Municipal Taxes to Remain Stable in 2012 Budget, Mayor Says
No layoffs or furloughs planned, no cut in services
The amount to be raised by taxation in the 2012 budget will be $15.89 less than in 2011, which guarantees there will be no increase in municipal taxes this year, Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. said.
The amount to be raised by taxation for 2012 totals $25,917,605, he said at the June 12 Township Council meeting.
"Good show," one man yelled from the audience.
The budget will be $1.4 million under the state-imposed 2 percent cap on municipal spending increases each year, Amato said.
There will be no layoffs or employee furloughs and municipal services will be maintained, Councilman John Bacchione said.
Come back to Berkeley Patch later today for a full story on the budget, which was introduced at the council meeting last night.