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Frenchtown municipal government consists of a mayor and a Borough Council comprised of six council members, with all positions elected at large directly by voters. The mayor serves a four-year term of office during which s/he presides at council meetings, but has no vote except to break ties. Borough Council members serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year. The Borough Council meets in Borough Hall, 29 Second Street at 7:30 p.m. every first Wednesday of the month.

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    Kandy Ferree

  • Liz Johnson

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?

Campaign Address Ferree for Frenchtown Council c/o K. Ferree - Treasurer 37 Fourth Street Frenchtown, NJ 08825
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Three important issues facing Frenchtown are the need for Smart Development, Good Schools and Fair Taxes. Over the past 2 years I have been facilitating the largest non-profit redevelopment project in Frenchtown. This, coupled with 25 years of community service, public health, non-profit management & small business development experience, will allow me to contribute to & lead important initiatives to benefit all Frenchtown residents. My role as a parent has helped me understand the importance of engaging the youth and young adults in current and future decision making. Proactive community engagement and transparent government will produce lasting benefits for Frenchtown's current residents, new business owners and future generations.
Absolutely, but school safety is not something that just occurs inside the FES building nor should it be solely focused on preventing catastrophic events. School safety is grounded in community and relationship building. Frenchtown has a long history of community policing whereby officers are curbside daily at FES - welcoming children, getting to know parents, monitoring traffic and encouraging bicycle safety. One of the most important things municipal leaders can do to keep schools safe is to instill an expectation of openness, fairness, and transparency in community policing whereby officers are not just seen as enforcers but as partners and resources inside the school, in our parks and on the streets all around town.
Frenchtown's Council & Planning Board Members have worked collaboratively to streamline new sign approvals, modernize zoning ordinances, streamline planning board processes and attract new businesses. Yet the costs of starting a business, seeking a variance or improving a private property are just too high. We need to do a much better job at monitoring the performance and minimizing costs of the borough's contracted professionals - lawyers, planners, architects, engineers. By ordinance and written directive, contracted professionals should be expected to enforce the borough's laws and guidelines while minimizing costs to the borough, residents, new business owners and developers seeking to invest in Frenchtown.
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