Thursday, May 24, 2012
Councilwoman Maryanne Krawiec was the one dissenting vote of the council in the adoption.
The Englishtown Borough Council adopted the 2012 municipal budget last night, which has a 5.7 cent increase on the tax rate from last year. A total of $1,153,802 of the budget will be raise from taxes. Originally the tax cap levy was at zero, but due to an adjustment by the divisional local government services the levy is now under by $13,407, Borough Administrator Laurie Finger explained. The appropriation cap bank, or the amount the Borough Council can spend on appropriations, was under the cap by $173,624 for a total of $1,588,748. Finger told the council that this budget represents revenues being maximized and expenditures being curtailed. The budget also reflects the Fire Prevention Bureau being transferred to the Fire District. Two …
Monday, March 12, 2012
The Mayor and Council will discuss the value of hiring more Englishtown police officers.
Monday, March 12, 2012
The Englishtown Mayor and Council will be holding a Special Meeting this Thursday, March 15 at the Englishtown Municipal Building to continue discussing the 2012 municipal budget. The mayor and council began discussion on the initial proposed budget, which will increase taxes by 6.3 cents, last week. The council would like to reduce the tax increase as much as possible, but the majority of the increases in the budget are mandated by the county or required for the municipality for other reasons. Changes the mayor and council have control over, however, are increases in police staff and 2 percent raises for all civil employees. During this special meeting the council will review the productivity of the police officers and decide whether …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The budget is temporary, not all variables have been calculated into the budget and the council is working on lowering the tax increase.
Last night, the Englishtown Mayor and Council held a Special Meeting to discuss the 2012 Municipal Budget, which is calling for a tax increase of 6.3 cents. The budget represents an increase in spending of $81,344 and a reduction of revenue by $64,159. Not all variables were included in this proposed budget, Borough Administrator Laurie Finger explained, and the tax increase will likely diminish before the budget is introduced and approved by the council. For instance, revenue from the fire district budget of $10,000 will be coming to the Borough, but its not yet included in this budget; once that $10,000 is accounted for the tax increase will be approximately 5.8 cents. In composing this budget, Finger used almost $100,000 to get to the …