Letters to the Editor: Week of July 2, 2018

Letters to the Editor: Week of July 2, 2018

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The following are letters to the editor submitted to MercerMe.

Township Relies on Volunteer Board Members

Sadly, the opinion pages of the local papers lately have been rife with personal attacks against Hopewell Township community members serving on the Planning Board, Zoning Board, and the Historical Preservation Commission. As a direct recipient of these personal attacks, I’d like to introduce myself to the community and explain why I volunteered to serve on the Planning Board, why I’m qualified to serve, and to encourage others to do the same. For more, please see this link.

Letter to the Editor: Ratables? Really?

Municipal leaders must understand the trap of the ratables chase. It should be obvious by now that additional residential development, which attracts families with children, drives up tax rates because the high cost of educating those children is not remotely matched by the tax revenue from those homes. For more, please see this link.

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