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Woodbridge Spends More than $30K to Market Community Center

All together, the town has spent $37,800 this year on hiring a marketing company to hype the community center.


For the second time in a year, the township council approved funding to hire a local marketing firm to promote the .

20 Lemons, a Woodbridge-based marketing company, will receive $30,000 to implement a marketing plan to bolster the fortunes of the community center. The resolution was approved at the August 7 council meeting.

In January, the council had voted on an agreement for a marketing plan with 20 Lemons, whose website motto is "Think it, build it, squeeze it." The cost of the January agreement was $7,800.

The promotion includes the community center itself as well as , built on the rear of the capped landfill site upon which the community center rests. The 18-hole golf course, named Skyline because on a clear day you can make out skyscrapers in New York City in the distance, opened in April and cost $428,000.

The monies for the marketing agreement are being charged to the township's recreation budget. The contract was not awarded through public bidding.

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Bucky Winters August 19, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Car jackings, burglaries, robberies, violent street gangs, assaults, out of control cost of living...and Woodbridge builds a 18 hole golf course. Just genius! We have a Mayor and Town Council who missed their calling at NASA as rocket scientists. It speaks volumes to the mindless sheep who keep voting for them. Don't worry, hope and change is coming!
Bucky Winters August 19, 2012 at 04:20 PM
The monies for the marketing agreement are being charged to the township's recreation budget. The contract was not awarded through public bidding. Do you see a problem here? This isn't corrupt at all.
Tom Maras August 19, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Bucky, Obviously, you have seen a shell game or two in your life time. That said, when do you think the public will realize it is the elected officials in this town that are playing it on the taxpayers?
Bucky Winters August 19, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Very sadly, never. How can one see the blatant corruption, high taxes, crime, cronyism, and still vote for the same recycled Democrats? The sheep can't think for themselves and always blame someone or something else other than the obvious. George Bush, space aliens, UFOs, evil spirits, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if the lemmings would clamor for a dream team of McGreevy and Corazine.
Bucky Winters August 19, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Tom, you really expect accountability out of these types? Why would they drop that amount of money on a no-bid contract (great transparency!) for a golf course? Wouldn't that be part of the business plan before going forward with the project? It's called marketing costs. In Woodbridge, it's called padding the pockets of your cronies.

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