It’s Your Town Newsletter Volumn 2, Issue 15, 7/19/10

The “It’s Your Town” newsletter which covers the Middletown Township Committee meeting for July 19, 2010 is now available.

This newsletter is a good one.

The Committee meeting was heavily attended, mainly people came to address the budget and the 13% increase to the municipal tax rate. According to the newsletter,the mayor now wants to know what the public wants to cut and he asked everyone that came up to address the committee that question.

The newsletter points out that a few members of the public expressed the need to televise the meetings, only to be denied by acting mayor Gerry Scharfenberger, who said that the cost would be too high.

It seems quite obvious to me that the business of the Township is not to be shown to the public so easily. It would make for better if as many people as possible could view their government at work as it happens, not after the fact.

For those interested, there will be 2 more Township Committee meetings (August 2nd and August 16th) before the budget is adopted which will be on August 16th. I urge everyone to make at least one of these meeting and voice their opinions on the budget. It will be 8 months into the year when this budget is finally voted on and next years budget should be in the development stage.

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