Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to West Windsor’s interim township administrator, Robert Hary.
Re: Township Budget
Assumptions, FY 2010
Dear Mr. Hary/Bob:
Budget assumptions for each White House cabinet department include a budget with zero growth and another with a 5 percent cut. I believe similar scenarios were run this year. As the July 29 Wall Street Journal reported: “The cost-cutting effort wasn’t a one-off program. Before the 2011 budget proposal comes out next year, the budget office will again go scouting for cost cuts and inefficiencies.”
Since I read the budget process will be starting early this year, what are West Windsor Council’s and the Administration’s assumptions that it might share with the public?
It is important to share with taxpayers the full extent of the Township’s debt structure. We must engage the solutions for reducing debt and effecting operational cuts. Any use of the “surplus” is tantamount to a tax increase except for news headlines and political rhetoric.
Number 1 on the easy cost reduction side is once-a-week garbage pick-up year ‘round.
144 Fisher Place