If you are from Gloucester Township, you may not realize it, but "Pay to Play" does cost you. Let's look at the numbers, and you decide for yourself.
Gloucester Township collects taxes from every home owner in the township. It is for County and local services, which include, Police, trash collection, and other municipal services.
Sometimes, contractors, vendors, and engineers are needed to help provide these services. Well, one of those services is the Engineering services of Remington & Vernick.
They charge a fee to the township, for surveying, for future and current services and projects, as they have in the past, like the timing of the "red light cameras".
Remington & Vernick have been paid in recent years no less than $100,000 per month, or $1.2 MILLION per year for those fees. Sometimes just for "consulting".
So when you look at the amount of "political" contributions and donations, that they have made to the 5 or more Gloucester Township Democratic Political Action Committees (PACS),
you may wonder, is the township being overcharged?, and if so the taxpayers being overcharged? Is Remington & Vernick having such a profitable time, Are they just feeling charitable?
Since 2007, the Gloucester Township Democratic organization, PACS, and Team Mayer have received $300,350 in donations to date, and this year is another election year.
The donations may come in increments of $5,000 at a time, multiple times of year. That $5000 amount is to many of the 5 Political Action Committees run by the local Democratic party, and Team Mayer. So, think about it this way. If that $300,000 goes back to the taxpayers, rather than political donations, it would reduce the tax burden. Especially if that was multiplied times the other donors that do business in Gloucester Township. Remington & Vernick are just amoungst the bigger donors. An easier way of doing that is to just have R & V reduce the amount of fees, rather than political donations, the tax burden would already be reduced. It just that your local Gloucester Township Progressive government would rather find new ways to spend and waste it, rather that reduce the tax burden, and lower taxes.
A very simple way to put it. Remington & Vernick could stop making political donations and help lower our taxes. $300,350. That would help many people struggling to keep their homes and put food on the table. Maybe even save them enough to pay their high property taxes, or keep their home for going up for tax sale.
Either way, your tax dollars wind up in the hands of Gloucester Township Democratic politicians in the way of donations.
Think about that on election day this November.