Renewing America's Promise

 

We come together at a defining moment in the history of our nation – the nation that led the 20th century, built a thriving middle class, defeated fascism and communism, and provided bountiful opportunity to many.

 

We Democrats have a special commitment to this promise of America.

 

We believe that every American, whatever their background or station in life, should have the chance to get a good education, to work at a good job with good wages, to raise and provide for a family, to live in safe surroundings, and to retire with dignity and security.

 

We believe that each succeeding generation should have the opportunity, through hard work, service and sacrifice, to enjoy a brighter future than the last.

 

These ideals transform themselves into policy making by Democrats on the Freehold Borough Council to improve the quality of life for every resident.

 

Detailed to the right are accomplishments and achievements that help make Freehold Borough a better place to live and work.

 

 

 

Freehold Borough Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accomplishments & Achievements

 

Downtown Development:

• First class downtown district that attracts visitors from all over the region.

• Implementation of the "Downtown Vision Study."

• Designated as one of the “Great Places of New Jersey 2013” by the American Planning Association New Jersey Chapter (APA-NJ).

 

Planning & Zoning:

• Working with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to designate Freehold Borough as a "Transit Village" by the NJDOT.

• Protecting business interests and residential neighborhoods.

• Combined planning and zoning functions for cost savings and continuity of vision.

American Hotel, Richmond House, Exquisite Caterers, and Habitat for Humanity (Silverts) planning applications.

Nestle's $40 Million Expansion plan approval.

 

Housing:

• Comprehensive housing fairs to educate the public about purchasing a home.

• Introduction of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency "Live Where You Work Program" & "The New Jersey Home Keeper Program."

• Utilized "World Changers" to rehabilitate housing for seniors, the disabled and people in need.

 

Fiscal Responsibility & Finance:

Stable tax rate with minimal increases.

• Municipal leader in shared services with four other towns, Monmouth County and the State of New Jersey. Click for list of services.

• Member of New Jersey's largest shared services "think tank" - the Central Jersey Council of Governments.

• First municipality in New Jersey to use participatory budgeting for capital projects.

 

Education Support:

• Excellent relationship with the Freehold Regional High School and the Freehold Borough School Districts.

• Lobbied the State of New Jersey for additional school aid for Freehold's children.

• Council members are active participants on the Freehold Borough Educational Foundation and the 21st Century Community Learning Center after school program.

 

Senior Citizens:

• Sponsors senior concerts, holiday party and other cultural activities.

• Monthly senior meetings with council representative.

• Provides Borough bus for senior transportation needs.

 

Infrastructure Improvements:

• Residential sidewalk replacement program.

• Proposed two-year road repair plan for Schiverea, Frances, Phyllis, Bennett, Hudson, Second, Ford and the Freehold Borough - Wide Road Repair Program. Click here for the roadwork map.

Shade Tree Maintenance Program. Click for tree removal story.

• Our recently updated water plant provides great-tasting low-cost per gallon water that meets all New Jersey state guidelines.

Restoration of Elk's Point (Rt 537 & Rt 79).

 

Job Creation & Economic Development:

• Job fairs to increase employment in Freehold Borough.

• Networking with County Government to bring jobs to the Freehold area.

• Works with the Freehold Center Partnership to attract business to the area.

 

Crime Prevention & Public Safety:

• Substantially lower crime rate in every category compared to 15 years ago.

N. J. Accredited Law Enforcement Agency

• Police foot and bike patrols in downtown and community policing initiative in neighborhoods.

• One of the most respected volunteer Fire Departments in the State of New Jersey.

July 29, 2012 Super Cell and Hurricane Sandy emergency response.

 

Special Events:

• Sponsors and organizes the Freehold Memorial Day Parade.

• 4th of July Fireworks, Freehold Idol, Halloween Spooktacular, Olde Freehold Day, Holiday Events and the Summer concerts series.

 

Recreation Opportunities:

• More parks per square mile than any other municipality in Monmouth County.

• Award winning Little League fields at Community Park.

• Provides funding for many groups and activities such as the Freehold Borough Little League, Freehold Borough Flag Football, Halloween Spooktacular and the YMCA summer program.