By Tim Kowols
A group of Egg Harbor residents has submitted a petition for direct legislation by referendum over some of the planned capital improvement projects in the village. The group wants to limit the amount of money the village can contract or spend to $1.5 million. If approved, any project cost overrides would need to go to the village residents for a vote. Village Administrator Ryan Heise says this is a great example of democracy in action.
This will mark the first time village residents have petitioned for direct legislation by referendum since they voted on improvements to its marina. Egg Harbor trustees will have the opportunity to either adopt the referendum or place it on spring ballot during its meeting on Monday.