Welcome Letter from Mayor Springer
I am truly humbled that the citizens of Eastampton have again elected me to represent them on Township Council and I promise to continue to do my best to serve them in my 3rd term. All who pursue elected office know that their success would not be possible without the strong support of their family and I will never be able to thank my wife Kim, my son Joshua and my daughter Jenna enough for all that they do to support me. This year, 2017 marks my 9th year on Township Council and the second time my fellow Council Members honored me with the opportunity to serve our community as Mayor.
Eastampton has always been, and continues to be, a great place to live and raise a family within a reasonable commute to Philadelphia, New York and all points in between. Our municipal spending and taxes have been stable for the past 4 years, our municipal surplus is adequately funded allowing us to not only fund our road improvement program, but to make long overdue and necessary improvements to our Police Building. We have one of the lowest per capita spending amounts of any municipality in New Jersey and we are blessed with recently improved parks, preserved open space and some of the most scenic areas within Burlington County.
Historically, our town has had one of the lowest ratios of residential to commercial development in the state and, consequently, too much financial burden has been put on our residential taxpayers. This year, I plan to work with Township Council to keep making improvements, moving forward with a greater focus on business. It's a very exciting time in our town's history and there are many positive changes underway. Continued development and redevelopment of our Town Center and Rt. 206 corridor with smart, sustainable positive tax ratables, with a welcoming environment for business will be paramount this year and going forward. I look forward to working with Township Council and our professionals to achieve these goals in the coming year.
On behalf of Township Council, I encourage you to come out to our meetings. They take place the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at the Manor House, beginning at 7:30pm.