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What Would You Ask the Holmdel Candidates?

November 8 is approaching, and elections have consequences. If you had the chance, what would you ask of the candidates?

Attention Holmdel voters: there are only 21 days left until election day.  On Tuesday, November 8, you'll be able to cast your votes to fill two seats on the 5-member Holmdel Township Committee. 

What would you like to ask the candidates?

Patch will put together a list of your questions to ask both sides, then we'll publish their answers.  If you'd like to know where they stand on property taxes, Lucent redevelopment, municipal services (leaf, snow, and trash removal), the BRSA Commission, energy conservation, environmental protection, Holmdel's emergency preparedness -- or anything else -- now is your chance. What do you, the voters, think the issues are?

Below are the candidates:

Position Republican Party
Democratic Party
Township Committee
Patrick Impreveduto
H. Brian McFarland
Township Committee
Greg Buontempo
Anish Kumar



What the positions mean to Holmdel:

According to the Township website Holmdel operates under the Township form of municipal government. The Township Committee, which is the Governing Body, consists of 5 members elected at large for 3-year overlapping terms. But Holmdel residents don't elect their mayor directly.  The 5 members of the Committee vote to select the mayor and deputy mayor at their annual reorganization meeting in early January.  The mayor gets to appoint residents to fill planning and zoning boards, as well as other committees.

Further, the Township Committee "exercises control over the conduct of municipal business by means of legislation through ordinances or resolutions, approval and adoption of the annual budget and the formulation of policy to be carried out by the staff."

The Township Committee is currently comprised of Mayor Patrick Impreveduto (R), Deputy Mayor Serena DiMaso (R), Committeeman Rocco Pascucci (R), Committeeman Larry Fink (D), and Committeeman Eric Hinds (R).

Impreveduto's and Pascucci's terms are up. Pascucci has announced he will not seek re-election.

In 2011, in the range of $2,600 to $4,300 a year. The mayor receives a salary of $2,800 - $5,000 a year.

The Township Commitee meets every two weeks for regular meetings at Town Hall which are open to the public for observation and comment.  The Township Committee may also conduct business in Executive session which is closed to the public.  Members also represent Holmdel at official and community functions throughout the year.

The mayor and deputy mayor also perform marriage ceremonies upon request.

 

 

 



bud October 19, 2011 at 05:01 PM
Question on behalf of most of Holmdel Taxpayers. What is REALLY going on with the Lucent/Alcatel/Bell Labs property?
Frank October 19, 2011 at 07:51 PM
the Lucent property has to be gotten back on township tax base- what ratables types do you support in that property?
Jeff Gollin October 20, 2011 at 12:39 AM
I'd like to know how each candidate would balance the (sometimes conflicting) priorities of development, ratables, environmental protection, affordable housing, quality of life and impact of population density against one another.
bud October 20, 2011 at 03:45 PM
Plenty of affordable housing all over NJ, even more all over the USA. More coming. I wouldn't worry too much about new development in the near future either, since banks will no longer loan money for this purpose.

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