Plans in Dispute for Junkyard Building in Bedminster

March 24, 2013 – In The News

At a Bedminster Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Mach 12, officials discussed whether preliminary/final approval should have been given for the development of a Zober Properties building on the family’s junkyard located in a residential area. While the junkyard itself is grandfathered onto the property, some residents are upset about the development of a new building which has increased the size of the property. The new construction took place while the neighbors appealed the dispute in Bucks County Court.

Rob Gundlach Jr., who represents one of the neighbors involved, said the building should not have been constructed before the court case was complete.

“Mr. Zober proceed at his own risk,” Gundlach said. “If he has to take it down, that’s too bad. He jumped the gun.”

Gundlach also said the waivers aren’t warranted.

“There’s no reason he can’t comply with these ordinances,” Gundlach said. “There’s no reason he can’t sit down with the neighbors and work out some of these conditions.”

The township has agreed to put off a final decision until both sides were there to make their case