We are your neighbors and are proud to serve as your elected representatives. We’ve been working hard to make Berkeley Heights an even better place for families and residents of all ages to thrive.
We focus on four “C’s”: containing costs, continuously improving infrastructure and management practices, building a sense of community, and communicating with residents and businesses. Specifically, that means we:
- Control OUR taxes
- Create infrastructure plans for our buildings, roads and sewer system
- Provide our employees the tools to do their job better and faster
- Put the right people in place to get the job done without regard for political party
- Manage State-mandated housing requirements to fit into our town
- Improve our residents’ “community” experience
- Communicate, communicate, communicate
Together, we have charted a strong plan for our future! And it’s working: Berkeley Heights is consistently cited as a top community. We have welcomed several new businesses. The value of our homes has been preserved and our collective vision for Downtown is starting to take hold.
Just look at we have accomplished together to date:
- Created a 15-year capital plan for investing in our roads and sidewalks while maximizing State and County aid (Started 5 years ago and accelerated in 2017)
- Completed the land transaction between the Township and Church of the Little Flower for $2.85 million, then sold the property to a developer for $10.5 million. These proceeds will reduce how much the Town needs to borrow to fund the new Municipal Complex
- Put shovels IN THE GROUND for the new Municipal Complex! As part of our inclusive process, we held over 19 public meetings and made design changes to meet the needs of the entire community
- Negotiated Berkeley Heights’ COAH (affordable housing) requirement from 860 new units to 210 actual units that need to be constructed. The settlement provides us with protection from over-development for the next ten years
- Negotiated with the various developers to get high-end residential housing that fit our Town’s updated design standards and density while still meeting our COAH requirements
- Averted the potential closing of the Community Pool by partnering with the YMCA and helped to keep the YMCA here in Berkeley Heights
- Enhanced our parks and athletic fields with the introduction of a turf management company and a new playground at Memorial Park
- Improve community engagement and enjoyment with Restaurant Week, Art in the Park and Beauty and Wellness Weeks along with collaboration with businesses for the Winter Walk and the Annual Street Fair and other events
- Launched the BE HEARD program that enhances communications with residents
- Provided Township departments with tools to perform their jobs more efficiently, such as the new bat wing, wide-cut field mower that reduces the cutting time by over 50% and the new, 22-passenger bus for our seniors
Here is the full list of accomplishments: https://www.honestresultsbh.com/our_platform
Each of these points represent a WIN for Berkeley Heights. Good things are happening.
Together, let’s keep the positive momentum and keep Berkeley Heights strong. Keep Woodruff, D'Aquila and Greco in office. Vote Column B on Tuesday, November 6!