Letter to the Editor

No new projects, please

To the editor: Headline in Tuesday’s News-Miner: “Assembly to review 66 potential projects”

The Borough Assembly needs to quit looking to fund new projects when it cannot support the ones that have been around for years. The borough plans to close four much-needed transfer sites, starting with Moose Creek next month.

I have paid property taxes for that particular site for 30 years. Many other Moose Creek residents for even longer. I use that facility an average of twice weekly. The majority of the 66 potential projects listed are facilities that I never use or use only rarely. Where is the sense in this financial extravagance?

I urge the assembly to reconsider its use of our property taxes, maintain what we have and stop trying to spend more money on things that are nice to have but not a necessity. I urge residents affected by the closing of these four transfer sites to attend the Borough Assembly meeting Thursday when they plan to address these new projects. There are only a few meetings left until this attack on our services commences.

The residents and property tax payers elect the mayor and assembly to represent us. Taking away decades’ old services and moving the money to new projects is not representing us. Our representatives can and must do better than this.

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