Chapter 12, Lesson 3 -- "Town, Township, and Village Governments”3
Terms: township, special district, user fee
governments. In some areas, like the South and West, county governments are more important than township governments.
B. Town Government (New England example)
C. Township Government (Common in Middle Colonies of NY, NJ, PA)
D. Village Government
burgess, president, or a mayor. (South Orange, NJ has a village president and board of trustees, the requirement in NJ -- making it the ONLY true village in NJ!).
services like a school system, street maintenance, water/sewer service (Ex: Ridgewood’s own water company); more self-government; improved community status; attracts visitors, new residents,and businesses, more money & resources.