Courage to Connect NJ Makes Substantial Grant to Roxbury – Mount Arlington Study Commission
In its role as New Jersey’s matchmaker of municipal entities, Courage to Connect NJ on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, will award the Roxbury Mount Arlington Study Commission a grant of $7,500 to sustain the commission’s study of a groundbreaking initiative in New Jersey– consolidating both municipalities (Roxbury and Mount Arlington) and their schools. In March 2014, members of the these two Morris County municipalities petitioned the New Jersey Department of Community affairs to form the Roxbury Mount Arlington Study Commission to consider the consolidation of Roxbury Township and its neighboring municipality of Mount Arlington.
The commission’s efforts, however, have been stymied, because of the lack of state funding to support the consolidation study activities. Even though the state has lent lip-service encouragement to the principle of consolidation, New Jersey has failed to lend pocket-book support.Read more
PRINCETON, N.J. (WSYR-TV) - Whether you know it or not, our community is at a key moment in time that could impact generations to come.
The recommendation from the Consensus Commission on modern government made earlier this year would instantly make Syracuse the second largest city in New York State if voted on and approved this November.
However, there seems to be a variety of opinions on forming a new metropolitan government— joining the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County into one entity.
NewsChannel 9’s Jeff Kulikowsky traveled to Princeton, New Jersey, which was facing a critical crossroads much like us, and six years ago two Princetons decided to become one consolidated government.Read more
Chad Goerner, the former Princeton Township mayor who was the driving force behind the successful consolidation of the Princetons — after six previous consolidation attempts failed — has published a new book, “A Tale of Two Tigers,” that describes how it was done, and what more needs to be done to make it easier for municipal mergers to occur elsewhere in New Jersey. He responded to a number of our questions aimed at better understanding the consolidation process, the pitfalls and the rewards.Read more
By eliminating fewer than two dozen words from the state budget, Gov. Chris Christie has given himself the power to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in funding that New Jersey's municipalities use to hold down property taxes, local government experts say.
Citizens representing Roxbury and Mount Arlington need your help to fund their municipal consolidation study commission. Donate for change!
Many said it couldn’t be done. However, in November 2011, 61 percent of Princeton Borough residents and a whopping 85 percent of Princeton Township residents voted to consolidate into one town known simply as Princeton, effective in 2013.Read more
ROXBURY TWP.- The state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for firms to perform an independent impact study for the Roxbury and Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission.
Craig Heard testifies before state legislators, urging them to comply with law relating to municipal consolidation efforts.Read more
If you love New Jersey and you don’t want runaway property taxes to destroy your life, you have one chance to save the state.Read more