Monday, March 10, 2008
Edgewater Park Municipal Tax Increase 1999-2007 66.3%
This Chart Shows Why Your Tax Bill Is Out of Control and The lousy Job Done By Township Committee Since 2000.
Send a message now; We're mad as hell and we are not going to take it anymore. Get control of the township budget or be retired in November.
The 2008 budget is under consideration now behind closed doors. Help to convince the Township Committee, to bring the budget discussion into the open, for all residents to see and hear. Who knows the Committee may get some good ideas from the public.
This Township Committee and the Administrator, historically have not discussed any budgets in public. They do not want the public to know how the budgets are arrived at. If you doubt me, just ask anyone who has tried to ask the committee budget questions during past budget hearings. Committee seems to except the numbers given to them by the Administrator for their approval without question. You never hear any members of the committee, asking questions about the increases of each departments requested budgets. All you hear from them are excuses as to why they (Committee) can't do anything, but committee will blame everyone else, the Feds, the State, the Pension, employee contracts, the Storm, and of course the last Committee (2003) who cut your local taxes.
In tomorrow's blog post, I will show you one reason why your taxes are increasing so much. Stay tuned.
The Edgewater Park Reporter