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.