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What a night! What a crowd! What Support for Woodruff, D’Aquila and Greco!

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Republican Municipal Committee held a very successful “Meet, Greet & Support” event for candidates Mayor Robert Woodruff, Councilman Michael D’Aquila and Michelle Greco on May 10 at the new Grain and Cane, Bar & Table restaurant in Connell Center. A bi-partisan crowd of over 100 people showed strong, fact-based support for what the current Mayor and Council are doing for our community.

Team, Honesty and Results were the theme of the evening. “In Berkeley Heights, the Mayor, Town Council members, Town employees, volunteers and you, the residents, work as a team to bring exciting and useful projects that make our Town a wonderful place to live. It’s about neighbors helping neighbors,” commented Mayor Woodruff. He highlighted the value of Councilman D’Aquila’s engineering and project management experience to building the new Municipal Complex and other initiatives. He warmly welcomed Michelle Greco as a member of the team continuing to move Berkeley Heights forward and said he was impressed with her ability to be a “quick read” and bring a fresh perspective. Mayor Woodruff emphasized how proud he is to represent residents as Mayor and encouraged continuing input.

Michelle Greco expressed her commitment to continuing the positive momentum in Berkeley Heights. She described how her 25 years of working with financial statements, regulatory reporting and strategic initiatives prepared her to run and serve on Council. She’ll apply her expertise to help control spending and ensure the Town receives value from every dollar. As she walks around talking to neighbors, she welcomes their ideas and concerns and is gratified by the support she is receiving.

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Councilman D’Aquila is an engineer with expertise in managing large developments and capital budgets. He provided an accounting of some of the many accomplishments of this Council, including:

  • Completed the land transaction between Church of the Little Flower and Township and put together an RFP to sell the property to a developer to monetize that property. This reduces how much the Town needs to borrow to build the new municipal complex
  • Accelerated investments in roads
  • Assembled the professional team for the new Municipal Complex
  • Reduced the number of new State-mandated affordable housing units by over 75%.
  • Averted the potential closing of the Community Pool by partnering with the YMCA
  • Began enhancing the athletic fields in Town by engaging a turf management company
  • Improved Township communications with “Be Heard” campaign
  • Updated Part 19 of Berkeley Heights’ Downtown design standards to ensure uniform high quality of future Downtown projects
  • Invested in tools to enable Township employees to perform their jobs more efficiently and cost effectively, including:
    • New bat wing wide cut field mower that reduces cutting time by over 50%
    • New fire truck for the fire department
    • Needed capital investments in the waste water treatment plant

The Republican Municipal Committee thanks all the dignitaries who attended in support the candidates, including: Congressman Leonard Lance, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, Union County Republican Chair and Mountainside Councilman Glenn Mortimer, Mayor Al Morgan from New Providence, Mayor Craig Dunwell from Alpha, NJ in Warren County, and Deputy Mayor R. Christian Pfefferle from Alexandria, NJ in Hunterdon County.

Please vote for Woodruff, D’Aquila and Greco, Republican Column A, on June 5th from 6am – 8pm.

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