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“You had to know there was a shortfall before the election.”

November 30, 2009

Well, the Democrats’ house of cards finally fell in Cherry Hill.

Despite Republicans predicting this throughout the campaign, Democrats held the Township up as a standard in fiscal responsibility. Cherry Hill residents must now face the unfortunate reality that their elected leader mislead them – to the tune of a tax increase (as opposed to a previously announced 42 cent cut).

Timing of proposed Cherry Hill fee hike irks many

A proposed sewerage fee hike in Cherry Hill has drawn criticism that township leaders delayed announcing the increase until after the Nov. 3 council election…

Councilman Frank Falcone, a Democrat who said he decided not to run for reelection this year over differences with Platt, was one of two council members who voted against the fee increase. The ordinances detailing the hikes were given their first reading Monday and will go up for final approval Dec. 13.

Asked whether he believed that the administration delayed the announcement because of the election, in which Platt’s Democratic ticket took all four open council seats, Falcone said he had no comment.

“I’m trying to go out gracefully,” he said.

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