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Ask Mayor Fife Question At Wed. Nov. 30th HRA Meeting at 1 pm

Nov 29, 2022
Charles F. Guyon Building Harrison NJ

A Harrison Redevelopment Agency (HRA) meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 1 p.m. There is no Agenda published as of Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at Noon time.(Update: the Agenda for the meeting was published in the afternoon and is available here.  The meeting will be held via Zoom video conferencing software. To attend the meeting log in before 1 p.m. using this Zoom link.  You can load the Zoom application on your phone and if you click the link, it will automatically use your Zoom App to access the meeting.

To join via a telephone, you can dial 1 646 876 9923 (you might not need the leading 1) and enter when prompted the Wedinar ID: 876 4195 6136 and Passcode 085501.  To raise your hand to speak press *9

The Harrison Redevelopment Agency was founded in 1999 to spearhead the redevelopment of former Industrial and Light Manufacturing properties in the Town of Harrison NJ into a residential community with mixed use properties and apartment buildings centered around the Harrison Path Station.

Although the Redevelopment Zone has transformed from its prior Industrial and Light Manufacturing past, the original plan which included Green Spaces and infrastructure improvements were not done and/or removed from the plan entirely by fourteen amendments to the Redevelopment Plan.  For more information on the Redevelopment Promises that were not fulfilled read Harrison Missing 4 of 5 Redevelopment Promises.

The Harrison Redevelopment Agency's Redevelopment plan is almost complete but an important part of the plan is threatened by the HRA's lack of movement to eminent domain the former PSE&G Gas Works Plant for a Park and multi-level community center. James Fife who is both the Mayor of Harrison and Chairman of the Harrison Redevelopment Agency appears to be in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plan to use the PSE&G Gas Works Plant as a de-watering and concrete plant that would accept the worse of the Agent Orange sludge which contains dioxins to be removed from the bottom of the Passaic River and placed in what is now a residential neighborhood and then transported once dried out and encased in concrete to an authorized Agent Orange dumping facility.  Agent Orange is highly toxic, cancer causing and causes birth defects among other diseases.

Take your lunch time at 1 p.m. and ask James Fife or other Commissioner a question you might have related to Harrison and the Harrison Redevelopment Agency.

What are you thoughts on Harrison's Redevelopment and lack of Green Spaces?  What would you like the Harrison Redevelopment Agency to do first to improve SOHA (Southern Harrison) area of Harrison? Let Us Know Your Thoughts on our Community Discussion Board.  If you have not signed up yet to participate you can Sign Up now.