Daily Archives: June 17, 2010

It’s Your Town Newsletter Volumn 2, Issue 11, 6/7/10

The latest edition of the Middletown It’s Your Town Newsletter has just been released and as always it is very informative.

This edition of the Newsletter contains information about the Middletown Township Committee Workshop Meeting held on June 7,2010. The newsletter contains big news about the change to the township recycling program that will have a direct impact on how residents are to recycle paper waste.
Also in this edition Township Committee has decided to move forward on a resolution to develop a financial Budget Awarness Committee championed by Democrat Sean F. Byrnes
You can read it >>> Here

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Middletown Schedules Second Attempt For Budget Introduction Monday Night


Posted on it’s website earlier today, Middletown announced that there will be Special Meeting of the Township Committee, Monday June 21, 2010, 7:00 PM Town Hall Main Meeting Room, for the purpose of the Introduction of Municipal Budget.

This will be the second attempt at introducing the township budget to the public. The first meeting you will recall that was scheduled for June 2nd, had to be officially postponed due to the lack of an available quorum of committee members. Unofficially it was rumored, the real reason for the cancellation was due to the lack of support to introduce a budget that contained a 15% tax increase prior to the June 8th Primary where the mayor was facing a primary challenger.
As it so happens, Monday night is also when the regularly scheduled monthly Township Committee meeting takes place. It will be interesting to see if the Township releases the budget resolution along with the meeting agenda and other resolutions for the night, on the township website before 7 PM Monday.
Back before the June 2nd Budget Introduction Meeting was cancelled, the Township Committee and Administrator caught flack from residents for their lack of transparency when they decided not to post the budget resolution online before the meeting.
Hopefully this time they will learn from their earlier mistake and post the resolution online prior to introduction, so that residents have an opportunity to see what it contains and how it will effect them so that they can question how and where their tax dollars will be spent for the rest of the year.

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