What Would You Improve or Change in Warminster in 2014?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Warminster, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Warminster to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your Warminster wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2014?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog about it here.

Kevin Quinn January 06, 2014 at 08:29 PM
Improve our schools in order to increase our home values and improve the perception of our town.
Benita Larmer January 06, 2014 at 09:06 PM
revamp the system controlling the changing of lights getting in & out of the neighborhoods. They are poorly timed and green lights crossing major roads are far too short. We could also use better street lighting in the residential neighborhoods. It's just too dark at night, hard to see anything.
longstreth neighbor January 06, 2014 at 10:33 PM
improve the schools. have township workers pay more for health care and stop giving them a health care plan the township can support and privatize their pension and have them put more into it. stop putting burden on township. sunday paper dec 22nd Warminster suffering over health care costs 16 Comments Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 6:00 pm | Updated: 3:47 pm, Mon Dec 23, 2013. By Gary Weckselblatt Staff Writer Taxpayers may not be feeling any pain in Warminster’s 2014 budget, but the township supervisors warned that “a potential disaster” is on the horizon because of several “unsustainable” spending issues. Paramount among them are health care costs, which township Manager Rich Manfredi said will increase by 52 percent next year. Pension contributions are set to eat up $1.4 million of the township’s $2 million reserves in 2014. And the Park & Rec department and library are bleeding money.
Warminstergirl January 07, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Fix the lights at Jacksonville & Street Rd, going West on Street. It takes on average 3 light cycles to get through that way, and the other direction do not take more than 1 cycle. It's vastly irritating. I also agree with the health care/pension comments made by Longstreth Neigbor. I disagree with the comment about the library. If you look at the budget info the township posted, you will notice the library went from 5 full time to 3 full time positions. One more was lost a couple years ago, so the library has cut its full time staff by 50%. It is not the problem where pensions and healthcare costs are concerned. No other department has cut their full time staff anywhere near 50%. In fact, when the economy tanks, the usage of the library skyrockets, with people no longer able to afford books, movies, or internet access. Floods of people come in to job search, create resumes and apply for jobs. A lot of these people are computer illiterate, and need to be walked through many things, from creating an email account, a resume, how to navigate the web, etc. This is the time that the library staff is needed most, and they are cut drastically. Ask why the township needs new uniforms, or new vehicles. Ask why Ben Wilson needs a new roof. Ask why administration can hire new people when they want, but other departments have to cut staff. In this economy, less people are buying or remodeling homes and business, therefore less permit and other fees have been collected. Ask if those departments have cut back on staff since there is less work. Take a look at the budget, ask questions.
longstreth neighbor January 07, 2014 at 02:56 PM
you can look at the budget all you want CSB and township will do what they want. i pay for my own uniforms than write off at end of year. the information above was in the Intelligencer 2/22/2013. the unnecessary spending is sinking this township.


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