There was a Township Committee meeting last week. It was standard fair as far as committee meetings go, there was the swearing in of seven new police officers, 200 Club Awards were presented to fire fighters and a life saving award was presented to a township employee a long with the standard reading of proposed resolutions and the like.
Rather uneventful and standard as I said. That was until the Public Comments portion of the meeting started and I was stunned. I thought I've heard just everything there was to hear from this group that sit on the dais. Sadly, I was mistaken. It's pretty amazing, I was astonished to learned that if you live in Middletown, there are certain members of our governing body that have no clue as to what neighborhoods are actually in Middletown!
If you just so happen to live in a section of North Middletown (formerly East Keansburg), you might want to call Town Hall and let them know because you may be living Keansburg as far as the Township Committee is concerned.
During Public Comments of the last Township Committee meeting (1:10:15 of video) Don Watson spoke on the behalf of residents from the area concerning the clogged storm drains in the neighborhood. He was told that the neighborhood in question was NOT part of Middletown. Mr. Watson replied rather astonished that they should tell the residents that because they pay taxes to Middletown and have their garbage picked up by the township. Talk about being out of touch!!!
If you're an elected official that sits on the dais twice every month or the Township Administrator how do you not know what areas of town are what? It's embarrassing, but what more can you expect from these people.
As always, you can download a copy of the Meeting Agenda that contains the discussion items and the proposed resolutions and ordinances that were voted on or presented during the meeting. A box around an item is a link, bringing you further into the document to that resolution or ordinance. At the end of the resolution there will be a link bringing you back to the agenda. Attached to this agenda is also the monthly bill list, so that everyone can see how the Township is spending our tax dollars.