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Moorestown Council Debates Spending More on Holiday Decorations

Mayor Christopher Chiacchio said he wants to see what the costs will be, while Deputy Mayor Stacey Jordan wants to see older decorations replaced.

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Moorestown Council is debating whether the township should spend more money on Christmas decorations, the Burlington County Times reports.

The discussion began at last week’s council meeting, and is now in the hands of the Appearances Committee. Everything associated with increased decorations will be considered, including costs, who will shoulder the bill and where the decorations will go, according to the report.

Mayor Christopher Chiacchio said he wanted to see what the costs would be before making a decision, and Councilman Greg Newcomer said there’s room for it in the budget, according to the report.

Deputy Mayor Stacey Jordan believes council should consider replacing older decorations throughout the township, according to the report.

The township spent about $17,000 on decorations in 2011, according to the report.

Cindy Kramer March 05, 2014 at 03:43 PM
I would pass on the holiday decorations and donate the money to the school system towards education! After attending the school budget meeting last night, I think that raising class sizes from 24 to 27 is not a positive step and the school system needs the money more than we do.
Tom March 05, 2014 at 07:11 PM
The school system doesn't need any more money. The teachers need to pay for their own healthcare insurance or go on Obamacare since they supported it. I don't even think the cost of decorations would cover 3 months worth of benefits for 1 person.
Pete March 05, 2014 at 10:48 PM
@Cindy: We pay a teacher almost $100,000 to teach Spanish 101. Just how much more do you think that is worth?

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