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Monroe Twp. Town Council Ward 1

The Monroe Township Council is responsible for adopting ordinances; reviewing revising and adopting the budget; levying taxes; authorizing bond issues and establishing general municipal policies. In this election choose one Council member to represent Ward 1. Ward 1 includes Districts 1-16. Only your Ward will actually appear on your ballot.Each Council member serves for a 4 year term.
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    Elizabeth Schneider (Dem) Retired, Business Owner and Executive Assistant to Director, Middlesex Adult Correctional Facility

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Biographical Information

What do you consider the most important challenges facing Monroe Township and how would you address those challenges?

What,if any, new proposals for local ordinances and/or resolutions do you think are needed and why?

How do you plan to keep property taxes from increasing while still attending to the quality of life of our residents?

What in your personal and/or professional experience prepares you for this office?

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Current Elected Position Councilwoman, Ward 1 since 2014.
Campaign Email monroenjdem@gmail.com
1) Taxes, it is always taxes. Monroe Township consistently has one of the lowest municipal tax rates in Middlesex County, currently we are 3rd lowest. I will continue to work hard to control municipal spending and provide good financial planning. Fiscal responsibility is my highest priority. 2) I will continue to work diligently and support our Police Department to maintain our low crime rate in the Township. Monroe Township has consistently had the lowest crime rate of all 25 municipalities in Middlesex County. This is a tribute to an effective Police Department and good planning that enables Monroe Township to remain a safe place to work, raise a family and retire. 3) I will continue to place great emphasis on working with the County and State to finance open space acquisitions and farmland preservation. By doing this, Monroe Township will reach its goal of 50% of all land area staying green. 4) Demand the State of New Jersey fully fund the Monroe Township Schools.
In October, the Council passed an ordinance demanding action from Governor Christie on the Homestead Rebate Program and Senior Freeze. I fully support this action because it directly benefits so many Monroe Township residents. I have been available and responsive to resident issues and concerns during my council term.
The municipal portion of property taxes constitute about 20 % of the bill. The municipal portion of your tax bill has been stable for the last four years. Every year during the budget process, every department and program is scrutinized and evaluated to determine the benefit to our residents. Fiscal responsibility is our team’s highest priority, so constant evaluation of our services is crucial to maintaining our outstanding quality of life here in the township. I fully support creative shared services and partnerships to reduce the burden on tax payers. Furthermore, our Standard & Poor’s Bond rating is AA+.
Councilwoman for Ward 1 since 2014. Retired Executive Assistant to the Director, Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center and owner of family travel business for 11 years. Twenty years as a member of the North Brunswick Board of Education, former President and Vice-President. Former Mutual Director in Rossmoor and former member of the Rossmoor Board of Governors. Liaison to Monroe Township Human Relations Commission, Commission on Aging and the MTHS Key Club. Ten year member and former President of the Rossmoor Kiwanis Club.

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