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2018 Borough Council Goals

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Fiscal Strength & Operational Effectiveness:  Ensure efficient use of resources and support operational effectiveness

  • Adopt fiscally responsible 2018 Operating Budget and 2018 Capital Budget in alignment with Borough priorities
  • Continue to develop and implement an effective, timely quarterly budget review process
  • Introduce a 10-year capital plan assessing the long-range needs of the community to ensure effective management of capital assets
  • Support pursuit of grant opportunities by the Borough administration and committees with focus on street paving, public safety facilities and equipment, Sunset dam, and environmental initiatives
  • Support the successful transition of Borough administration to the new Borough Manager
  • Communicate a clear set of expectations around procedural “basics” for administration, committees, and Council

Openness & Responsiveness:  Inform and engage the community

  • Support continued improvement of communication to residents


  • Foster volunteerism that is inclusive, connected and collaborative, including support for the successful recruitment, orientation and recognition of volunteers
  • Enhance communication with schools, community organizations, local businesses, county officials, and neighboring communities to foster strong relationships

Services & Infrastructure:  Provide high quality services, programs and infrastructure

  • Identify opportunities for expanded shared services and revisit existing arrangements to evaluate satisfaction with services and fiscal savings
  • Complete review of Resident Survey findings and address service issues identified in the survey
  • Support the successful on-time, on-budget completion of all approved capital projects, including new facilities at Island Beach and Birchwood Lake
  • Adopt final plan to address Public Safety/Borough Hall facility needs and support preparations for maintained Borough operations while construction/renovation work is being completed

Environmental Stewardship & Community Development:  Preserve ML’s environmental resources and foster the unique character of the community

  • Provide support for environmental education and sustainability initiatives
  • Develop a deeper understanding of issues regarding the Borough’s water supply
  • Support economic development initiatives that increase commercial ratables and are a benefit to the community
  • Continue to monitor Affordable Housing issues and progress on the Borough’s Affordable Housing Plan