Fair Lawn roads have been heavily damaged because of harsh winter weather. We have too many potholes, and water main breaks are becoming more and more frequent. The Fair Lawn Council recently added more funding to improve our roads and I will continue to look for long term fixes to these problems. Since many of the major roads in Fair Lawn are owned by the County and there are some very dangerous intersections the County needs to fix, I will continue to work with Bergen County representatives to bring solutions to Fair Lawn.
I will also be working on stabilizing our taxes by planning long-term. We have great services in Fair Lawn and we have to find a way to maintain them while keeping costs down. I and
another member of the Council will be working on finding long-term solutions for our future.
On the national level, the Biggert Waters Act can have a huge impact on local residents who live along the Passaic and Saddle Rivers. I am proposing that the Council reach out to our federal representatives in a show of solidarity to delay implementation of this act. If the House of Representatives does not prevent this bill from being passed, insurance rates for many of our neighbors will increase dramatically.
At our February 25th Council meeting, a resident spoke about our U.S. veterans’ ongoing needs. I will be working with the Council to petition Congress to do more to help our returning men and women, especially when it comes to funding treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
By Kurt Peluso, Fair Lawn Council Member