Answers to the 2022 Election Day poll from the questions you were asked
You were asked the question, now we learn the answer(s) for Election Day 2022 in Ocean County and Monmouth County.
There were a few municipal voting questions for towns on the Jersey Shore that were asked of voters in all polls Tuesday.
As the votes were counted and tallied by the Ocean County Clerk’s Office/Local Elections and the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office/Local Elections, we have these results.
Here are the answers to the Election Day 2022 poll questions in Monmouth County and Ocean County.
Answers to Ocean County voting questions.
“Should the Township of Barnegat pass by-laws prohibiting the posting of signs on public property and in the township’s public right-of-way?”
“The township has been inundated with private signs placed on public property, which has resulted in significant cost and expense for the township to be removed. If the referendum question is accepted, Barnegat Township may amend its township code to prohibit installing signs on public property.”
PROJECTED ANSWER: YES
“The Ocean Township Board of Education is seeking to increase the tax levy by $840,000 in an effort to maintain the employment of 8 teachers currently funded by the expiration of federal COVID Grant funds. Since the implementation of the funding formula 2018 Public Schools Review, the Ocean Township School District has realized a cumulative loss of state funding of $4.7 million to date Approval of this matter will maintain current guidelines on the class sizes of less than 28 students per class in kindergarten through grade 6. These expenses are in addition to those required to meet New Jersey student learning standards. Approval will result in a permanent increase in the tax levy of the district.
PROJECTED ANSWER: YES
Answers to Monmouth County voting questions.
“Should the Borough of Bradley Beach renovate its Borough-owned real estate and currently vacant structure located at 319 LaReine Avenue, Block 41, Lot 1, to create a Municipal Community Center, at an estimated cost of $10,000,000?”
“Voting YES means that you want the borough to take the necessary steps to renovate the public property and vacant structure located at 319 LaReine Avenue, block 41, lot 1, in order to create a municipal community center there, at the estimated cost of $10,000,000.
Voting NO means that you do not want the borough to take the necessary steps to renovate public property and the vacant structure located at 319 LaReine Avenue, block 41, lot 1, in order to create a municipal community center there, at the cost estimated at $10,000,000. “
PROJECTED ANSWER: NO
“If Freehold Township were to increase the levy for the Freehold Township Open Space, Recreation, Floodplain Protection, and Farmland Historic Preservation Trust Fund, from the annual levy of $0.03 per $100.00 of equalized assessment to $0.04 per $100.00 equalized valuation, for any or all of the statutory purposes set forth in NJSA 40:12-15.7(a)?”
“The Township of Freehold currently maintains an open space trust fund with a dedicated tax levy of $0.03 per $100.00 of equalized assessment. This referendum is seeking voter approval for an increase in the dedicated tax levy from one cent to $0.04 per $100.00 of equalized assessment.The increase would fund various purposes such as additional open space acquisitions and improvements to open space and park properties.
PROJECTED ANSWER: YES
“Will the COUNCIL DIRECTOR’S PLAN of the Optional Municipal Charter Act, providing for SEVEN (7) council members to be ELECTED AT-LARGE to staggered terms in NON-Partisan elections to be held in MAY, with the MAYOR ELECTED DIRECTLY BY THE VOTERS, with a second round of elections to take place afterwards if a sufficient number of candidates do not obtain a majority of the votes, to be adopted by the borough of Red Bank?”
“Red Bank Borough voters are being asked to approve a change in Red Bank’s form of government from borough to council director form under the Optional Municipal Charter Act, commonly referred to as Faulkner law.
If approved, Red Bank will be governed by a seven (7) member council, which includes a directly elected mayor, who serves as a voting member of the council. The council will exercise legislative powers and establish municipal policy for Red Bank. Council will appoint a City Manager, who will exercise all executive and administrative powers.
The City Manager sits at the pleasure of Council, subject to removal by a simple majority vote. The Mayor will be directly elected by voters for a term of four (4) years.
The other members of the Board will be elected for staggered terms of four (4) years each. In order to initiate staggered terms, four (4) of the council members elected under the new form of government will only serve for two (2) years, to be determined by lot at the organizational meeting of the first council.
The other two (2) members of Council and the Mayor would serve an initial term of four (4) years, with a municipal election held every two (2) years. The council is elected by popular vote in nonpartisan elections held on the second Tuesday in May.
If a sufficient number of mayoral and/or council candidates do not achieve a majority of votes, a potential run-off for the position would take place in June.
After the new Council is installed, he may choose to move subsequent nonpartisan elections to general election day in November, with potential elections in December.
If the change of government is approved by voters, the first municipal election will be held on May 9, 2023 and the new mayor and council members will be installed on July 1, 2023.”
PROJECTED ANSWER: YES
If you have additional questions about Election Day matters, please visit the website for the Ocean County Clerk’s Office and Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.
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