Sober Living Home Hearing, Council Meetings Canceled
Local officials have called off this week's planning board meetings because of Hurricane Sandy.
Updated at 12:24 p.m.
Westwood and Washington Township officials announced Monday that their respective council meetings this week were canceled due to the storm.
A hearing for a sober living home on Magnolia Avenue has also been postponed because of Hurricane Sandy, according to a notice from Hillsdale officials.
The application will likely be heard when the Hillsdale Planning Board next meets on November 7 at 7:30 p.m.
The home's owner plans to open a sober living home in a Magnolia Avenue house, but the close proximity to George G. White Middle School has some parents concerned.
If the plan is approved, homeowner Donna Lally would live in the lower one-bedroom portion of the house, while as many as four men recovering from alcohol and/or narcotic addictions would reside in the upper three-bedroom portion.
The men would all have previously completed rehab programs before living in the home, Lally said.
Hillsdale officials said they were surprised to learn about the home, and wanted to have the borough's planning board review the plan because of the proximity to the middle school.