THE SOLBERG FAMILY
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We wanted to thank the hundreds of people who showed up at the Township meeting last Monday
night to oppose the government takeover of Solberg Airport. It’s unfortunate that many were not
allowed in to participate.
Many of the residents who attended were concerned about the increased property taxes that will
result from more than doubling our town’s debt. They believe that we should have a public vote
before spending the tens of millions of dollars it would cost to purchase and run the airport.
Many others, however, felt that it was just plain wrong for the government to simply take away
Recently, we conducted a poll to learn how we can be better neighbors. We were pleased to
discover that the majority of residents in Readington are happy with things the way they are. Our
poll also showed that nearly 94% of the residents believe the Township Committee should have to
get approval from the voters before they spend millions of dollars to take away our business.
Sadly, the Committee does not agree.
But your voice is important. The Township has scheduled a new meeting for Monday,
August 22nd. It will be at the Holland Brook School at 7:30 P.M. Since the committee has
decided not to give you an opportunity to vote on this issue, we hope that you will attend
to speak out and let our elected officials know where you stand.
You will no doubt hear a great deal of misinformation in the coming days. But, please, know that
we are a part of this community and care a great deal about it. Our family has lived here for over
half a century. We have no intention of doing anything that will hurt Readington or damage our
special quality of life.
Thank you for your support.
Thor Solberg Lorraine Solberg Suzanne Solberg-Nagle