Re-Elect Chris Carey to Randolph Township Council
Vote for Fiscal Responsibility
My name is Chris Carey and I am running for re-election to the Randolph Township Council. As a member of the Township Council for the last several years, I have worked with my colleagues to lead Randolph through fiscally responsible planning and decision-making which has resulted in no increase in the municipal tax levy for the past four years.
No increase in municipal taxes is good news for everyone. In addition, I along with the other members of the Township Council, work hard to ensure that your tax dollars are used wisely. Randolph residents continue to receive high quality municipal services, including road maintenance and snow plowing, curbside pickup of garbage and recyclables, comprehensive recreation programming, beautiful parks and trails, and first responder services staffed with highly-trained and well-equipped police, fire fighters and emergency medical staff.
As a member of the Township Council, I have joined my colleagues as a proponent of prudent fiscal oversight that promotes funding of capital improvement projects with cash, rather than incurring long-term debt, and maintaining healthy reserve and surplus balances. This approach has made Randolph financially strong and able to balance the short and long-term needs of our community. In fact, Randolph is only one of a few municipalities in New Jersey that has received an exemplary AAA bond rating from both financial credit rating agencies, Standard and Poor and Moodys. The rating is an acknowledgement by these two institutions of the very strong financial position Randolph enjoys due to sound fiscal management. This type of strong financial position doesn’t just happen by chance. It is the result of many years of effective planning and management.
This approach to fiscal management has been especially beneficial for our community this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, while many New Jersey municipalities are facing financial challenges. Many businesses have closed and unemployment is high, leading to concerns and uncertainty about property tax collection and tax appeals in many municipalities throughout the state. In Randolph, we are well-positioned to weather this storm. In fact, in May, my colleagues on the Council and I were able to adopt a resolution that extended the deadline for second quarter property tax payments for Randolph property owners. Many surrounding towns were not able to take this action.
One of the most important responsibilities of the Randolph Township Council is to provide financial oversight and adopt an annual budget that is used to fund all operating costs and capital expenses for the municipal organization. This budget is funded with your property taxes. As you cast your vote for Randolph Township Council this year, I ask you to vote for the candidate who has the proven experience to effectively and wisely manage your tax dollars.
Please support me, Chris Carey, in my bid for re-election to the Randolph Township Council, so I can continue to provide strong fiscal oversight and ensure that your tax dollars are used wisely.