Based on the public discussion, it is unclear who made this decision, but very clear that not all the commissioners were aware of this policy change for something that has been in place since 2005. Ironically, a commissioner who is typically in the majority of the 3-2 decisions, stated earlier this year that the township exceeded budget expectations in 2020 and ended up with a “surplus.” Residents are wondering why, then, is this relatively miniscule expense been targeted for cuts after a “surplus” year?”
I’m committed to call
“balls and strikes” as I see them in this blog. In light of a
supposed budget “surplus”, is this the year to impose a greater
financial burden on our families and their young athletes as we get
back to some semblance of normal life?
Thankfully, a pinch hitter stepped up to the plate . . . hearing this news, a longtime township resident started a GoFundMe account this week to help defray the cost to the families in the township. Within 48 hours, they have reached over 70% of their goal.
How do you see this . . . did the township leave our youth groups stranded on base, or is this right time to enforce the “rules” and let the residents go to bat for themselves??