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  FLOODING 
WHERE THE MONEY GOES  
 

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While we have no $  to repair the storm system for  flood victims  who suffer from the over-development – the development plans seem to have no shortage of funds ……..
       A new multiuse facility is being proposed for Crestmont Park--  to be built( hold your breath) on open space
(you know the stuff that we didn't have enough of to absorb water. so  we've been spending your money to buy.....
     
 Another library  1 mile away from the premier one we have
 :  having spent  tens of thousands of dollars (or possibly a hundred thousnad or more ) on the failed attempt at taking a property by eminent domain, the Township was still harboring a hankering to build another branch-just 1 mile from our state-of-the-art facility.  We even recall threats of  limited hours due to a shortage of funds but then they found funds not to limit hours. But they did AGAIN spend funds trying  to completely scope out inorder to buy a bank building across the street from the eminent domain.  I'll be the developers and final purchasers of the bank were quite thankful for the intense reports all neatly finished by the township assessing the value of these properties. It's a shame we didn't have enough personnel for storm sewer work and the engineering dept was so short-handed. We apparently had plenty of manpower for other things.
       Purchase & restoration of  the now “Historic”  Grove property -  Well over a million for all the bits and pieces hidden here and there - with serious question about many of the processes  along the way .It was NOT historic while  the owner was being booted out  in a manner undescribable -  Now it is being suggested that the   EAC might have offices there or  other  BUSINESSES -non-profits are businesses too folks. Residents will likely still be denied the free use to meet there to discuss, for instance, how their monies are used.
If you have lots of excess cash, then by all means purchase and renovate. Lovely. But if you're short on funds to keep your infrastructure sound.......  They put new 100 amp  and went over the plumbing -  I’m not sure on what budget line that was accomplished . ...Oh - I don't think it had one .......We're on the spend as you like , when you like plan ---  and don't worry about flooding and little annoyances...
       A now finished renovation of the Little Meetinghouse – and we just won an award for it.  Perhaps pictures of the flood victims homes should have been side by side  with these pictures  Many grants were used-   ALSO our tax money (Federal State & County - mixed with local funds as well as  township  resources  & personnel . So it's all  at our expense
       A new plan for Pembryn Park - without any specific funding   - the commissioners approved a plan to move around some fiels on behalf of the soccer club that just get a $400,000 clubhouse .  Though funding for moving the fields was not allocated, now that the  plan is approved it will be very likely possible for little pieces of  the plan to be done here and there outside of budgetary scrutiny  --- accomplishing yet another development project while putting flood victims costs  out to bond.
       A study & new plan for trails, benches etc at Rubicam Park

       A study & new plan for Jackson Park  -  600,000 to buy
it - the cost of the study itself _____???? & township personnel   etc etc etc
        Manor Woods    A property that sold in the 700,000's  - a developer obtained a rezoning but made mo improvements and it had no prospects for sewer since there was a moratorium, and they resold it to the Township for 2 million - an outrageous per acre price for such a property . The Township then spent  substantial further funds trying to  fill the greenspace with parking lot  and make a stadium there - and then further spent money on "studies"  -----all while others  were told there were no funds for  the infrastructure  repairs to alleviate flooding.

      



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All of these and the many other “amenities” being built in this “award winning  community”  is being built on the backs of those who are being told their  flooding cannot yet be funded  ---  not to mention that we have streets unpaved and a  perennial shortage of code enforcement .  While professing to have no money for proper flood mitigation,  and saying openly that we are short the engineering staff we need for these issues,  all of these projects OTHER projects  are adding up to a huge “empire”  with  on-going costs and maintenance on  an enormous scale year after year.  These buildings will all need upgrades, repairs and  then, course,  there will be the wish list items for each.    Briar Bush for instance has been expanding into play  areas & a museum – and at the meeting declared that  fees, now proposed for  non-resident museum visits,  won’t solve their “buget woes”  --- Each & every one of these  wonderful  amenities will have  on-going budget woes.   There seems to be no limit to the Commissioners desire to expand, despite having no increase in  residents over the last 30 years.  They are planning 2 crucial things that will affect us all – ONE: rezoning to increase the number of residents  (in Multi Use Zones)  and TWO :  attracting out of town residents to use all these amenities   Neither of these appeals to me – and both mean increased traffic, crime etc.      

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