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Dear Mr.Magna,
Hello I am a 7th grader at Nagel Middle School. I'm doing a project were we are comparing Rome's problems to today's. I hoping you would answer a few questions. First I was wondering how do you fund the upkeep public projects since we are in recission? Second how are funding new projects and the workers? Finally are you hoping the workers who now have jobs will pay for the projects in taxes.

Please reply at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your interest and good questions regarding the Township’s projects and workers. Most of the construction projects that have occurred in our community have been through contracts using private firms. Thus, these are not additional Township employees and we have the ability to cut back on projects. The Township’s financial health is very strong and we have reserves to fund new projects (which actually have generally been more affordable since the cost of materials and labor have decreased somewhat) and maintain our infrastructure.
Before we start any project, we ensure that the Township has funds to pay for the upkeep and maintenance, be it a building, sidewalk project, or other community improvement. We believe these projects help improve the quality of life and desirability of our community, and therefore add to the value of homes and other buildings which therefore provide property taxes to support their upkeep.
Good luck with your project and please let me know if you have additional questions.

Above is the link to our project!!! By Makayla Musgrove and Kirsten Jones!!