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Wildwood Council Unanimously Approves New Overlay District for Sites with Special Circumstances

Updated: Nov 13, 2020

After being originally postponed on October 28, the Wildwood City Council gave unanimous approval to a new zoning overlay district intended to provide greater oversight for proposed developments on sites with environmental sites considered to have special environmental concerns.

Seen as a measure to address most directly the Bliss-Ellisville superfund sites, which are sites that had been contaminated by notorious waste hauler Russel Bliss decades ago, the proposal was postponed to allow more public input, which did occur on October 13th.

After addressing public concerns with amendments to the ordinance language the council voted to approve the overlay district at its last meeting.

A provision to mandate the warning of potential buyers of a sites passed was separated from the bill and will be dealt with in a separate ordinance.