Plains is a great place to live. For the most part crime is low with
most of it being a domestic dispute, the Turkey Hill getting robbed or
some nonsense at the Moghegan Sun or The Woodlands. Our streets are
being paved and the price of trash bags was reduced because of the
windfall from the Casino. That being said not everything is perfect and
we can always use some improvement.
name is Barry Kresge, Jr. My ambition is to become one of the five
commissioners this coming November. Like you, I care about where I live
and I would like to play an integral part in helping our community grow
stronger and brighter for all residents of today and tomorrow. Below, I
would like to address a few issues that I would fiercely attempt to
accomplish with the support of the township residents.
propose we put aside a percentage of the income we receive from the
casino to start a "Rainy Day Fund." The current board of commissioners
bought new DPW equipment, trucks, police cars and other items that the
township needed. But in turn, cost the township a significant amount of
dollars. We as a township receive a formidable amount of dollars each
year from the casino. I would like to put those dollars toward projects
that may prove to be beneficial to residents. The township made ends
meet before the casino. The extra cash flow should be used to improve
our community, make it safer and a more desirable place to live.
Second: I propose we revise and potentially change out recycling
program. Right now, Plains offers curb side pickup only once a month.
Or, we can drop off recycling at the DPW, yet this is inconvenient for
many of us. As such, even Saturday hours are difficult to make when we
lead such hectic lives. Many households try to recycle as much as
possible. But we find some months we don't have enough space to store
all of the recyclables. I would like to convert to two recycling
pickups a month (every other week), and switch to single stream
recycling. This would allow residents to put everything in one
container and have it picked all at the same time. This plan has the
potential to save the Township money relative to manpower hours and fule
making our recycling greener simultaneously.
Third: I want to
spruce up our neighborhoods throughout the Township, by giving our roads
more attention and potentially adding sidewalks where that improvement
is needed. Along with other measures, the "Rainy Day Fund" would play a
key roll in financing these and other long and short term projects.
I would like to thank you very much for your time. I thank you in
advance for your support in this upcoming election day. Without your
vote I can't proceed to make proposals related to making changes for the
Help make these ideas a reality and help take back the
Township from one party rule!!!