Top Issues Facing the Borough of Milltown
The Milltown Democratic Organization is committed to addressing and overcoming the issues facing our residents. Our members work hard to make a positive difference in our community to make Milltown the best place it can be.
Here are some of the main issues facing the Borough of Milltown. We welcome any concerned community members to get involved with our organization to help address these concerns the right way:
MAINTAIN A LOCAL POLICE PRESENCE
The first responsibility of government is the safety of its citizens.
HOLD THE LINE ON PROPERTY TAXES
We need a top to bottom audit to determine where our tax dollars are being spent and to ensure that they are being used most effectively. We will set budget projections in a realistic and responsible manner, pursue all available grant and municipal funding programs and initiate a comprehensive review of all current spending and expenses.
We must take steps to mitigate our flooding issues by enabling all available measures at our disposal to combat this ongoing problem.
RESTORE PUBLIC CIVILITY AND RESPECT
Our government must work together for the greater good of Milltown as a whole.
IMPROVING COMMUNICATION WITH THE COMMUNITY
Not everyone can attend regular Council Meetings and many others do not have Channel 15. We had established a communication mechanism which goes beyond the capabilities of reverse 911. We introduced the NIXLE communication system after Hurricane Irene. Unfortunately, the Republican lead council is failing to utilize this useful tool and communication is again very poor. Additionally, the Republican Majority has cut the amount of Council Meetings from two each month to just one. This impedes the ability for the Borough to conduct business and impacts the ability for the public to address Mayor and Council on many pressing needs.
FORD AVENUE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
The Redevelopment of the Ford Avenue sight remains in litigation and we will update you as we learn of any changes in it's status. Our opponents did see fit to begin demolishing the site over a year ago and what remains now is more of an eyesore then when they began. If you can clean up some of it, then you should clean up all of it. Residents of Milltown deserve at least that much.