MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough hosted its annual candidates forum on Wednesday evening at its Municipal Building. Unlike in year's past, the public was not present due to coronavirus concerns. The forum which featured Milltown Borough Council candidates John Collins, Ron Dixon, Margaret O'Donnell and James Pareti was live-streamed on Milltown's YouTube and local access channel. The event was moderated by veteran reported Fred Kaimann. Reporters from TAPinto Milltown/Spotswood and the Sentinel were on hand to ask the candidates questions and Kaiman read aloud questions previously submitted by Milltown residents.
Candidates fielded questions on a variety of topics including the borough's high tax and utility rates, the formation of Milltown's new Human Relations Committee, Ford Avenue, the town's aging infrastructure, how the council could help residents impacted by the coronavirus and the health of the community's downtown. Other more lighthearted questions gave a more personal glimpse into the candidates as they answered questions about what they would do with a million dollar grant and what were their favorite Milltown spots to enjoy some free time.
The evening concluded with Kaimann giving a quick tutorial on how to fill out and seal up a mail-in ballot. Kaimann had contacted the Middlesex County Board of Elections earlier in the day to find out the correct directions for viewes. He also told Milltown voters how to return their mail-in ballots using either the US Postal Service or one of the 31 ballot boxes stationed throughout Middlesex County including one at Milltown's Municipal Building located by the entrance to the Milltown Police Department.
Residents missing the live broadcast can watch the one-hour plus candidates forum on Milltown's YouTube Channel.