Monday, July 7, 2008
Edgewater Park Tax Greetings
NEWS FLASH July 9, 2008; I have noticed that several people have commented on the State Web Site Posted State Aid Reports. I am attaching the links to the 2008 and 2007 State Aid Reports for Edgewater Park- Edgewater Park Reporter.
Well, I am back from a needed R&R. I am sorry about the pause in Blog Postings but I was able to read the Blog comments and found them very interesting.
The first thing I did when I got back was to go to the Post Office to get my mail and my July Copy of the Beverly Bee, and what did I find but an envelope with greetings from Edgewater Park Township. It was the "ESTIMATED TAX NOTICE 2008 3RD QTR TAX DUE:".
I almost choked when I saw the amount. It is more than 8.5% higher then my 2007 taxes.
I checked with my sources to see if the 2008 Township Budget was introduced, and found out that, no it has not.
I looked more carefully at the TAX NOTICE, and found it contains what I think is conflicting information.
First, at the top of the notice it states; "Estimate
d Tax Bills are considered the same as Regular Tax Bills in regard to all provisions affecting Tax Bills, including interest and the use of the Bill for calculating Escrow Requirements by Mortgage Services." On the bottom of the notice are 4 coupons with information printed on Coupon 3 only, that list an amount due August 1, 2008, but then states at the bottom of Coupon 3, in big red letters; "THIS IS NOT A BILL - FOR ADVICE ONLY".
I then read the July Edgewater Park Propaganda Section of the Bee.
I see that our Mayor is working hard with her July article, to try and justify the irresponsible spending of money on her new office, the new furniture, new carpeting, new painting and best of all, a new file room for legal documents. She also states that, "there are no funds in the budget for any new furnishings" and that "Your current township committee is determined to represent you by governing responsibly". Gee has anyone seen a 2008 township budget yet???? Beverly published theirs.
I will have to check on how much legal billing we taxpayers are paying for and and why.
I bet the Township Clerk is still way behind on the publishing of township meeting minutes and she needs a new file room?
Maybe we need the new File Room because the Clerk can't find documents on her own desk and looses them all the time, that she needs to make two copies of everything, one for her to loose and one for the File Room for her back-up.
I want to ask just one question?
How many of you taxpayers that read this Blog, have adjusted your spending this year on non-essential items due to the economic conditions?
I daresay, that unless you are rich enough, you have made adjustments in your families spending this year. Well the the Mayor and township committee have not! They are taking you for granted and think most of us are dumb enough to continue to believe the Mayor's statements.
I will be following up with additional Posts concerning items I have observed since returning to town.
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