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COUNCIL / MAYORClementon is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clementon,_New_JerseyThe Mayor and Council establish laws, ordinances, and policies for the municipality.

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    Christopher Hammond
    (Dem)

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  • Thomas Shaw
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What do you consider the top priority(ies) in the next municipal budget and how will you minimize impact on taxpayers? Please discuss no more than three priorities.

What do you consider the most important issue facing the municipality today and how would you address the issue if elected to office?

What is your view on consolidation of municipalities and/or sharing services with neighboring municipalities?

What would you to to promote economic development and attract businesses to the municipality?

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I find infrastructure to be in the top priority in the next municipal budget. There is work to be done on the roads and we need the county to support us with the means to do so. It isn’t just resurfacing the cavernous potholes we drive over, but addressing unsafe conditions, such as what we find at the intersection of White Horse Pike and Gibbsboro Road. We would do well to investigate grants for new technological initiatives to speed up resident contact with borough services, to provide tracking and ownership of their needs, since they affect us all.
I would like to see the county boost its interest in our community. We have attended town halls and have heard how on-board county leadership is with listening to our concerns, and it has come time for them to offer assistance. We read about the renaissance of the city of Camden and await the ripples outward.
While originally opposed, we can benefit from the consolidation of shared services, and potentially of municipalities. I’ve not gone through this to know the growing pains of such activity, but I think that we would emerge stronger, unified. Obviously it would be more advantageous to Clementon straightaway, but we must consider the impact that further deterioration of Clementon would have on the surrounding area.
We need to develop a business center, through grants versus through tax breaks to business owners. Our residents bear enough of the tax burden, so we cannot arrive at another situation where business owners are paying little. One thought I have concerning this deals with the new land bank initiative. If small groups or individuals can purchase the growing number of abandoned properties and generate profit and/or profitable commercial buildings that would benefit the area.
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