http://mr.ideascale.comTrending Ideas• “Id like to see State agencies pay share of taxes!”• “It is extremely hard to open and operate a small business in MRT due to extreme levels of regulation.”• “Having an attractive restaurant with decent food, especially if it had a waterfront view, would draw tourists and help to provide economic benefits to other businesses in the township.”
Issues - Ecotourism• Limited business to capture traffic/limited time commitment of tourists• Assets not promoted effectively to non-township residents• Lack of trails and pedestrian bike networks• Lack of way-finding
Issues – Ecotourism (Cont.)• Villages lack identity• Lack of ecotourism amenities• No major services
Issues – Local Economy/Quality of Life• Fiscal health of municipal government• Villages lack identity• Sign regulations• Seasonal traffic congestion• No major services• Taxes are too high• Motorized recreation opportunities needed.
Issues – Local Economy/Quality of Life (Cont.)• Town discourages businesses• Locations where commercial activity can occur is often state-owned• Pinelands/CAFRA regulations are limiting• Access to infrastructure
Township Assets• Safe community, don’t have to lock doors at night• Close enough to resort shore towns and far enough away from resort shore towns•Everyone knowseveryone else•Rural character•Natural Amenities