We will be revisiting our procedures and making recommendations to protect our office. The office did as we have always done and directed the requestor to contact the borough clerk. There were no secrets, no hiding of information.
Since I have become president we have been repeatedly OPRA requested for the same information from a few individuals and the information has been provided for each of these requests once received by the Borough Clerk. It has always been the practice of this organization to answer all the requests in a timely fashion. This is very costly however as we are paying money for an assistant to do the same OPRA requests repeatedly. It takes time away from us from doing the things we are supposed to be doing, which is Promote Rutherford.
Yes, I understand that only a few property owners are paying an assessment…. I am one of them. We would like to bring people to Rutherford and see the streets full again. We are a commuter town and we should be advertising, as we have wonderful restaurants, merchants and professionals. Our community has reached out us to bring back the wonderful feelingwe once had in this town. I know that feeling is not gone because we see it every time we bring people to downtown and you see the faces of their children.
Let us all stop the misinformation that is going around. Stay informed. I have nothing to hide, nor does the RDP. There needs to be a compromise and I will work with our Board to continue to move forward. I want to thank the Board for standing behind me. They are very hard working volunteers who are trying to promote Rutherford so we can all be proud.