Third Oros Bais Yaakov Hearing Calls for a Fourth

oros new schoolAbout one hundred people last night attended the third hearing for the proposed Oros Bais Yaakov school in Jackson. The hearing however, which lasted over three hours, still left the applicant and his attorneys without the Board’s vote.

Some of the issues discussed at the meeting included a fire suppression system, septic tank, height and design of the building and more.

Another hearing is scheduled for about two months from now. [TLS]



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There are 15 Comments to "Third Oros Bais Yaakov Hearing Calls for a Fourth"

  • sarala says:

    Sounds like the townships strategy is to drag this out as long as possible in the hope that Oros gives up. It may take a lawsuit by Oros to get approval.

  • Y.F. says:

    Can the Scoop give a little more information on this please?

  • Ice castles says:

    I was there. I couldnt beleive how few Jacksonites showed up. I think they realize now that a brand-new, beautiful school in their twsp would be a good thing & bring some youth & much-needed infusion into their town. I think at the next hearing this application will be approved.

  • thank you! says:

    Delay tactics…

  • Nancy says:

    No one in Jackson wants this school. And not just this school, but ANY school to be built in that spot. It is deemed residential for a reason. Jackson puts a lot of effort into planning and this is simply not a good location for ANY school. I will fight just as hard against a catholic school if it was being proposed. Please do not build a new school on that piece of property!

  • LFD Supporter says:

    Find a better place to put the school instead of a residential area with a underdeveloped back road..and it may pass. They look at all the traffic surveys and everything else

  • Anonymous says:

    Nancy :
    Could you please give me a list of all the existing schools in Jackson that were NOT built in residential zones using the same variancecrequested here .

  • anymiss says:

    just my opinion but a nice new school with all of four grades beats what exists there now. if anything it should be a welcome change to the trash that’s on that property.The school is small with quiet respectful girls. Can’t see what the big deal is all about.

  • concerned says:

    #8 anymiss- this school is anything but small it’s almost the size of a football field, as for it being a trashy site drive through Lakewood and there are plenty of homes just as bad. This fight is about any school being built it is a residential area and needs to stay that way. Jackson is a quiet community and open to anyone who wants to live here
    #3 ice castle we have lot’s of wonderful and talented youth here and to say we need an infusion of new youth is an insult to those already here.

  • cat laddy says:

    Jackson taxes are high !!!!!!!!!!!!!are you going to be paying for bus service for your school??????????????

  • Willy Tanner says:

    Jackson is not going to compromise on its zoning laws. This is now about religion, it is about zoning regulations. The town has taken many precautions over the years to limit over development. I don’t see them changing their minds now.

  • Willy Tanner says:

    #9 anymiss,

    I am sure they are wonderful, respectful girls. While I differ from your opinion that it would be better than what is there now, there is far bigger than a single school and its students. It has to do with setting a precedent that anyone can point to for the purpose of validating similar variances.

  • be don says:

    The second meeting stressed the bussing point a million times…..Lakewood township provides bussing for Lakewood kids….so stop worrying that Jackson tax money will be touched raised or used….

  • Understanding Zoning says:

    Zoning laws exist to establish zones and permitted uses therein. This prevents manufacturing plants in residential areas, prisons in local neighborhoods and other uses which do not conform into reasonable places.

    What is being asked for is to place a school on a postage stamp.

    Look around Lakewood, and the buses are already being parked on the streets on Kennedy on shabbos.

    Jacksonites do not accept the things that come with placing schools on postage stamp sized parcels. It would be a different story if the property was used in proportion to its size.

    The applicants attorney has a history of ramming and jamming projects like this down our throats. We have all had enough of this nonsense, and we are firmly saying no to this overcrowding.

    It’s not about the people, it is not about religion, its about the right fit for the location.

    I would not support any school, public, private, Catholic, public day care on that parcel.

    We hope you understand our views on this matter.

  • concerned says:

    It was discovered at this meeting that the applicant also owns adjoining property that he says he did not want but had to buy it to get this property. If the variance is approved Jackson is setting a precedence for every other school that applies be it catholic, jewish or charter it will not be able to stop it. The land next door will be sold and another private school will be built.