At each meeting Councilman Mendes and/or Councilman Mullaney attempts to place items on the upcoming Council Agenda without researching all the details. We trust that they have learned their lesson so as to prevent the outbursts of the last meeting. We suggest discussions with the Mayor prior to possibly placing the Borough in jeopardy. OOOOOOOOOOOOOh no, did we say discuss with the Mayor? In order to save time and money, the Council must communicate with each other, not just the Dems trying to add Resolutions during a Council meeting, but all the Council working in unison. Mayor Buccellato needs to stand strong to prevent the novice Council people from endangering the Borough. All of this is prohibiting the Borough from moving forward. The Democratic majority needs to communicate with the Mayor and not try to "slam dunk" last minute Resolutions. We all know they have the majority, thus the power, so let's keep in mind, is this the legacy they want to be remembered for in Matawan.
We have witnessed the Democratic majority attempting their electioneering at Council meetings. They present an ambitious program of moving the Court, the Police, Road Program, Gravelly Brook Park and so on. The only question is "WHERE ARE THEY GETTING THE MONEY?" Don't believe there is a taxpayer in Matawan (Republican, Democrat, Independent) who wants to see their taxes increased. How are they preparing us for next year's Budget? Did Councilman Cannon learn from the problems he inherited from his predecessor when the 2007 Expenses had to be paid from the 2008 Budget? Will Matawan be prepared to avoid this from happening in 2009?
We apologize for going on a tangent, however, it is disheartening to witness the Council's banging heads and preventing progress being made. Matawan needs a Council that works together regardless of what political party they belong....what they must remember is "they work for us, the residents of Matawan."
To those who believe we are bashing the Democratic majority, we are, at this time they are the ones who are delaying progress in the Borough and costing us money. If the Republicans were pulling these antics we would criticize them. We do try to be fair.