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Letter: Dems Did Well for West Deptford

The letter writer says Denice DiCarlo should be elected on Nov. 6.

To the Editor:

Like all New Jersey towns, West Deptford has been hard hit by the recession. Jobs have been lost, private development has been put on hold and Sunoco has shut down the local refinery.

On top of all this, the new Republican majority rammed through  settlements of the El Paso-Sunoco tax appeals, which added nearly $33 million in new debt.

Despite these setbacks, Standard and Poor’s recently gave West Deptford an A-/Stable debt rating, the same as last year, even after the township took on the $33 million to settle the refinery tax appeals. The reason for this good rating: West Deptford Energy power plant is now a reality, under construction, and will pay West Deptford $107 million in taxes over the next 20 years.

West Deptford and Gloucester County are better off than most of New Jersey and West Deptford still has the sixth-lowest tax rate in Gloucester County. The services provided by the township are second to none, and South Jersey Magazine has once again named West Deptford as a “Top Ten” community.

West Deptford is weathering the economic storm better than other towns because of the solid foundation built over the last 30 years by Democrat leadership.

Playing an old political game, the Republicans would like to take credit for everything good in West Deptford, despite being in control for only nine months.

West Deptford’s solid foundation and great reputation was not built in the last nine months under Republican control of our township.

Denice DiCarlo understands that it was notDiCarlo wants to build on our community’s solid foundation, not tear it down. Negative politics won’t make the future better for West Deptford families. Let’s focus on a positive future for West Deptford by electing Denice DiCarlo to Township Committee.

James M. Hink
West Deptford Township

Have something to say on a West Deptford issue? Email your letter to the editor to westdeptford@patch.com.

William Libby October 29, 2012 at 05:42 PM
I see the lies continue. Even I am aware that the Mayor makes the call on that. Not sure if you are aware but the Mayor is in charge of public safety for town!
anonymous October 30, 2012 at 12:33 AM
libby you are more of an idiot than I thought.the mayor yes in charge of public safety which comes under the police department.trash pick up comes under public works in which Dicarlo is in charge she blunder so quit makes excuses for her she ordered trash pick up employees and drivers to report. so before you comment know the facts. I'm pissed because I was one of them.
Dave October 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Wayne are you for real. Can't spell, can't form to intelligent words together,write a sentence or craft a thought. I don't know what's worse your rambling scrambling thought process or your rediculious rants that don't hold water. If the dems want you for a mouthpiece they don't have a chance next Tuesday. Keep up the good work.
ThomasJefferson October 30, 2012 at 01:31 PM
All , repeat All, decisions regarding schedule changes are made by day to day operations manager and approved by the Admin. and mayor.
Wayne Klotz October 30, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Dave; what a new name to use again? Anonymous, get real. If you do work for the township you would know that the mayor makes all the calls.

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