Former Mayor Defends Decision To Use Mount Since Flood

Lisa Post, former Medford, New Jersey Mayor speaks out about Medford’s decision to use Mount Construction since the floods that occurred in 2004; and all the good work Mount Construction has done for Medford township.
By: Sean Kennedy
Oct. 21, 2009 - PRLog -- During severe flooding in 2004, Mount Construction worked around the clock helping with the restoration efforts. The following is a letter to the editor of the local New Jersey papers written by former mayor of Medford, Lisa A. Post.

To the editor:

I was there when this all started. In 2004, Medford Township and surrounding municipalities suffered great hardships.  Police, fire, EMS and Mount Construction all participated in life-saving efforts. The combined efforts of all of these groups and subsequently numerous volunteers brought Medford Township back to its normal state of calm and bliss.

Immediately after the floods there was a meeting which I attended between the township, FEMA, State Police and OEM. It was recommended that we have an emergency contract in place to be able to assure prompt payment from FEMA and address safety issues immediately. The contract was written and bid. Mount Construction was the low bidder and awarded the contract. To assure fast response it was agreed to place some of the contractor’s equipment within the municipality.

Mount Construction’s has provided numerous construction projects that have benefited Medford Township and civic groups.  The Moving Wall was able to come to Medford Township and honor our Veterans due to Mount constructing the asphalt walkway. Relay for Life was able to move to Freedom Park due to Mount contributing another asphalt walkway. The permanent monument honoring our veterans was able to be constructed thanks to Mount. There are also numerous athletic fields and programs and civic and veterans organizations that have benefited from Mount’s generosity.

It is with certainty that I state that Medford Township officials (and I was one of them) acted in the best interests of the township and saved taxpayers’ money by inking our contract with Mount.  I personally know all the persons involved in this scenario and they are all honorable individuals. We are fortunate to have people who are willing to volunteer their time and help lead this township through very rough financial times. I personally thank all the council members, Mayor David Brown, Council members Joe Lynn, Chris Myers, Mary Ann O’Brien and Bob Martin for their tireless service. I also want to thank the numerous volunteers; Fire, EMS, CERT, township employees and township athletic programs where unsung heroes work every day to keep Medford Township a great place to live, work and play.

I feel terrible for the residents who had their quality of life negatively impacted due to noise from Mount’s operation and I’m glad to see the council has acted decisively to address their concerns. At the same time, I am frankly appalled at how a small band of political opportunists who don’t even live near Pine Point have tried to inflame residents and turned this issue into far more than it is for their own selfish political gain in November.

Our township would be much better off if they focused their time on acknowledging the generosity of our neighbors, township employees, volunteers and contractors who make this a great place to live, work and play.

Lisa A. Post
former mayor,
planning and zoning secretary,

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Source:Sean Kennedy
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Industry:Business, Construction, Government
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