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Billboard Complete at Ryan Road and Route 79

The application originally came before the board in 2011, and was denied in March in a 4 to 1 vote.

A billboard previously denied by the Marlboro Planning Board is now standing at Route 79 and Ryan Road, after a successful lawsuit by the applicant.

The billboard stands on the property of astorage facility owned by Jason Beuge of Farmingdale and his brother.

Planning Board Vice Chairman Gerald Bergh and other board members raised concerns of traffic safety at Ryan Rd., which is proposed to be widened to accommodate turning traffic.

However, Bergh reminded members at the March meeting that the Planning Board cannot deny based on traffic conditions if an application that has met township conditions. A denial due to traffic safety or environmental concerns lies within the jurisdiction of the NJ Department of Transportation and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.

The application originally came before the board in 2011, and was denied in March in a 4 to 1 vote.

A representative of Jersey Outdoor Media said the board has no grounds to deny an application based on traffic concerns, especially when safety studies have not been conducted in the area.

"To deny this application based on a subjective opinion...will result in the township incurring legal fees," he said at the March meeting when the application was denied. 

LGA February 19, 2013 at 02:49 PM
What's with all the billboards going up in Marlboro? There's 2 new ones on Route 9 too. One by CVS and another by the Grasso building? And the one by Costco a few years ago? Speaking of traffic, some should look at the clusterF@#$ that Rt 9 and Texas Rd has become with the all development at that intersection. Lord knows whats going to happen when Whole Foods open at Rt 520, that one's pretty bad too
cynicinmarlboro February 19, 2013 at 03:39 PM
It's all about the money, nothing more. Businesses pay taxes, yet I doubt we will see a reduction in our rates any time soon. The council continually tells us all these businesses will help the tax base, but in reality they just add to what we all still pay. There is no thought to the traffic concerns. The council also touts job creation, but most of these jobs are part-time at a rate no one can really afford to live on in town, let alone the state, unless you are a child being supported by your parents and these jobs are for pocket money.
Marlboro taxpayer February 19, 2013 at 04:48 PM
What a eyesore that billboard is. It's a shame a our nice town is doing this!!
marlboronj February 19, 2013 at 05:28 PM
route 9 and Texas road is old bridge they are responsible for the traffic over there.
Alexandra February 19, 2013 at 05:48 PM
The billboard is an eyesore to our residential community. Shame on the town for letting this take place. Anyone who advertising on it, I will not be a customer of!
Lisa February 19, 2013 at 06:05 PM
This billboard is a disgrace to what used to be a nice suburban town. It is becoming an urban area now and it is time to leave.
LGA February 19, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Actually I think the border runs through there or very nearby from what I remember from my days on Morganville FAS. I believe the old Exxon and IDA automotive is marlboro. That being said, since its RT 9, its really the State's problem. But Marlboro deserves some blame for allowing Costo and CVS to impact the intersection.
Marlboro Mann February 19, 2013 at 08:19 PM
Everyone by Route 79 should stop complaining. Thanks to both the Democrats and Republicans, residents who live along Route 9 now have 5 billboards with 2 on the way, an ugly cell tower, fortune tellers, a short stay rate motel, a commuter lot which is now a bus depot, and non stop noise and congestion. The hell with ratables, the Township is becoming a cesspool.
Marlboro Resident February 19, 2013 at 09:32 PM
i agree and also will not patronize any business that advertises on this unsightly billboard.
tom thornton February 23, 2013 at 03:11 PM
To LGA It was under Clownberg that Cstco and CVS were approved
tom thornton February 23, 2013 at 03:14 PM
It was turned down by the town and the town was sued. The town lost. Now you are blaming the town for trying to stand up for what's right? Go blame the judge.
tom thornton February 23, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Then I suggest you find another place to live.
Marlboro Mann February 24, 2013 at 04:51 AM
Better yet Tom, Why don't we work together to prevent the Township from becoming a cesspool? I've invested 30 years here; I don't have to be the one to move which seems to be the patented answer found in this forum. The unwritten rule in this town is that crap such as billboards, cell towers, low income housing etc is not to be built near elected officials or near the mcmansions. No doubt Tom you live in one of these prized sectors. Don't worry, Larocca and his council of Republicrats have ensured that this is the last billboard on Route 79; future eyesores will continue to be placed along route 9.
Marlboro Mann February 24, 2013 at 04:54 AM
That's one thing we can agree on. Never in the history of this town has one man done so much damage to so many in such a short time in office.
Stuart Mandel February 24, 2013 at 07:37 PM
If it is true that Kleinberg approved Costco and CVS, then why did Mayor Hornik take credit for it when he ran for his second term? Please clarify as I voted for Mayor Hornik, one reason being because I though he was the one to credit for increased business coming into Marlboro such as these 2 mentioned. Thanks.
ITZcoolGUY February 24, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Regardless of the traffic, it is an eyesore. Take it down.
Marlboro Mann February 24, 2013 at 10:57 PM
The billboard is here to stay. You can thank the Republicrats in office for this one as well as the seven on Route 9. Town officials will sell their souls for a buck.
john alba February 25, 2013 at 11:02 AM
In both of your posts you refer to republicans in office, there are none in office at this time, Hornik and his partner LAROCKET have been in office for six years now.
Marlboro Mann February 25, 2013 at 11:41 AM
John Read it carefully. I did not say republicans but rather Republicrats who are our party jumpers who will consistently change their party affiliation in order to cling to the power they hold. If Hornik ever committed a wrongdoing, they would jump back to the republicans in a heartbeat. Not a healthy situation for this town
K. Fishbein February 25, 2013 at 12:01 PM
I wonder how many of the new approved billboards will have the upcoming democrat candidate pictures all over them like they did in the last election. If you notice, many of these new billboards are much larger than the previously existing ones. Looks like hornit and larocka invested in the upcoming campaign with expeditious approvals. It will also be interesting to see if mazzola uses an updated picture instead of the one from high school.


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