I have served on the Berkeley Heights Town Council for 7 years now and currently as its President. This town has changed a great deal for the better over that time period and there is a lot more positive change in the works.  Just look at the transformation that is happening in our downtown, including the new municipal complex, the replacement of the abandoned Kings and former movie theatre properties, the new playground and fence at Memorial Field, the revitalized Veteran’s Memorial Park, the clock at Peppertown Park and the various streetscape improvements along Springfield Avenue, just to name a few.  Also, Berkeley Heights keeps winning accolades for best/safest small town, hottest real estate market, strong public schools, etc …

A new issue worth noting is the potential Warren affordable housing development project on the corner of Emerson Lane and Hillcrest.  As Council President, my team and I have and will do everything within our power to protect the interests of the residents of Berkeley Heights.  We always have. Remember the BAC?  For those who don’t, the Berkeley Aquatics Center wanted to relocate to that exact same piece of land in Warren and we successfully beat it back—because it was not in the best interests of our town and our residents. As a governing body, we will not behave any differently with the currently proposed Warren project.  Full stop. 

I urge you to vote to re-elect Bob Woodruff as Mayor and Mike D’Aquila and Michele Greco to the Town Council.  A lot is at stake in this local election as there are a large number of significant development projects in process, and we need talented, experienced leaders with a strong working knowledge of what is going on to ensure that they are effectively managed to their successful completion.  This team’s only agenda is to do what is best for our town and all of its citizens.  Please help us finish what we have started by voting local -  Column B on Tuesday, November 6th.