Idea No. 1: Invest in Hazlet’s Infrastructure
Beginning in 2015, the Mayor and her Township Committee majority made a decision to drastically reduce the road maintenance and repair program. Good roads and sewer lines are key to protecting our home values. I will redirect resources for a massive road rehabilitation project. Every neighborhood, every road in need of repair. You will see results.
Idea No. 2: Foster a Business Friendly Environment
Businesses provide tax revenue. They are essential to our financial future. The Township Committee should lead the way in attracting and keeping them in Hazlet. I will focus on changing the culture in Town Hall, replacing empty stores on Routes 35 & 36, and taking action to stop the conversion of commercial zones to high density housing.
Idea No. 3: Control Municipal Spending, Set Budget Priorities
Don’t spend more than you take in, don’t borrow more than you can pay. Rules every family lives by. I reject the idea that municipal property taxes inevitably go up. I’m a homeowner and my first priority will be to reduce, not expand, the size of local government.
Idea No. 4: Introduce an Anti-Nepotism Ordinance
Public service is not about profit. The first ordinance I introduce will prohibit family
members of elected officials from being hired by Hazlet Township. This is non-negotiable.
Idea No. 5: Improve Recreation Programs and Services
I’m a product of Hazlet Recreation programs. Quality recreation is central to our home values. Let’s do more to support our outstanding volunteers by bringing back the Recreation Commission, the Halloween and Holiday parades, more concerts in the park, a Farmer’s Market, and help where we can with HYAL and HUSA.
Idea No. 6: Streamline Garbage and Recycling Collection
Four trucks rolling through a neighborhood in the early morning is unacceptable. What’s more, homeowners are left to negotiate pick up rates on our own. My plan is to place garbage collection on the quarterly sewer bill and realize savings by having the Township negotiate on behalf of 7,000+ households instead of the current every resident for themselves model.
Idea No. 7: Protect Hazlet’s parks and open spaces
When a visitor enters Hazlet, they should be impressed by our parks and open spaces. For me, that means clean jughandles, parks that are welcoming, and open spaces with bicycle and hiking trails.
Idea No. 8: Support Our Police, Fire, and First Aid Squad
This is a no brainer. On duty in Hazlet with the National Guard after Sandy, I saw the incredible work performed by our emergency services. I am committed to providing them with the support and tools they need to keep our community safe.
Idea No. 9: Preserve the Character of Our Neighborhoods
Hazlet is a suburban town. I oppose the JCP&L power line, high density housing, and projects that increase traffic in neighborhoods and threaten our quality of life.
Idea No. 10: Deliver Efficient Local Government Services
Town Hall exists to help residents, not the other way around. If elected, I will insist that tax and sewer bills are mailed accurately and on time.