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Freeholder Amy A. Mallet wins Spinnaker Award; Local Chamber of Commerce cites her leadership, public service

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Freeholder Amy A. Mallet was announced as the honoree of the 2011 Spinnaker Award for Public Service presented by the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mallet of Fair Haven has been a small business owner who has served as a Monmouth County freeholder since 2009.

“I am extremely honored to be recognized by the business community for my public service,” Mallet said. “Since joining the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, I have worked to help businesses prosper, while also working to minimize the burden on Monmouth County taxpayers during this difficult economy.”

Upon bestowing the Spinnaker Award for Public Service, the chamber notes that Mallet is “an individual who has provided outstanding leadership and support” of the principles of the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber recently announced its choices for this year. The annual Spinnaker Award Dinner will take place on Nov. 16. According to the chamber, the Spinnaker has become the premier business-to-business signature event in the region and attracts hundreds of people who attend to congratulate the honorees and to network with Monmouth County’s foremost business and community leaders.

“I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to each of the winners this year,” Mallet added. “I am honored to among those who truly understand the importance of giving back to their community.”

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Fair Haven Dems Will Be Holding An Event Oct. 3rd.

Please Join the Fair Haven Democratic Municipal Committee and our neighboring Two River Democratic Clubs for an afternoon of food and drink overlooking the Navesink River with:

Congressman Rush Holt

Candidates:

Fair Haven Council – Matthew Cohen and Margo Tikijian
County Freeholder – Sean Byrnes
State Assembly – Michelle Roth and John Amberg
At the home of Cory and John Hoffman 54 Gillespie Ave Fair Haven
October 3, 2009 4:00-6:00pm
RSVP (732) 784-8008 or info@fhdems.org (Suggested Donation $25 per person)

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If Fair Haven Can Reduce The Tax Rate, Why Not Middletown?

The great budget battle in Middletown continues to rage on.  Already nearly 40% of  FY 2009 budget has been spent by the Township through emergency appropriation. 

How can we allow this to happen? No matter how much budget wrangling goes on, it will be almost impossible to save taxpayers from a municipal tax increase with only 60% of the budget left to play with.
If anyone thought that the leaf pick-up this year was a fiasco, wait until you see what the results will be of the draconian budget cuts that will be needed to close a possible $7 million deficit in the township budget. 
The reason why Middletown is in this type of mess to begin with is because the Township Committee, controlled by Assemblyman want to be Gerry Scharfenberger, Pam Brightbill and Tony “the Fibber” Fiore, unlike Fair Haven, has refused to cut services. Instead, the GOP control Township Committee has raised our tax rate by 17% over the past 3 years to close the budget deficits, all the while blaming Trenton for it.
How did Fair Haven save it’s taxpayers 2% on their tax bill? They consolidated departments, bid out fro professional services and now do engineering work in-house.
Now granted, Middletown is a much larger town than Fair Haven, with more complex issues to deal with, but if Fair Haven can consolidate services to save money, then Middletown should also be able to, there is a lot of fat that could be trimmed before Middletown should consider a tax increase.
One idea being floated by Democrat Sean Brynes is to transfer the Cultural Arts Center from the Parks and Recreation department to the Middletown Library. Many of the programs offered at the Arts Center are duplicated by the library system, so why not ask the library to take over the Arts Center in order to run it more efficiently. In doing so, it could save the township over a quarter million dollars in operating fees alone.
Middletown should look at Fair Haven as an example of how to control costs and limit spending in order to contain the need for tax increases.
Click here to read how Fair Haven was able lower it’s tax rate 2 years in a row. 

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Matthew Cohen: Candidate for Fair Haven Borough Council

The following is from the Fair Haven Dems website:

The following statement (platform) is a forward looking document. It is the result of conversations with my friends and neighbors and a series of one on one meetings I had with a number of long term residents over the past few months. It evolved out of a series of conversations with my friends and neighbors, some of whom have lived in the Borough for many decades. I found a wealth of knowledge throughout our community and I believe that through better communication with all our residents and active planning for the future, we can improve the quality of life while lowering our taxes in our Borough.

Over the past eight years, I have attended many meetings, questioned our elected officials and spoken both in favor and against various proposals. When I have spoken out, I did so respectfully, without questioning the motives of our representatives or other residents. I have donated my time and legal services to local organizations and I have also volunteered to serve on town committees and boards. I filled out the volunteer forms when available and, several years ago, I wrote a personal letter of introduction to each of the Council members and Mayor, reciting my experience as both as a lawyer and as a member of local Boards (in Teaneck). Without explanation, my efforts to volunteer have been met with silence. Your voices can now be heard. I am now running for Council to serve the Borough and I am asking for your vote.

To read more about Matthew Cohen and where the Fair Haven Democrats stand on the issues click HERE

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Matthew Cohen: Candidate for Fair Haven Borough Council

The following is from the Fair Haven Dems website:

The following statement (platform) is a forward looking document. It is the result of conversations with my friends and neighbors and a series of one on one meetings I had with a number of long term residents over the past few months. It evolved out of a series of conversations with my friends and neighbors, some of whom have lived in the Borough for many decades. I found a wealth of knowledge throughout our community and I believe that through better communication with all our residents and active planning for the future, we can improve the quality of life while lowering our taxes in our Borough.

Over the past eight years, I have attended many meetings, questioned our elected officials and spoken both in favor and against various proposals. When I have spoken out, I did so respectfully, without questioning the motives of our representatives or other residents. I have donated my time and legal services to local organizations and I have also volunteered to serve on town committees and boards. I filled out the volunteer forms when available and, several years ago, I wrote a personal letter of introduction to each of the Council members and Mayor, reciting my experience as both as a lawyer and as a member of local Boards (in Teaneck). Without explanation, my efforts to volunteer have been met with silence. Your voices can now be heard. I am now running for Council to serve the Borough and I am asking for your vote.

To read more about Matthew Cohen and where the Fair Haven Democrats stand on the issues click HERE

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