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Poll: What is Fair Lawn's Most Pressing Issue in 2012?

Vote in the poll or tell us in the comments

While last  was , there was one thing that everyone in attendance seemed to agree on: 2012 would be a challenging year.

As longtime Fair Lawn political operative Marv Levitt said afterward, "I wish the council a lot of luck because they’re going to have problems over the next two years, no matter what party they are."

At a time when residents continue to struggle financially in the rocky economy, the primary issue for both parties has become limiting the tax burden.

Republican-specific goals include resisting overdevelopment and restoring a positive workplace environment for borough employees, while the Democrats on council have repeatedly stressed the importance of maintaining amenities like Memorial Pool and the public library.

On the campaign trail last year, other hot-button issues included flood control and preparedness, and the resolution of costly lawsuits.

However you slice it, the new council has a lot on their plate heading into the new year.

What do you think should be its top priority?

Marinus Broekman January 10, 2012 at 11:44 AM
All of the items listed are important. However, another item that is very important was left off the listing - fixing the roads. The winter has not yet been here and that is very fortunate, because the many cracks in the roads would have led by now to enormous potholes. An accelerated program to fix both town and county roads needs to be in place to keep people and cars moving!
CutterPride January 10, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Did Patch just quote Marv Levitt? And as "a political operative"? Can we all agree, as Republicans, Democrats, and Miscellaneous (see Stu, I didn't forget you!), that Patch has officially lost serious credibility.
Stuart Pace January 10, 2012 at 03:16 PM
lol-now thats funny CP
Stuart Pace January 10, 2012 at 03:17 PM
can you remind Ed that I ran? LOL!!
Julia Enerson January 10, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Marvelous Marv the political operative, indeed. I can't begin to tell you about how he wanted to get involved in Stuart's campaign (Note to Deputy Mayor Trawinski there were a total of 7 candidates, including the Independent one you hoped wouldn't win...).
* January 10, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Marv an operative?!.... ..Ive seen better advice in fortune cookies
fl_res January 10, 2012 at 09:19 PM
I agree almost every road in Fair Lawn has been torn up and not fixed properly.
Julia Enerson January 10, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Marv Levitt has given much good advice. You may not like him personally, but he has been involved and has had a positive impact on Fair Lawn. And let's define "operative": it's someone who is involved and has influence.
* January 11, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Julia, I neither know or dislike mr levitt.,however i have read many of his nonsensical partisan letters to the editor of Community News....if that has influence over you that explains everythin

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