To the editor:
When we were both campaigning in 2010, we ran on a promise of keeping taxes as low as possible, maintaining the quality of our town’s services and moving forward with solving the town hall debacle.
Since then, we have worked diligently to ensure these promises would become a reality. Along with our council colleagues, we have worked toward a fiscally responsible budget, and this year, council was able to put forward a budget that had a zero increase in the municipal tax levy. We have worked to move forward with improvements to our town’s many athletic facilities and theChurch Street Recreation Center, while at the same time defending the integrity and purpose of our town’s Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. And in a little more than a month, our town will finally be breaking ground on a new town hall and municipal complex that came back with a low bid $2 million below the original cost estimate.
We have seen positive progress, but there is still much to do. On Tuesday, voters will be deciding who they will send to serve with both of us on Moorestown Town Council. We urge all Moorestonians to use their votes to elect Phil Garwood, Victoria Napolitano and Pete Palko to serve as our town’s next councilmembers.
Phil, Victoria and Pete bring a depth of experience and an array of talents to the table, and each of them has a unique skill set that they can use as members of town council. Most importantly, they are unified in their goals for what issues the next town council should focus on. We are confident they will work well with us in continuing on a path of fiscal responsibility, work to keep taxes as low as possible, preserve open space while seeking ways to expand our town’s open space program, revitalize our business districts and work to make sure all of our town’s citizens are heard and represented by the councilmembers that serve them.
Please join us in voting for a fiscally responsible future for Moorestown on Tuesday, Nov. 6. We are both proudly supporting and voting for the Garwood, Napolitano and Palko team, and we are excited to roll up our sleeves and get back to work on tackling the tough issues facing our town with the three of them by our side.
Stacey Jordan and Chris Chiacchio
Members of Moorestown Town Council
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