ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- Despite five years of "stabilized taxes and an enhanced level and quality of services," Englewood Mayor Frank Huttle III couldn't help wonder whether he'd win re-election on Nov. 3.
His victory over Mack Cauthen, he later said, was "a resounding endorsement to continue in the direction we've been headed for the next three years.
"Voters reaffirmed their support for our approach of bringing the entire city together around a proven record of results and a solid plan for the future," Huttle wrote in a message to residents and business owners.
"When people come together and genuinely listen to one another and offer constructive input, great things can happen," the mayor wrote. "The results can be seen in your tax bills, in our neighborhood parks, in the delivery of city services, in safer streets and sidewalks.
"As we look ahead to the next three years, many exciting things loom on the horizon - a permanent new community center with enhanced recreational programming and the enactment of our Master Plan, which will bring new cultural, business and housing investments to our historic communities."
Huttle encouraged citizens to contact him at email@example.com or (201) 871-6666.