Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Edgewater Park Mayor Said that Business Abatement Needed for RV Dealership
The Mayor stated during last nights Township meeting that the Abatement Ordinance was needed to allow businesses to freshen-up like the RV place because it is looking tired. That hopefully the Business Abatement Ordinance will encourage existing businesses to expand and attract new businesses to move here.
I don't disagree, she is right. I question why the Mayor and Committee didn't do this long ago. The Mayor and Committee chose not to join with the County to jointly market Edgewater Park or to follow the recommendations made by the County to encourage the commercial development of Edgewater Park's Rt 130 Corridor. Instead the Mayor and Committee pushed for building high density residential housing.
Thank god that deal died. But wait did it die, or is this Abatement Ordinance a way to bring the high density residential project back to life? I don't trust our existing Township Committee and Administrator to do the right thing for the taxpayers of Edgewater Park because of their past shenanigans. For an example just look at the Coat Factory Give-a-way Tax Abatement deal and the misuse of the Open Space Tax for maintenance of existing fields. By the way, did you know that the township is only receiving $115,001.00 dollars from the Coat Factory in-lu-of taxes this year? What a great deal for us taxpayers, and remember this is the same group that now wants to make similar deals with other businesses.
The Beverly Free Library Board will hold a public meeting tomorrow night, 7PM at the Library on Cooper St. Do you think that the Pharmacy will be repainted after the Political Party using the building is finished using it? Or will this become part of the local color for Cooper St. I admit you can't hurt the Cooper St. atmosphere much more than what you have there now. What a great gateway to welcome people to your town.
The Edgewater Park Reporter