Below is a candidate survey filled out by Committeewoman Nancy Stoll, candidate for the Green Brook Township Committee in 2014. We encourage Green Brook residents to read all candidate surveys to help make their decisions on election day.
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Pine Street, Green Brook
Years in Green Brook:
Jenkoski & Long, CPA
I have been an active volunteer on many different committees and boards in Green Brook for over 20 years. I care about this town and feel that I can make a difference here -- help Green Brook continue to be the wonderful community you see today. I think that is the most important quality for a member of the Township Committee.
Describe Your Family:
I am married to Steve and have three children; Mickey (21), Matthew (18) and Kate (16).
What elected offices have you held?:
Green Brook Township Committee; 2012-2014
What volunteer positions have you held?:
Green Brook Township:
Land Use Board
Business Community Liaison
Open Space Committee
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Member
Girl Scout Troop Leader
St. John Church Choir
What is the most important issue facing Green Brook?:
Especially in this economy, taxes are a top priority. We must always strive to control municipal spending and costs to keep local taxes as low as possible while maintaining essential services. This includes evaluating opportunities for sharing services whenever feasible.
What other issues would you address?:
Economic Development: supporting only reasonable business development in appropriate locations.
Public Safety: supporting our Police Department and Fire/EMS to ensure the safety of our residents.
Communication: Responding to residents' needs promptly.
What makes you proud of Green Brook?:
Green Brook is an excellent place to live and raise a family. We have a nice mix of residential areas and places for businesses to succeed and grow. We have a top-notch school system both academically and with regard to extracurricular programs. The best part of Green Brook is the people. We have the most wonderfully involved volunteers in so many different capacities -- all working for the betterment of Green Brook.
How will you improve Green Brook's future?:
"There are always opportunities for improvement. We need to continue to make decisions to sustain the wonderful community we currently enjoy. Some specific ideas:
Considering the environment when evaluating new applications for development in town.
Improving the intersection at Greenbrook Road and Washington Avenue from the perspective of both traffic and pedestrian safety.
Exploring opportunities for pedestrian access to public transportation and destinations in town.
What is your five year plan as a member of the Green Brook Township Committee?:
I will continue to work to keep Green Brook the wonderful place it is to live. This includes controlling municipal costs to maintain a reasonable budget; supporting all of our volunteers and their valuable contributions; and supporting reasonable economic development in appropriate locations
What else would you like the voters in Green Brook to know?:
"I have always believed that when you commit to something, you commit to it 100%. I have worked hard on all the committees that I have been involved with (Township and Community). Every decision I make, I make in the best interest of Green Brook.
As a result of my term on the Township Committee, I have met so many people and enjoyed hearing their wants and needs for Green Brook. It has been my pleasure to bring their ideas to the table at our Committee meetings.