West Caldwell Council President Stan Hladik and Councilman Tom O’Hern continue to pay close attention to Township infrastructure. While speaking with Hladik and O’Hern it is evident that their passion to maintain and enhance our infrastructure is at the forefront of their agenda. It is also clear that they work feverishly to keep residents costs to a minimum while striving for such improvements. Stan Hladik said, “Improvements to infrastructure are so critical to the prosperity of West Caldwell, for our future, as well as our children. It’s equally important to sustain such upgrades in a fiscally responsible manner, which we continue to focus on.” West Caldwell has seen many improvements over the past few years including enhancements to Kiwanis Oval, drainage improvements to Memorial Park, reconstruction of various roadways and water mains, new public safety equipment and facilities, as well as technology upgrades to phone systems and the launch of a new website. Councilman O’Hern said, “Most people think of infrastructure as roads and buildings, although we also want to include technology in these conversations. Technology upgrades will allow better communication between the Township and our residents, create opportunities for better record-keeping and make municipal services more efficient.” O’Hern continued, “As with all of our improvements, we continue to look for grant opportunities and prioritize the workload with our budget in mind.” West Caldwell is one of the only municipalities in Essex County to deliver a zero percent municipal tax increase in 2012. Mayor Joseph Tempesta stated, “We are very pleased to be able to give our residents some tax relief while still pursuing advancements in infrastructure. Stan and Tom understand the balanced approach to budget and infrastructure that has made West Caldwell the great town it is today.” Stan Hladik and Tom O’Hern are on the ballot this November 6, 2012, running for re-election to West Caldwell’s Council. The team of Hladik and O’Hern for West Caldwell Council thank you for your support, and look forward to speaking with you soon.