Mayor Paul Medany’s Monthly Message - March 2017
The month of March can be very interesting, winter technically is not over and we are looking forward to the first day of spring this month. As usual, we have many events coming up including the Easter egg hunt and our shredding event. Check the website for dates and times.
March is Read across America month, Mayor and Council will be in our schools and library reading books to our children. This is a great opportunity to publicize reading and to celebrate the work our educators do on a daily basis. We encourage everyone to visit our Deptford Library to discover and rejuvenate the benefits of reading and learning. The library holds weekly events for children and adults. Our Library was also just voted as the Most Loved Library.
As you may have heard we are currently registering folks for garden plots at our Deptford farm site. This is a terrific opportunity for families and gardeners, growing your very own healthy food plus just having fun and meeting other garden enthusiasts. Along with the soon to open museum, our plan is for the farm to become a center of cultural, environmental and educational experiences.
Township Council will be finalizing our municipal budget soon; we continue to be in a very strong financial position. We have a five year revolving financial strategy, this has enabled us to lower debt, keep a strong fund balance, maintain AA bond ratings and most importantly provide you with tax stabilization and tax relief.
Increasing home values, keeping neighborhoods safe, maintaining and improving roads and utilities, providing the best event schedule of any municipality are all part of what Township Council is constantly working on. Deptford Township is the place to be and our residents, friends and neighbors are what will keep us in that place. Happy Spring!