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Clinton Township has a Faulkner Act Small Municipality form of government, with the Mayor and Council comprising the legislative body. The Mayor and each member of Council are elected at large to 3 year terms. The Township Clerk acts as the administrative assistant for the Governing Body and records the minutes for all meetings. Generally, the Council holds its regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 PM. Each regular meeting features two opportunities for members of the public to comment on any issue. In addition, any proposed ordinance or changes to an existing ordinance must have a hearing before adoption.

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  • Michael Lennick
    (Dem)

  • Brian Mullay
    (Rep)

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    Robert Parkanyi
    (Dem)

  • Amy Switlyk
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

What do you consider the most important challenges facing your municipality? What personal and professional experiences have prepared you for addressing these challenges? Lastly, how do you intend to address these challenges?

Do you think municipal government has a role in keeping students safe in our schools? If yes, what do you think municipal governments should provide?

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

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Campaign Address PO Box 612 Lebanon NJ 08833
Website https://solutionsnotpolitics.com
Clinton Township is among the most highly taxed municipalities in the nation. Yet we have crumbling streets, our credit rating is falling, services are being cut back, and our taxes are being raised. This is the direct result of playing politics by our government leadership. For years they ran on the platform of not raising taxes. In doing so they borrowed, cut back on preventative maintenance, Finally, this year they could no longer play the game and the Township will be hit with a tax increase that far exceeds that of the surrounding communities.

I have a degrees in Engineering and an MBA in Project Management. I have spent much of my professional career in improving processes and reducing cost. I can do the same for Clinton Twp.
Guns and drugs are significant concerns in every school in America, and Clinton Township schools are no exception. These issues are best handled with the Township Council working with other government bodies - surrounding communities, County, and State government. Specifically: Weapons "safe keeping" - Whether it is a troubled teenager in the household, or they don't need it during the non-hunting season, they should be able to temporarily turn it in to the Police or Sheriff’s Department for safe keeping. Work closely with the Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program and other programs that work specifically with drug issues in the schools. Support the candidacy of Dominick Puzio. He will bring what has worked in other counties to Hunterdon.
I’d like to see an effort to make it easier for businesses to move into Clinton Township. One complaint I hear repeatedly is the difficulty in getting inspections and permits. I have worked in heavily regulated industries; I know the difference in what regulations keep us safe and what just add delay and cost to our residents and businesses.

Further, the Council needs to listen to its residents. This is more than giving them two minutes in a Council meeting. It is going out to community events, businesses, and schools and simply saying “I’m on the Clinton Township Council – what do you think we can do (or should stop doing?) to make the Township an even better place to live.
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