Thursday, July 10, 2008
Edgewater Park Committee Embarrassed
I hope you all were able to read the story in the BCT today 7/10/08 by Lauri Sheibley; Beverly maintains tax rate.
The state cut Beverly's aid by $90,535.00 dollars. Beverly's budget for this year is $3,038,054.82. Edgewater Park's state aid was cut $192,584.00, and since the township committee has not divulged its 2008 budget as of this date, I cannot compare the 2008 budgets of both towns to see if the % of state aid cuts are the same for both towns.
Maybe we should merge with Beverly since their elected officials and professionals have done a much better job with their budget this year.
How is it that Beverly can maintain its services to the residents and not raise taxes, when Beverly City is subject to the same cost increases as Edgewater Park.
I say we send our Township Committee and the Administrator to Beverly and take lessons on how to manage a budget when times are tough financially.
When Tom Pullion comes knocking on your door or calls you asking for your vote to reelect him to Township Committee, ask him why he has done such a lousy job with overseeing the township's finances. Ask him to explain why he has voted to raise taxes by so much.
I am picking on Tom because, he is the Township Committeeman in charge of finances and he is running for re-election this year.
Somebody on Township Committee has to take action and get control of the Administrator and spending, or we will all have to move because we can't afford to pay the taxes to live here. As a senior, my income is fixed and I do not get the % increases in my Social Security or my pension, that can keep up with the large tax increases we have seen in this town during the past five years.
Please read the BCT article, I have provided a link if you recycled your paper today or don't read the BCT.
The Edgewater Park Reporter