Monday, September 21, 2009

Good By (Sob) Beverly Councilman Scott Hitchner and Edgewater Park, pucker up for the BIG TAX BANANA

Scott Hitchner has withdrawn as a candidate for City Council in Novembers General Election and also resigned his seat on city council as of 6:30 p.m. on September 16th(Link to BCT article).
After reading the story, I was brought to tears by all the reasons poor Scott gave for resigning. Hell I thought he was Five Finger Louie speaking instead of Scott but no such luck taxpayers.

I just want to point out, Scott has never been the subject of any comments or articles on this blog. I guess he just felt so bad about how Five Finger Louie's plans have been exposed, that he just felt he could no longer continue his public service. Could it be he doesn't want to be around when Five Finger Louie's story hits the proverbial fan? Who knows and who cares. Carpetbagger is what he is, or should I say he was.

Beverly Banana Slug Five Finger Louie

JB, I also have received your comments and because you didn't provide any facts to refute what was published as you claimed you would, I no longer feel like posting your whinny comments that never speak to the facts in the articles. Oh by the way, my site counter says that I get on average 400 hits for every comment. Are you claiming that 200 of those hits are you? I don't think so. I know also that certain investigative agencies as well as certain public officials check this blog every day and we thank you loyal readers. We aim to keep you informed as to the shenanigans being perpetrated on us taxpayers.

We Are The World Planning Board

Edgewater Park, the planning board gave both preliminary and final approval to the high density project on the old Kings property. The granting of preliminary as well as final approval is almost never done by other towns, only in Edgewater Park. Bad bad bad! Oh well just goes along with deals like the Coat Factory Tax abatement deal. Both of the Democratic Candidates for township committee in the November General Election are on the planning board. This action should give you an indication that they will continue the same record as the existing township members. How can you say, raise my taxes again, we love it. Keep giving away the house to your contributors, at the expense of us who are taxpayers. Oink! oink!

We also want to point out that Mayor Donna Mount (Atzert), Sewer Authority Chairman Dave Levay, Committeeman Kevin Johnson as well as Committeeman Kevin Johnson's wife Marian Johnson Chairwoman of the Planning Board as well as Aimee Belgard and John McElwee who are the two Democratic Committee Candidates in November are responsible for this vote. Nice cozy group isn't it. Well pucker up and get ready for the big tax banana coming your way Edgewater Park. Oh did I mention that you should expect to pay for the sewer lines to be installed on Rt 130, not the developer. No? Well to bad, because Administrator Linda Dougherty and Sewer Authority Chairman Dave Levay want it done with the sewer taxpayers money and know one on township committee have the balls to stop them.

The Edgewater Park Reporter

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Edgewater Park Sewerage Authority Problems

Well JB, You disappointed me! Your last comment shows us all you are a fraud and a apologist for the big piggies who will, if they are allowed to continue in office, destroy our once nice towns.
You had no proof and so you resorted to your usual whiny attempts at masking over the true facts printed in the blog.
Can you hear me now Car 54!
You are a fraud and/or blind! Edgewater Park Reporter 9/18/09, 9 pm

The Edgewater Park Sewer Authority was the subject of conversation during the July meeting of the Willingboro MUA. Evidently the Edgewater Park Sewer Authority has not paid the Willingboro MUA for services rendered.

"The Treasurer said that he had a conversation with the Executive Director of the Edgewater Park Sewerage Authority about the unpaid bill that was due in June.

He continued that their Executive Director provided answers that didn’t make sense to him and seemed just to be excuses, the conversation ended abruptly.

The Executive Director said that he too expressed concern to the Edgewater Park Sewerage Authority’s Executive Director, Mr. Conard, and met with him last week. He said that one of the reasons given by Mr. Conard was that they did not receive the meter readings from New Jersey American Water co. until a few days ago.

Mr. Bateman said that he suggested to Mr. Conard that we prepare the quarterly billing and forward it to them for payment.

Mr. Conard was agreeable to that and Mr. Bateman explained that the Treasurer had prepared an Excel Spreadsheet for the Edgewater Park Sewerage Authority many years ago that only required them to enter commercial water meter readings. This amounted to about 90 meter readings out of a total of nearly 4,000 accounts.

He said our Billing Clerk would use this spreadsheet to prepare our invoice to

Edgewater Park Sewerage Authority and that we would get the meter readings from New Jersey American Water Co.

He also said that Mr. Conard would now prepare the payment to us for their quarter ending May 2009 so that we could expect a check in August." 21 July 2009


Something is wrong with the management of the Edgewater Park Sewerage Authority if they did not pay the quarterly bill to the Willingboro MUA for the services they provide or realize that they owed this money. The statement by the Willingboro MUA Treasure's comment that, " their (EPSA) Executive Director provided answers that didn’t make sense to him and seemed just to be excuses", the conversation ended abruptly.

The Willingboro MUA provides the Waste treatment services as well as other maintenance services for the Edgewater Park Sewerage Authority and is the largest payable liability that the EPSA has. It is something that you would think would have been noticed by the EPSA Board Chairman and Board Members as well as the Executive Director.

This may just be the tip of the iceberg of problems occurring with the EPSA. Just remember and look at your sewer bill that you just received last month and compare it to your August 2008 bill. Did you notice the increase? Well be prepared for more increases.

The EPSA is also looking to expand sewer lines to the pending commercial development on Rt 130 at the Sewer Tax Payers expense. The Township Committee has replaced all of the Sewer Board Members who opposed doing this expansion at the Rate Payer's expense. The current are all onboard with the expansion and the cost for this being picked up by the ESPA. In most towns, it is the developer who pays for this, not the taxpayers.

This is just another example of the Township Committee and the Current ESPA members pushing for taxpayer funded projects that benefit developers, engineers and attorneys, who finance their campaigns through nefarious methods.

Just one question. Where is the press on this. Is there any reporter worth their salt at the local papers who still do investigative reporting? No I don't think so, instead they write their stories from press releases or information given to them by public officials and never check out the facts before they write about it.

The Edgewater Park Reporter

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Beverly City Police Committee Vote to Suspend Sgt. Pearce

The City Council was told last night that the City Council Police Committee voted to suspend Sgt. Pearce with pay. The suspension was the result of an investigation of Sgt. Pearce's conduct on the job carrying out arrest of people breaking the law.

This action was not voted on by the full City Council. Why? This Reporter was told that this action now clears the way for LC to place his candidate in the Chief's spot after he does away with the Public Safety Director's position.

This action is just another black mark against the revival of Beverly. All you need to do to see this fact is look at the BCT story (link) today about the increase in crime in Burlington County to see that Beverly is going to miss Sgt. Pearce and his dedication to seeing that the Drug Dealers and Gang Members that are taking over the City are shown the door to the city and not given the keys to the city as certain Council Leaders would like.

Now Beverly taxpayers, look for another lawsuit and the loss of a police officer who cared.
Tony best, of luck and your dedication will be missed and you have the support of citizens who care.

Some more good news Beverly, your City Council voted to except more money for Apartment Rehabs. Just what the City needs. Forty percent of the housing stock is rentals. This fact alone explains why the City has the problems it does.

The Reporter cares because, as Beverly City goes, so goes Edgewater Park. Just take a long hard look around town Edgewater Park residents!

The Edgewater Park Reporter

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Burlington County 8th District Democrat Assembly Candidates Confering with Florio

Do you know who these people are in the picture?

Why are they smiling?

Because they know that it doesn't matter how much they increase your taxes and except campaign donations from special interest groups, they assume you will still vote for them.

Check this Corzine TV AD link and enjoy the hypocrisy.

Gee, looks like the future is now.

Just remember the history and the broken promises made by this group of elected officials, to change the way government serves the people.

It is the same promises made by all five members of the Edgewater Park Township Committee.

You just got your new 2009 property tax bill and your new sewer bill. Did yours go down or stay the same? No! Well keep voting the same way each election and you will not be disappointed by the results, your taxes will never go down or stay the same. They will continue to increase at a rate greater then the rate of inflation.

One last thing Edgewater Park, the Planning Board will give final approval to a developer to build a Town Home/Condo complex on the old Drive Inn/Kings property.

The township committee claims that the project will be age restricted with some units classified as affordable housing.

Just remember this fact! The current elected state legislators and governor, are proposing that if a developer cannot market his development to enough seniors, the developer can appeal to a judge asking them to repeal the senior requirement for the development.

If you think this senior requirement will protect us from more school children and higher taxes you are sadly mistaken.

Just remember the NJ state history of affordable housing planning and the reason Edgewater Park has so many apartments and condos. It is because the former township planning boards believed the NJ state legislators back in the 1960's and 70's when they (legislators) told local elected officials that the town would never have to maintain the streets, drainage ponds or pay for street lighting and trash pick-up if they approved zoning allowing the building of these multifamily units. This was a way of encouraging the building of affordable housing in the state at that time.

Lets see, Edgewater Park changed its zoning and allowed builders to build 1/3 of the township residential housing as apartments, 1/3 of the township housing to be built as condos and the remaining township residential housing to be built as single family homes.

And what was our reward for doing this? No credit for any of the multifamily homes built before the 1980's and a requirement to build more affordable housing units.

Do you really trust your elected officials when they tell you that this new project will only have seniors. If you want to see how this requirement works just ride around Silver Park and see the units that have families living in them that are under 55 years of age.

The Edgewater Park Reporter