On the night of June 2 after more than 6 hours of discussion and deliberation, and with some very animated input from Jerome Sharfman, the West Orange Township Council came to a unanimous agreement on a tree ordinance. Perhaps it is not a perfect ordinance, but it is a good ordinance, and good is good enough at this point.
The final step in making it come to fruition will take place on June 24 at the Council meeting when the Council members will hear from the community at large as to comments on the ordinance.
It is important that everyone in this town come to that meeting on June 24 and support the ordinance as it is written. With a good show of support, the ordinance should be accepted and adopted that night, ending the jeopardy entailed in there being no ordinance at all in place. We are hopeful that this 11 month struggle to get a protective tree ordinance in place will be over with a most positive outcome!