Middletown’s Democratic Township Committeeman Patrick Short, in this video talks about issues that are effecting residents.
He states that the overall number#1 issue in town is taxes and that the Middletown GOP has consistently raised property taxes over the past 3 years by 16% while he has never supported or voted for any tax increases since being elected in 2006.
Flooding in the Port Monmouth/Bayshore area is also a major concern. Along with fellow Committeeman Sean Byrnes and residents from the area, Patrick Short has lead the way in finding a solution to this problem.
Patrick Short proposed a two part solution that would include a small pumping station be installed in the area, that would control flood waters by sending it back out into the creek nearby and to make improvements drainage pipes while also increasing the size of the berms an additional 16-18 inches, that run along the roadways.
Traffic in Lincroft has also been a major concerns to residents and while others talked about a solution or wished that the County would make road improvements, Patrick Short did something about.
Short fought for and gained approval to make the access road behind the Acme shopping center a two way street rather than a one way street. The street would then be routed behind the Luigi/Subways shopping center and opened to Middletown-Lincroft Rd.
By doing this, traffic congestion on Rt.520 and surrounding area will be alleviated and greater access to the shopping centers will be gained. It is a Win-Win for both the merchants and residents in the area.
Watch the video and hear for yourself What Patrick Short has to say on the subjects: