Monday, March 7, 2016

February 16, 2016 Middletown Township Committee Meeting

At the last Middletown Township Committee meeting held on February 16th, Richard Saker, owner of Shop-Rite, was presented a Citizen of the Year Award for his philanthropy in the community.

A new ordinance was introduced that will reorganize the recreation programs and the fees associated with those programs.

Questions were raised regarding the funding of the Open Space Program. In recent years the grant money obtained from the state has been used to pay down the debt incurred by matching funds received.

The Committee was also asked about the status of the design of the new municipal center that will be built in the township. The Committee did not comment, but the Administrator said that the final draft of the plans were reviewed with the architect last Friday. The architect will revisit each department one last time before finalizing the plans and announce them to the public.

Questions were also asked regarding moving the police 911 response center over to the county Sheriff's office. Again, the Committee did not reply but the Administrator did say that it was being considered. He said that the current system that was purchased 3 years ago is already obsolete and would need to be updated. Instead the township is considering moving the system into the county system for an annual fee that is based on the number of calls made per year.

Watch the video to see what else was discussed before tonight's next meeting of the Township Committee.

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It might be cheaper to upgrade the current system, given the number of calls that come into Middletown. The county informed the township that it could not handle the number of calls from Middletown, when it initially began operations on a county wide basis.
The "obsolete" 911 system was just purchased 5 years ago and we all borrowed $600K. The taxpayer still has another 5 years to pay this amount back and we are abandoning the system, only to pay the county more on top of what we already owe.