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COUNCIL: The Stratford Borough Council is the governing body of the municipality and is composed of elected officials. They establish laws, ordinances, and policies for the municipality. An elected Council member serves a 3-year term.

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    Stephen V. Gagliardi
    (Rep)

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    Pat Gilligan
    (Dem)

  • Adrienne Mirenda
    (Rep)

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    Michael G. Tolomeo
    (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?

Campaign Email Gag2280@aol.com
Facebook Page Steve Gagliardi
A 1% increase to build up the towns surplus.
1. Limit executive sessions to keep residents informed. 2. Capital Improvement, purchase and upgrade Public Works equipment that always is breaking down. 3. Redevelopment, attempt to limit housing as not to burden our Schools.
Stratford has shared services in place at this time. Will continue to pursue more if it will benefit Stratford.
Tax breaks for new businesses
Campaign Email pggilligan@gmail.com
Facebook Page Elect Gandy, Gilligan and Tolomeo to Stratford Borough Council
I feel the top priorities in the next municipal budget will be to identify areas where we can save money through things like shared services. We are currently looking into shared services for public works and Municipal Court Services. We are also in the process of searching for a replacement for our Business Administrator. We are always conscious of the impact that monetary commitments have on the taxpayers. We are all neighbors and taxpayers. By investigating shared service agreements, we hope to reduce the costs to the Borough. Also, we are always looking to identify services that we may no longer need and eliminate them from the budget.
I believe the most important issue facing the municipality today is building for our future. Over the past 10 years or so, Stratford has been in dire need of development / re-development. Stratford is home to many Churches / Hospitals and affiliates. We are strapped for ratables. We do not have a lot of open plots of land on which to build. We have a few properties which are prime areas for development / re-development. We have had interest over the years but for one reason or another, the projects have not come. In the past year, we have had many discussions and projects are finally coming to fruition. I look to help the borough by working with the Council to build better relationships and help move projects forward.

I believe that keeping costs down are vital. If we can save costs without sacrificing quality of the services provided to the community, then it is a win! In today's economy with rising costs of living, salary requirements, healthcare, etc., it is very hard to save money without sharing some services. As I stated in an earlier question, Stratford is looking into more shared services to help on two fronts: 1. to help reduce costs and; 2. in these days of Covid, hiring / replacing workers has become a challenge. Entering shared services with local municipalities will help when a shortage of workers exists.
To promote economic development and attract businesses to come to the borough of Stratford, I would listen to the business owners and find out what they need to survive. If there is anything we can do as a borough to help offset costs in the short term, we need to partner with our businesses and do our best to send customers their way. We need to offer realistic tax incentives that will not hurt the borough in the long term.
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Campaign Email mgt004@comcast.net
Facebook Page Elect Gandy, Gilligan and Tolomeo to Stratford Borough Council
I feel the top priorities in the next municipal budget will be to identify areas where we can save money through things like shared services. We are currently looking into shared services for public works and Municipal Court Services. We are also in the process of searching for a replacement for our Business Administrator. We are always conscious of the impact that monetary commitments have on the taxpayers. We are all neighbors and taxpayers. By investigating shared service agreements, we hope to reduce the costs to the Borough. Also, we are always looking to identify services that we may no longer need and eliminate them from the budget.
I believe the most important issue facing the municipality today is building for our future. Over the past 10 years or so, Stratford has been in dire need of development / re-development. Stratford is home to many Churches / Hospitals and affiliates. We are strapped for ratables. We do not have a lot of open plots of land on which to build. We have a few properties which are prime areas for development / re-development. We have had interest over the years but for one reason or another, the projects have not come. In the past year, we have had many discussions and projects are finally coming to fruition. I look to help the borough by working with the Council to build better relationships and help move projects forward.
I believe that keeping costs down are vital. If we can save costs without sacrificing quality of the services provided to the community, then it is a win! In today's economy with rising costs of living, salary requirements, healthcare, etc., it is very hard to save money without sharing some services. As I stated in an earlier question, Stratford is looking into more shared services to help on two fronts: 1. to help reduce costs and; 2. in these days of Covid, hiring / replacing workers has become a challenge. Entering shared services with local municipalities will help when a shortage of workers exists.
To promote economic development and attract businesses to come to the borough of Stratford, I would listen to the business owners and find out what they need to survive. If there is anything we can do as a borough to help offset costs in the short term, we need to partner with our businesses and do our best to send customers their way. We need to offer realistic tax incentives that will not hurt the borough in the long term.