An eight-person committee will decide what to do with 260 acres of land, part of which once was an illegal soil-mining operation, in the Scullville section of Egg Harbor Township.
In recent months, township officials have discussed the possibility of turning the parcel adjacent to the existing Egg Harbor Township Arboretum into a park.
“I can see this park as a place where people will come and enjoy its beauty for many years,” Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough said.
McCullough appointed two Township Committee members — Joe Cafero and Laura Pfrommer — to serve alongside Township Solicitor Marc Friedman and four residents who live near the site. They are local attorney Stephen Nehmad, Bill Crane, David Druding and Randall Scheule.
Committeeman John Carman was a last-minute addition Wednesday after he requested to be part of the committee.
Township Administrator Peter Miller said Carman’s presence, which would constitute a quorum, will mean the Scullville Park committee’s meetings must be publicized and minutes must be generated. Miller will also attend the meetings.
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