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Democrats: Kudos to Council, But Leave Trust Fund Alone

The Democratic candidates for Moorestown council give credit to the current council for bonding the Wesley Bishop project, and ask that they fund it without using Open Space dollars.

To the editor:

We are thrilled that the Moorestown council has reversed course, and is now supporting on funding the field improvements at .  In our letter, we advocated paying for this project through the fiscally responsible process of bonding, and not by taking the entire amount from the Open Space Trust Fund. Last night, the by approving, on first reading, the bond ordinance.

The community has come together admirably and found significant sources of alternative funding, including sponsorships, which will significantly reduce the burden on the taxpayers. We applaud this action.

The funding for the debt service of the bond still remains to be determined, and the Newcomer, Sattinger and Hines team does not support the use of the Open Space Trust for this debt service. The fund is needed for open space acquisition, and has already been stressed by costs of routine maintenance and will also be needed for dam repairs. Moorestown council, we ask that you fund this debt service through general funds, and leave our Open Space Trust Fund intact.

Greg Newcomer, Brian Sattinger and Mark Hines
Democratic candidates for Moorestown council

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kristen babcock August 22, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Well said John K.! So nice to hear some sane comments for a change :)
Bette Sanders August 24, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Thanx John! Well said!
Joe Johnson August 25, 2012 at 04:49 PM
So who jumped to defend the Democrats.... John K, a registered Democrat who is on the Moorestown Democrats Committee, District 16 (according to their website).... Kristen Babcock, a vocal Democrat who is one of the few business owners to put Democrat signs out every year... And the Newcomer Sattinger Hines campaign's own treasurer, Bette Sanders (also a member of the Democrat committee, District 11). Yeah, theres an independent voter bloc defending the Democrats right there......
John K August 25, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Joe, I'm not exactly sure what point you're trying to make by your "detective work". Certainly I hope you're not implying that membership or involvement in a particular party precludes an individual from commenting on the general state of political discourse or arguing that town council candidates of all persuasions are deserving of respect. At least I give you credit for, like us, identifying yourself by attaching your name to your comments, rather than hiding behind an anonymous pseudonym as many who post on The Patch seem determined to do.
Bette Sanders August 26, 2012 at 12:16 AM
And soooooo.... what? Is there a point floating around somewhere that you are trying to make?? Am I not allowed to speak??? Do I not have the right to express my opinion??? Who are you?? Is that your real name??? The last time that I checked, you were not my "sugar daddy" paying my bills!!! Do you run this website??? Are you the only one that gets the opportunity to express an opinion? No defense is needed on our side for anything!! What I am trying to figure out is why folks are too "scared" to stand up and address their potential constituents in a debate?! What is up with that? If you are the one with the plan, you should be able to articulate and answer questions with ease! Whoever wins, you need to stand up and answer to the taxpayers of Moorestown in an ADULT discussion. My church has offered to host this event!!

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