Mayor Jim Maley's Blog
Just a little story about how small communication can result in big changes: this month, I met with representatives from PATCO as part of PATCO’s new community outreach. As we were talking, I remembered a concern several residents had mentioned to me offhand, “Doesn’t PATCO sound louder lately around Collings Avenue?”
So, while I had the ear of some folks that would know the answer, I mentioned it. Guess what. It was louder.
As this election day heads into its final hours, hard not to think about the truest example of a public servant – Commissioner Mike Hall. Forty plus years serving his hometown starting as a volunteer firefighter, then as a career firefighter, Captain and then Chief of the Department. Then, once retired, he returned as a Commissioner. It’s a couple lifetimes of service to our town.
So there has been some chatter about Halloween curfew. Thanks to Stacey Brown-Downham for actually writing to me to discuss.
As our persistence in fixing abandoned houses hits the final leg in court - in early October we expect to have formal court permission to begin renovations on Harvard Avenue – we are seeing ripple effects that are great.
Over the last couple years, there has been an ever-increasing rise in the number of construction permits taken out from the Borough. New permits are up roughly 35 percent for home improvements. Why is this a good thing and what does it mean for our town?
This year’s budget is close to completion but a few late arising issues are delaying a formal introduction. The 2013 budget will reduce Borough spending for the 5th year in a row. Since 2009, Borough spending has been reduced $2.2 million.
We took some time yesterday to shoot a video outlining the history of the Zane Schoolhouse and the sale to Kitchen and Associates. The partnership over the last 15 years has been a great benefit to our town and several factors play into the sale. Check out the quick tour to get the details and with any questions you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.