According to the minutes of the Township’s meeting on March 15th, Chapter 58 of the Township Code, is to be repealed on April 5th, when the second reading and final vote for this action is scheduled to take place.
Why should this concern the residents?
Riverwinds Advisory Committee was proposed in 2012 and approved in early 2013, so as “to improving the operations and financial status of the RiverWinds Community Center. ” (Chapter 58.1.A).
The committee, appointed by the Mayor, consisted of a wide range of residents, from business acumen, marketing experience, to legal background that would perform the duties in order to provide an oversight and a transparency to the operation of the center in a cost effective manner.
Prior to the creation of the RAC, Riverwinds Community Center, besides the initial cost the every homeowner continually bears in taxation from the original bonding and debt, ran in the red, thereby costing residents an additional amount of money needed from tax revenue. By 2014, reportedly by the administration, RCC was operating in the black, or at least, argumentatively, better than it has ever been when operating costs were over quarter million dollars in the red.
So, why is Mayor DiCarlo and her team repealing it? Lack of recent meetings or lack of interest by committee members? Or is it that the current administration never did like it, especially the function of the RAC and the additional eyes, ears, and mouths that provide transparency to how our township appropriates and spends our money.
April 5th voice your concerns