
are constantly late for work and/or appointments because of the difficulty gaining access to Mt. Bethel Road, it may be too
late to complain. Gaining access to Mt. Bethel Road from Hillcrest Blvd. is already a problem. Having additional people from
Sleepy Hollow also trying to gain access onto Mt. Bethel Road, especially during rush hours, will only compound the problem
and increase the danger. Residential Site Improvement Standards specify that traffic on rural roads with cul de-sacs should
be limited to an average daily count (ADT) of 250 or less. This project, however, as it presently is would have an ADT of
approximately 1000 flowing all onto Hillcrest Blvd.! Sleepy Hollow needs to go back to the Planning Board with a new plan
that will resolve these traffic issues .
I have a 3" folder of documentation, pictures and a two hour
video in support of this case that is available for your review.
There will be a meeting at the municipal complex on Thursday,
July 19, 2007. at 7:00 PM Let's get together before that time to share our thoughts and devise a plan that will benefit us
I may be reached at
51 Hillcrest Blvd.