Wednesday, October 28, 2009

WHY ARE ORDINANCES DRAFTED PRIOR TO A PUBLIC DISCUSSION

ORDINANCES ARE BEING DRAFTED THROUGH THE DIRECTION OF COUNCIL MEMBERS WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF A MAJORITY VOTE OF COUNCIL AND WITHOUT ANY IDEA IF IT WILL BE VOTED UPON AT ALL, PRIOR TO PUBLIC DISCUSSION AND PAID FOR WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS.

3 comments:

theresap said...

This latest trash ordinance restricting trash pickup to 6 cans for motels and apartments is an example of a council that is not knowledgeable about the industries within their community and continued attack on these industries. Hotels pay for additional services by way of our occupancy tax (3%) of our gross sales directly to Pt. Pleasant Beach. Our hotel guests do not burden our town. They shop in our shops, eat in our restaurants; visit our beach, boardwalk and amusement park. Is it too much to ask that hotels continue to receive trash picked up daily during the summer months? We dealt with this issue this season when without notification our trash was left out for pickup and not picked up, taking weeks to resolve. We are avid recyclers and have reduced our trash through this effort. Our town picks up garbage at least 2 or 3 times a week at Silver Lake Parking Lot however refused to pick our trash while driving right past our location. In August a new ordinance requires trash be placed in trash cans (will be interesting watching these cans flying around town all year long).Why doesn't some of our council members try to be more business friendly and stop trying to burden us.

mikeamethyst said...

Typical Ocean County government, catering to their own agenda and not the needs of the residents or business owners.

Elizabeth said...

i would rather have the garbage from the business in town receive thier needed pick up and have residential pick up down to once per week. i never put my garbage out for both pick up days. i have less garbage because of recycling.