Ryan D. Green believes that Manalapan is a great place to live—but he also believes that there is more we can do to make our community even better. That effort begins with strong leadership on the Township Committee. We need a leader who will focus on the issues that matter and really get the job done for Manalapan: Ryan D. Green.
Every time we open our tax bills, property taxes in Manalapan seem to be going up. The municipal tax rate for 2009 has increased, as a result of the partisan budget passed by Mayor Klauber (News Transcript, 7/1/09). To reduce the tax burden on the residents of Manalapan, Ryan D. Green will lead the charge to cut wasteful spending and make our municipal government more efficient. It’s what he did as a member of the Manalapan-Englishtown Board of Education:
- Re-structured our schools to save $1.4 million in taxpayer dollars.
- From 2008 to 2009, school taxes were reduced by over $600,000.
Ryan D. Green will cut wasteful spending, expand our shared services, and find new sources of revenue for the township:
-Ryan D. Green will not have the taxpayers of Manalapan pay for his health insurance, saving thousands of taxpayer dollars. Mayor Klauber currently receives FREE health insurance at your expense.
-As a member of the Board of Education, Ryan D. Green has been at the table since the beginning and has achieved real shared services agreements with Manalapan Township. For instance, Manalapan Township saves thousands of dollars annually by using school district buses for the summer recreation program. In exchange, parking lots are re-paved at district schools, at a significantly lower cost.
-Ryan D. Green will aggressively pursue new sources of revenue for the township, including possible advertising on our sports fields. If done in a tasteful manner and properly regulated by the Township Committee, advertising could be a strong revenue source to offset taxes.
Bipartisanship on the Township Committee
The Manalapan Township Committee has become a political circus, and it’s costing taxpayers money. Frivolous lawsuits and personal vendettas are taking the focus off the issues that matter. Ryan D. Green has a proven record of bipartisanship on the Board of Education, where personal differences are put aside to do what’s right for residents. Ryan will do the same as a member of the Manalapan Township Committee.
Ryan D. Green is a strong proponent for maintaining open space in Manalapan Township. The scenic beauty of our community must be maintained. In addition, further development will strain our schools, our roads, and our municipal services, which will inevitably lead to higher taxes. Unfortunately, Ryan’s opponent recently endorsed a plan to develop open space into a 110 unit apartment complex.
Manalapan Township has not preserved as much open space as my opponent would have you believe. Townships such as Freehold and Millstone have preserved far more acres than Manalapan. In addition, Democratic members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders have recently looked to undermine open space initiatives (Asbury Park Press, 3/6/09). We can do better. As a member of the Manalapan Township Committee, Ryan D. Green will work to increase preservation of open space.
With so many of our residents commuting to New York City, finding additional sites for commuter parking needs to be a priority for the Township Committee. Last year, in an unfortunate political ploy, my opponent and members of his party claimed that more commuter parking would be available at Monmouth Heights Swim Club. This turned out not to be true and no additional commuter parking is currently available (News Transcript, 11/12/08).
Even more frustrating, the Township Committee has ignored the efforts of the Transportation Committee—plans are currently being explored to provide commuter parking at the Englishtown Auction. This could yield a significant number of parking spaces, greatly benefiting our commuters. Ryan D. Green will work with the Transportation Committee to make this idea a reality.
Recycling and the Environment
Manalapan Township needs to improve its record when it comes to recycling. As a member of the Township Committee, Ryan D. Green will make recycling and environmental issues a priority once again.
Ryan is already moving forward in this area. He has been at the table since the beginning regarding an energy audit of all the buildings in the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District. This audit will identify areas of energy waste, so that energy can be used more efficiently. This saves money for the taxpayers and helps to preserve our environment.
The Right Experience to Make a Difference
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