Letters to the Editor: Week of October 15 (Part 2)

It’s a busy season for letters to the editor at MercerMe! Here is Part 2 of 2 of letters for this week — topics include impact of PILOT on school budget and Hopewell Township Committee candidate support.

Julie Blake, for Township Committee, Advocates for Safe Water

Hopewell Township residents have an opportunity to vote for and re-elect a really unique individual on November 6. She personifies the best sort of public servant. She is smart. She works very hard and is very effective as a current member of the township committee. Equally important, however, is that she is kind and calm and positive. To continue reading, please click here.

Superintendent Explains Impact of PILOT on School Budget

At the September 24 township committee meeting, Superintendent Tom Smith put to rest claims that a PILOT somehow takes money from the schools. At that meeting, Mayor Kevin Kuchinski shared a PowerPoint of a memo from Dr. Smith that explains how a municipality’s PILOT agreement with a taxpayer has zero effect on the school budget. To continue reading, please click here.

Julie Blake for Hopewell Township Committee

I am a Hopewell Township resident and I am writing to endorse Deputy Mayor Julie Blake for another term on the Hopewell Township Committee. I usually avoid politics – and I know how mean people can be when others disagree with them politically – but I will make an exception for Julie. To continue reading, please click here.

Blake on Township Open Space, Pipeline Fight, and Fiscal Responsibility

… I have watched Julie on the Township Committee. I see her commitment to open space, fighting the Penn East pipeline, and fiscal common sense.  I’ve worked with Julie in her role as the Township Committee’s liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission.  She is practical and helpful. Her commitment to making the Township a better place to live is clear to see. To continue reading, please click here.

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