Christie coming to West Milford Tuesday's town hall meeting at PAL first in township

| 10 Oct 2012 | 04:50

— Governor Chris Christie is making a stop in West Milford on Tuesday.
The governor will hold a town hall meeting with residents on Oct. 16 at the PAL Building.
According to Sean L. Conner, deputy press secretary for the governor, this will be Christie's 97th town hall meeting.
"Governor Christie routinely holds these types of public forums with constituents to hear directly from New Jerseyans from around the state," said Conner. "Typically, the governor provides brief opening remarks and then opens the floor for questions from the audience. Since September, the governor has discussed his middle-class reform agenda, a set of overdue reforms to deliver relief to New Jersey families."
The governor will also be hearing about the township's struggle with Newark over its watershed property taxes. Mayor Bettina Bieri said she plans on talking about that subject with the governor.
"I fully intend on seeking support from the governor for revenue generation for Highlands communities," said Bieri. Those options, she said, include changing the manner in which watershed property is assessed or creating a water surcharge.
The PAL building, which holds about 400 people, is located at 1 PAL Drive, at the intersection of Cahill Cross and Ridge Roads in West Milford.
Tuesday's town hall meeting will be Christie's fourth in Passaic County. He's held others in Wayne, Clifton and Little Falls previously.
Residents interested in attending may RSVP online at Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
Doors open at 10:15 a.m. The meeting is set to begin at 11 a.m. and should run about 90 minutes.