Honeywell Vote Has Resident Considering Lawsuit
Township Committee voted 4-1 in favor of rezoning company's global headquarters earlier this month.
A Morris Township resident opposed to the recent committee vote that would allow Honeywell to develop its 147-acre campus said he is considering filing a lawsuit against the township to reverse their approval, according to an NJ.com article.
Robert Burke, who has expressed his disapproval of the proposed project throughout its lengthy process, cited among concerns that Peter Manahan, chairman of a new township ethics committee that has investigated complaints against the now-approved rezoning, owns stock in Honeywell and therefore cannot be tasked with overseeing an ethics committee against them, according to the article.
Township Committee members voted 4-1 on Oct. 1 to approve the rezoning which would let Honeywell bring in 235 townhouses and expanded office and lab space on its property. Jeff Grayzel, the lone Democrat on the otherwise Republican-dominated committee, voted against the rezoning.
The process to redevelop the Fortune-100 company's global headquarters has been going on for more than two years, but it wasn't until June the township planning board unanimously approved the master plan amendment, and when the Township Committee introduced the approved ordinance that conforms with the master plan.
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