Did you know that Kim has never voted for a tax increase? Well, it’s true. There has been no increase of township taxes in the past 4 years. She has been working diligently trying to hold others accountable for your tax dollars. Kim and David are researching alternate ways to finance the progression of our Township without you footing the bill. Kim has recently voted to keep the trash collection tax rate constant for the next 5 years; in fact, Kim has kept this rate constant for the past 4 years. In total, that’s 9 years of NO trash increase! Throughout her term on the board of supervisors, Kim has worked to eliminate the Per Capita tax for all residents in Northampton Township. Together, David and Kim will fight to keep the lid on taxes.
In a town like Northampton, overdevelopment and traffic regulations are critical matters. Kim and David will work with PennDOT to create more efficient traffic regulations. During her term, Kim drew attention to the necessity of curbing, widening, and creating turning lanes by the Northampton Civic Center, bringing an end to the once treacherous bend. A major traffic issue on Bustleton Pike and Second Street Pike was recently addressed by extending Township Road, which lowered heavy congestion. Kim also put her foot down on overdevelopment, sending GIANT Supermarkets away and allowing WAWA to develop a safer and well-organized store in Richboro. In turn, the Holland landmark of the Mill Race Inn was recently sold to be restored to it’s former glory. Using smart development, Riviera House developers plan on constructing a Mediterranean restaurant and incorporating the aesthetic of the original Mill Race Inn.
Rails to Trails
David and Kim firmly agree that Northampton Township must remain a safe residential community where families thrive and senior citizens remain connected. The Newtown Rail Trail is a secure way to transform our community and improve our individual wellbeing. For the past few years, citizens have been working to convert the 135 year old, run-down Fox Chase Rail line into a walking, biking, and running trail. All the municipalities, except Northampton, agreed to conduct an engineering study, which would provide answers to cost, safety, specification, and road crossings. When the matter finally caught up to Northampton, Kim bravely stood for the trail when no one else did. Though the vote was 3-2 against the engineering study, Kim continues to cooperate with the supporters of the Newtown Rail Trail and has high hopes of the trail becoming a reality for Northampton. David, a volunteer botanist for local nature centers and botanical organizations, feels as though this could be the solution to many of Northampton Townships problems. [More of David’s input]. Kim and David unanimously agree that this trail would be extremely beneficial to all of Northampton Township.
Since the beginning of her term as supervisor, Kim has been a board member of the Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth (CRCHY). Though it seems unimaginable in a beautiful township like ours, the opioid crisis has hit. In this past year, we have had 10 opioid related deaths. All our police are now equipped with the lifesaving drug Narcan, which treats narcotic overdoses in emergency situations. Our police have used this drug 9 times to save residents; even our library is prepared with Narcan. As an attempt to educate and protect our community, Kim held a drug take-back at the Senior Center. Partnered with our District Attorney, our police and CRCHY, she aided the elderly with clearing their medicine cabinets of unwanted drugs. This small step has started a ripple effect. David and Kim believe this is just the beginning steps of spreading awareness through Northampton Township.