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Hamilton Twp Legal Action-Christopher Estates Project

Save Hamilton Open Space’s (SHOS) filed suit against Hamilton Township (Mercer County) for approving the Christopher Estates residential development that failed to meet basic stormwater requirements, like having a functioning stormwater basin. DRN joined the suit as an amicus curiae.   DRN helped argue against the Township’ s motion to dismiss the action and was instrumental in brokering a settlement among the parties. The case has settled with Hamilton Township promising to implement a compliant stormwater management system, fund a $75,000 supplemental environmental project for the betterment of the Township, and pay plaintiff’s attorney’s fees.
 
Along with SHOS, DRN is reviewing the proposed stormwater management plan and working with the Township to development an appropriate supplemental environmental project that will improve water quality and minimize flooding in the Township