Mayor Highlights Stimulus Fund Requests from Town

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Mayor Thomas Vahalla, in the most recent Metuchen Messenger, highlights the projects that Metuchen, through the County Planner's office, has officially requested stimulus fund monies for:

      • construction of a parking structure
      • an extension of the Metuchen train station platform
      • storm sewer line replacemens from Main to Lake
      • construction of new sidewalks and curbs on Main Street in the downtown business area
      • Charles Field resurfacing.

Getting a chunk of dwindling State aid will require due diligence and the Mayor says that the town is pursuing these funds aggressively.

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Not funny at all and not mutually exclusive statements. Notice how he said "we"? He is including himself. Not very "curious" at all.

Seems like you are looking to find fault with him regardless of what he does.

Isn't it funny how the Mayor states in one paragraph, "My efforts and record as Mayor of Metuchen support my campaign policies and
visions." And then in the next says, "This year with all of the challenges we must face we will only be judged to be successful if we put aside personalities, egos, and especially political agenda, and work for what is best for Metuchen's residents."

So which is it? His policies and visions were OK but someone else's are not? Or is he talking about himself and setting aside his own promises this year to find consensus? Curious choice of words.

I think at the end of the day, ALL of our elected officials are doing what they think is best for the long term stability and viability of Metuchen. That is why we chose them. Just because some have differing opinions doesn't mean they are out to take over the world and have some devious, secret "agenda".

The first three projects make sense. The last two don't.

Only a few of the sidewalks on Main Street are in bad shape. How about enforcing the ordinance that says that property owners are responsible for the sidewalks.

And although I support the field project, is it really a priority in this economy?

At a previous council meeting he said it was a Halsey Street parking structure. At this Monday's meeting the mayor said they are having a meeting tonight (3/18) with Halsey Street residents, who were quite surprised by it.

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