Clueless Growth

Dear Mr. Growth,

How many times do you have to be told and shown that your piddling little “ratables” actually cost the township more than they bring in? I’ve posted 3 or 4 studies that show towns with more “ratables” don’t get tax relief.  You use the example of Freehold as some shining example of how “ratables” keep taxes down… well, in 2007 the muni rate went up almost 5% and in 2008 it went up almost 10%. So how is it working out for them?

I constantly wonder about your exclusive focus on revenue, revenue, revenue without ever considering that these “ratables” cost the township money too.

I found out that ratables cost the township money by reading this ->


Maybe you should read it too and you’ll see how blinded by growth you really are. You never met a project you didn’t like, and you seemingly fail to realize you’re turning Howell into Edison, depriving your grandchildren of the natural beauty you moved here for.

So really George. When are you and your kind going to get it? Growth creates problems which you think the only solution is more growth. What was that definition of insanity again?