The attorney for the Brick Township Planning Board issued a blistering rejections rejected a claim by the attorney for a proposed marijuana-turned-lettuce farm that it has earned automatic approval of its application, saying the proposed use isn't permitted.
The letter from Harold N. Hensel to Dennis Galvin, the attorney for 385 Adamston LLC, rejects Galvin's claim that the application to construct at 48,000-square-foot building and operate a lettuce farm at 385 Adamston Road, a property in the rural residential zone, is entitled to automatic approval. Galvin made the assertion in a legal notice published in the Asbury Park Press last weekend, claiming "default approval" based on the Planning Board not responding to certain issues within a 45-day time frame.
Hensel's response, in essence, boils down to "nice try."
"As I have previously stated to you in prior correspondence, the Brick Township Planning Board did not, and does not have jurisdiction to hear an application for development that is not a permitted use in the zone," Hensel wrote.