There’s an old adage: You can fool some of the people some of the time and you can fool  some people all of the time but you can’t fool  ALL of the people All of the time!

The man who serves as mayor of Middletown this year (elected by four votes,one his own)  has far more pressing responsibilities than photo ops considering the financial mismanagement of the township budget. The municipal  financial crises remains unresolved six months into the budget year and the budget will be presented  in July to the taxpayers.

Just another error in judgement by Gerard Scharfenberger. The public is well aware this man faces the voters in November. Too bad his priorities are again misplaced as they were when he proposed artificial turf fields during the current deep country wide recession with a near 10 percent unemployment rate. Seems campaign endeavors  are more important than resolving  the township’s huge budget deficit and the ridiculous over 13 percent increase in the tax burden to support the proposed municipal budget.

Now that ” picture”  leaves plenty to be desired by your residents,”Mr. Mayor” !!

Barbara R. Thorpe
Lincroft; N.J.

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