Comegno Reappointed Bridge Commission Chairman
Reaffirms Commitment to Safe Bridges & Tax Relief
for Burlington County Taxpayers
John Comegno was re-elected Chairman by fellow Burlington County Bridge Commissioners James Fattorini and Troy Singleton at the Commission's November meeting. Comegno reaffirmed his commitment to safe, affordable bridges and tax relief for Burlington County residents. James Fattorini was also re-elected to the position of Vice-Chairman.
“We’ve held the line on tolls for the past thirteen years,” said Chairman Comegno, citing no toll increase on the Commission’s two toll bridges since 2000, “all while adding cutting-edge technology to our landmark bridges, continuing to expand our outreach in economic development, and working with the Freeholders on shared service initiatives that have saved Burlington County taxpayers millions of dollars.”
Those shared service initiatives have saved Burlington County residents nearly $16 million dollars and grant-writing services offered to municipalities at no charge have brought those towns nearly $15 million dollars in grant funds used for improvements towns might not otherwise afford.
“It’s not enough that our bridges are ‘the best bargains around’ --- this Commission has a responsibility to its neighbors in Burlington County, to work with the Freeholders on programs that will provide property tax relief --- and I once again pledge to make that my goal,” Comegno added.
The Burlington County Bridge Commission manages the Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington-Bristol Bridges, and through its economic development and improvement authority powers, assists Burlington County municipalities in economic development and community revitalization projects and extends pooled financing options to local governments and nonprofits in Burlington County.