Many promises were made to the public that never happened. Other reasonable requests were simply ignored. Other decisions were made that simply were not beneficial for our town.
Mayor Coles has been on the committee for 15 years. We question whether anyone should be in a position of power for so long. Alliances to specific individuals are bound to form regardless of their detriment to the community at large. Perhaps it’s time for term limits to be enacted in Lakewood. President Trump is pushing for legislation that would impose term limits on Senators. No one should have the ability to retain a public office for so long. We encourage all residents to look forward to our upcoming elections and consider whether we should be electing new committeemen to the township committee who will represent everyone in Lakewood and not a select few. Perhaps it’s time for some real change in Lakewood. If you feel that for too long your needs have not been properly represented, be prepared to consider new additions to the committee. read more at TBL
While the instances are too many to count, here are a few:
B-2 Parking (removed from the agenda last minute), promising to add addresses to agendas (not done yet), promising to reverse County Line rezoning (not done yet), not instructing the zoning and planning secretaries to post plans online, billboards approval, impact fees (not done yet) , adding meeting ads to the newspapers read by the orthodox community (not done yet), talk about restricting sidewalk and road waivers (no enforcement is being done regarding this).