As people all across the world look forward to a new year, Montville Mayor Tim Braden has already figured out his New Year's resolution.
"To work as hard as we [the township committee] possibly can to keep the tax increase as minimal as possible," Braden said when asked what he had in mind.
Braden noted the challenges the township faced in accomplishing such a feat in the year past, particularly because of unforseen tax appeals, and said 2013 will bring new challenges.
"That's my resolution, to just do the best we can to bring that budget in," he said.
Last week, we asked readers what they thought could be improved in Montville in the coming year.
One reader said they would like to see more female police officers on the township's force while another said they would want to see fewer sports cars with loud mufflers on the roadway.
Montville Patch reader jf said they would like to see more fiscal responsibility.
"How about more fiscal oversight and responsibility so people can afford to live in this town! That would be a real Christmas gift to the residents of this fine township," jf said.
What other resolutions do you think local officials should have for 2013? Tell us in the comments below.