We’re 3 Days Away from Election Day in Garwood — Here’s What’s at Stake

With countless political mailers, door drops, Facebook posts, and videos of information, it can become easy to tune out all the information you hear or see from both parties.

However, it is so important to have a functioning local government. When you sit back and think about it, all residents’ day-to-day lives are affected by the many responsibilities of our DPW, the condition of our roads, the quality of our parks, and our property tax bills. Also of great importance are our Police Department, Volunteer Fire Department and First Aid Squad. We believe that investing in our town means investing in these dedicated departments by providing them with needed equipment and facilities to do their jobs successfully and efficiently. However, this also means putting in the hard work and time to carefully budget in ways that minimize tax increases.

We promise to continue exercising the fiscal responsibility demonstrated by our record of the three lowest consecutive tax impacts in the last 20 years. We will continue to actively seek grants, negotiate beneficial shared service deals, and identify opportunities for increased revenues.

We are committed to improving communication with the public with an updated website that allows for more efficient reporting of events like pothole repairs. Additionally, we promise to keep soliciting community input with townhall meetings related to major purchases and or community decisions, such as the plan for the 4,000 square foot community space at the former Paperboard site on North Avenue that was negotiated as part of the redevelopment agreement.

While we suspect that our opponents will continue to make up numbers and fear monger, we are committed to tackling any challenges that come our way. Whether it was passing an enforcement ordinance to allow the Health Department to enforce pest control to advocating for peak one-seat rides on the Raritan Valley Line.

We have a record of Real Action and Real Results. We humbly ask for your vote on Tuesday, November 5th so that we can continue to bring you the results you deserve from your local government.