Caldwell Mayor Gives 'State of the Borough' (Video)
Mayor Ann Dassing's remarks from the 2013 Caldwell Reorganization Meeting.
After Councilmen Richard Hauser and Edward Durkin were sworn in on New Year's Day, Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing addressed the public about the borough's accomplishments in 2012 and plans for 2013.
Among the highlights were the success of the Caldwell Police Department's installation of e-ticketing and the reduction in car accidents in town, which the mayor credited to increased enforcement.
The mayor also touted the start of the water interconnection project which will provide an alternate source of water for the borough should there be a major water main break, renovations to the Caldwell Community Center and the 2012 municipal budget.
Mayor Dassing said she was proud of the first annual Legacy for Literacy dinner which raised $32,000 for the Caldwell Public Library, and said a second annual event is in the works.
In the coming year, she said the borough will complete the $16 million renovation to the Sewer Treatment Plant, a signage ordinance will be introduced to guide businesses in the downtown, roads will be paved and much more.
The Historic Preservation Commission, she said, plans to launch a website to share information about the borough's historic buildings.
The address took place at the Caldwell Community Center on Tuesday, Jan. 1 during the annual reorganization meeting.