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Video: Democratic Candidates on Best Use of Liquor License Revenue

Besides a Main Street manager, how else could the township use revenue from the sale of liquor licenses? Reinvest it, or save it for a rainy day? Find out what the Democratic candidates think.

We've heard a lot from the candidates for town council over the last few months, from their plans for improving the business climate in town, to how they plan to rein in spending.

But much of what we've heard or read has been reduced to sound bites or finely polished press releases. We at Patch wanted to give the candidates the chance to provide more in-depth explanations of their positions on the issues that matter to voters, and to do it through the more candid medium of video. 

Identical offers were made to both the Republican and Democratic candidates to sit down with Moorestown Patch editor Rob Scott for separate video interviews. However, the Republican slate was unable to agree to Patch's terms. 

We asked the Democratic candidates the following questions:

  • How can town council be more transparent and how can the township provide better accessibility to information?
  • How do you propose to use the Open Space Trust Fund going forward? What types of projects would be an acceptable use of the fund?
  • Provide a little more detail on the Main Street manager position. What would be the duties of this person? How would you measure success? How would you sell it to the business community?
  • What are the best uses of the revenue from the sale of liquor licenses?

We'll run one video per day throughout the week, each one covering the candidates' answers to the above questions, in the above order. 

Don't forget to get to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 6, to cast your ballot. Don't know where to vote? Check out this list of the polling locations around Moorestown.

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Get em up November 02, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Burn the money on projects? How about put it away in a "lock box" ? How about pay down the debt? Or I'm surprised you guys didn't mention to pit it towards infrastucture like towards the building of a new police station and court building and /or "justice center" for the town square? Interesting...
Pete November 02, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Thomas Edison audio is better than this.
John K November 02, 2012 at 06:37 PM
The fact that critics are commenting on the picture and audio quality of the recording makes me suspect they’re trying to deflect attention away from the unwillingness of the 3 Republican candidates to participate in this opportunity to be videotaped answering questions from the Patch. What does that say about their their real commitment--or lack thereof-- to transparency and responsive governance of Moorestown?
Bill November 02, 2012 at 07:07 PM
"However, the Republican slate was unable to agree to Patch's terms." Before jumping to criticize the Republicans for not doing this, why not ask Patch to publish the terms of the agreement. Maybe that would give an answer as to why they didn't agree.
Bill November 02, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Besides a Main St manager how would you spend the money ? Sattinger - use it to fund new media projects to have online water and tax payments. Also have online submissions of construction projects. Lots of things like that. ..................Or just save it. Hines - Um, hire a Main St Manager because that would save money. ( Way to pay attention buddy) Newcomer - Spend it on discovering ways to save money on lighting. We could also talk to the people on the advisory committies because they always have good answers. The last time I did this. We worked on a project for 5 years and saved $1300. That's $260/year. (HAHA, holy cow. Everyone in town can buy a stick of gum with the tax savings) Except of course for the people that work on the various committies concerned with Main St. We need to replace them with a Main Street manager. BTW, in case you didn't hear us. We think we should hire a Main St Manager. PS- thanks for allowing us to answer the question as to what to do with the money besides hire a Main St manager. Thanks for wasting 3min and 34 seconds of my life.

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