State ignores Byram's deadline for 206 plans

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:50

    BYRAM-The deadline came and went and Byram did not get a response. It's been 30 days since the Byram Township Council put the state Department of Transportation on notice that the town wanted to go back to the drawing board regarding the expansion plans for Route 206. Now that state missed the Byram imposed deadline, the municipality is now looking to enlist the help of state Senator Robert Littell. At last week's council meeting, Town Manager Greg Poff informed the members of the governing body he had requested the intervention of the state senator. "I sent Senator Littell an e-mail attaching our letter to the commissioner and our resolution," said Poff. "He is familiar with the situation and I asked for his assistance." According to a member of Littell's staff, the senator, as well as most state legislators has been fully involved in state budget negotiations and has not had time to address other matters. However, the representative said a response would be coming shortly. In other council matters, Mayor Skip Danielson, Town Clerk Doris Flynn and councilman James Oscovitch were sworn in for new terms of office.