Panel: Merged Princetons should be a borough

    As Princeton Township and Princeton Borough move towards a possible public referendum on a proposed merger this fall, a panel has made its recommendation on how the merged municipality should govern itself.

    To sum up, borough beats township, just like rock beats scissors in the old children’s game.

    According to a report in the Princeton Times, a committee of the consolidation commission said it likes best the borough form of government with an elected mayor and six-member council. The full commission will vote on this recommendation at its next meeting in March.

    The selling points for the borough approach include being able to elect a mayor and its form of checks and balances.

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