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Mayor to Run for Township Committee Again

Mayor Sandra Haimoff will run for re-election to the Township Committee in November.

Mayor Sandra "Sandy" Haimoff will seek re-election to the township committee in November.

The republican mayor has been endorsed by the local republican party and has been on the Township Committee nine years. She was on the Board of Education for 12 years prior to that. She has also served on the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Hartshorn Arboretum board, the Environmental commission and was president of the Hartshorn PTA.

The was a particularly difficult one to be serving the Township Committee, what with flooding and nearby and , and leaving the town without water or electricity for a week or more. Then there was the October snowstorm, which, in some ways, caused more damage than Irene. Trees and power lines were down throughout the town, with many roads impassable in Short Hills for weeks. The and

"We have had some difficult days in the last year," she said. "But a lot of positive has come out of it. We're working with other towns in other counties on issues and I don't think that's been done before."

Since August, the mayor has spent much of her time dealing with and on a multi-town council of who are working together to find ways to remediate flood damage and minimize future flooding.

Despite the extra work and the some of the among residents that she dealt with after those storms, she is willing to run again.

“Most of it is enjoyable,” she said. "I like working for the community."

According to the clerk's office, no one else -- Republican or Democrat -- has filed to run for Haimoff's seat.

neanderer May 23, 2012 at 01:51 AM
What accomplishments can she claim during her tenure as mayor?
M OKeef May 23, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Seriously, time for a change and new ideas. Aren't there other residents interested in being on Township Comm?
P_R_PC May 23, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Bummer.
P_R_PC May 23, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Question: With the lack of snow this past winter does anyone know if the township is sitting on any type of budget surplus from the limited snow plow use and snow removal staff?
Nantz May 23, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Who wants to bet Sak's building is still vacant next time she's up for re-election?
bill May 24, 2012 at 04:00 PM
She can claim oversight of a large spike in home buglaries with almost no police results. She can claim complete indifference to taxpayer requests for better enforcement of traffic saftey. She can claim complete unpreparadness in relationships with utilities before Irene. She is good at ribbon cutting though, maybe she can claim that.

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