NJ company still going in spite of orders to shut down

| Friday, August 26, 2005

A shipping company that was ordered to shut down by a New Jersey town earlier this month is defying those orders, according to media reports.

The East Brunswick Sentinel reported that Nieroda Transport Inc, which was ordered to shut down by the Township Council of East Brunswick, NJ, on Aug. 8, has not shut down.

The council ordered the business – which is a shipper of electronics – to shut down following complaints from residents over the noise generated by the trucks coming in and out of the area. The residents also argued that the business was not permitted in the area under town zoning laws.

During the most recent council meeting on Monday, Aug. 22, business administrator James White said the owner of the property was “unresponsive” to the orders to shut down. A summons has been issued and legal action will be taken.

John Nieroda, owner of the business, told the Sentinel recently that his company is a specialized business that only uses a limited number of trucks per day. Neiroda said the trucks usually don’t idle while they are parked. However, the police did recently give the company a citation for idling violations.

Nieroda also said the town was fully aware of what his business was when it first went into the building, and he obtained permits and a certificate of occupancy for the building from the town.

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