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What Would You Improve in Chatham in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Chatham, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Chatham to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your Chatham wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!

zak January 02, 2013 at 06:11 PM
It's called the Chatham Train Station not the Chatham Borough Train Station. Everyone living in Chatham should have equal opportunity to get a parking permit. Lafayette School & Chatham High School are located in the township. It would be wrong to differentiate borough kids from township kids. It doesn't matter that the train station is on borough property, people would be PAYING to get parking permits. Schools run on tax money. Township pays more taxes than the borough, that doesn't mean their kids should get better seats in the school than borough kids.
chakamojo January 03, 2013 at 12:44 AM
I agree Zak. The whole situation of borough residents thinking they "own" the train station has gone too far - in fact, its probably owned by NJ Transit. If our monies are pooled to school our children then every resident of Chatham (Borough and Township) should have a right to get on the train station waiting list. t will happen one day soon.
Aware Parent January 03, 2013 at 03:25 AM
Zak, not sure what "township pays more taxes has to do with anything" but the Borough tax rate is higher last I checked. Also, "chakamojo, Borough residents do not think they own anything and NJ Transit, and this is a fact, "owns the station and the rail, but the Borough owns the property off of the curb - please see the tax records. This is public record. The schools are merged for cost reasons. However, are you aware that the crossing guards at Lafayette and the high school are paid for by the township, why - BECAUSE IT IS TOWNSHIP PROPERTY, even though the schools are merged. The guards at WAS and MILTON are Borough paid, and at SBS, township paid. A crossing guard was just posted on Dellwood Avenue, where township and borough property intersect and guess who pays for the crossing guard there, BOTH township and borough. The station lot is owned by the borough and paid for by taxpayers of the borough. This is not meant to seem like borough residents think they own something - the "Borough of Chatham" owns it. Part of each town's taxes go towards school taxes, but they are not pooled in anyway. Every town does it this way- if you are a resident in the town where the station is, your get a permit because the town owns the lot. As far as I am concerned, let the towns merge, and then everyone is entitled to a permit, and our towns save money on government and public services!!
zak January 03, 2013 at 09:45 AM
The gist of my comment was equal rights for every Chatham resident. How would borough residents feel if township residents had parking permits for the High School parking lot since it's located in the township?
llbxy January 10, 2013 at 01:13 AM
By that logic we should all be allowed to park in your driveway. The HS parking lot is located in the Township, but it is not owned by the Township.

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