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Letter: Councilmembers Endorse Republican Slate

Sitting Republican councilmembers Stacey Jordan and Chris Chiacchio throw their support behind GOP candidates Phil Garwood, Victoria Napolitano and Pete Palko.

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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HomeStew November 04, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Duck and cover! you mean past Republican councils have borrowed from surplus and created additional debt for us. It's no wonder our rates and taxes keep going up. Republicans rob from Peter to pay Paul and then we all pay. http://articles.philly.com/1999-03-17/news/25510145_1_tax-rate-budget-that-increases-spending-general-fund Avoid raising taxes by transferring money from the utility. That is not leadership. They are not to be trusted. This is why Seth Broder took out Howard Miller. He was dishonest
HomeBrew November 04, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Rob Scott: You know better than anyone that there was, in fact, a municipal tax levy increase in the 2012 budget passed by Council. Perhaps you could correct the record with an "Editor's Note" attached to this letter.
Jane November 05, 2012 at 12:38 AM
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/features/f1 After reading this article I was stunned to learn that Moorestown is hiring a construction firm which has such a terrible record. My late husband would be rather upset with how business is being done in Moorestown. I think there should be an investigation. Seems criminal to give such a large project to people who muddle through and don't get the work done and the general public have to pay exorbitant and excessive tax dollars and still the public project is not complete, is over budgeted and still late. Come on. I am very angry and will not vote for the jerks who approved this nonsense.
Kitchen Table November 05, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Mr homestew.. You're wrong! Seth Broder never had a chance to win a seat on council. Don't forget there was a "independent" that ran that year. With that scenario the independent picked up about 20% of the vote, and Howard Miller only lost by 12 votes or so. Again get your facts straight.
Dienstag November 05, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Lucky for you, nobody who approved that is running this year....

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