Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Edgewater Park Committee Kills 2009 Memorial Day Parade
The April 28, 2009 BCT article, about the Township Committee killing our township's support for the 2009 Memorial Day Parade has sparked anger with many residents. The rumor of the Committee pulling the plug has been making the rounds for the past three months, has now been confirmed with the BCT story, see link;
Our soon-to-be former Mayor/Township Committeewoman Judy Hall, appears in this BCT article, to blame the Edgewater Park Police Dept. for the Township Committee's decision not to support the 2009 Memorial Day Parade.
Why is this decision now being brought to our attention via the BCT? Didn't the Township Committee/Administrator know this months ago? If the E.P. Township Committee/Administrator, had explained the funding problem to the public, then maybe some of the Service/Social Clubs (Elks, American Legion, VFW, Rotary, Beverly A.C., Schools and Residents) would have had the time to solicit funds for the Parade. The handling of this issue is just the latest example of the bad decisions being made by our Edgewater Park Township Committee and Administration. Did you get your new Sewer Bill? Did it increase as we predicted on this Blog?
The Memorial Day Parade has been an important event for Edgewater Park Residents and for the families who's members are buried in the Beverly National Cemetery, that is located in Edgewater Park.
What a shame, and shame on the E.P. Township Committee/Administrator for this bad decision.
The cancellation of this years parade should not be blamed on our Police Dept., but is the responsibility of our Administration and Elected Officials. Just look at how they have spent our taxes these past six years. How many residents have you seen playing Boccie on the new boccie courts? Gee, couldn't the cost of the construction pay for several Memorial Day Parades?
To 'My Good Friend'; this story is a fact!, and is just one of the many facts this Blog has posted for the township resident's education and information.
You seem to have a problem with the truth being published on this Blog about our Elected Officials/Administration and their decisions that effect our taxes and the quality of life issues they are responsible for. The other peoples names you keep bringing up, are not responsible for our taxes or decisions that do effect the residents of our town and the towns that surround us.
We will miss the Memorial Day Parade and the Ceremony held at the National Cemetery every year till now. To our vets, please do not interpret this as a lack of support for your service to our country. It is just a bad decision by our elected officials and administration.
Sadly, The Edgewater Park Reporter