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Township Introduces $50 Million Budget for 2012

Taxpayers will see a slight increase in property taxes.

The Millburn Township Committee introduced the $50 million 2012 Township budget at Tuesday night’s meeting.  

The budget reflects an increase in operating expenses of $972,182, a capital increase of $100,000 and a revenue decrease of $4,500. For the average home, which is valued at $1,082,014, the new budget will amount to an increase in $96.87 of assessed property valuation, or 27 cents per day. 

The full budget is available on the township website at http://twp.millburn.nj.us/2012-Proposed-Budget.

There will be a further detailed presentation and adoption of the budget on May 1, 2012.  In the meantime, anyone with questions can email 2012budget@Millburntwp.org.

In other township business, member Sara Sherman discussed a recent walkthrough of her flood-damaged neighborhood with Township Administrator Timothy Gordon.  According to township clerk Joanne Monarque, Sherman asked Gordon about the township’s emergency management plan. Gordon suggested that he meet with residents again in the future to further discuss the issue. 

Also, Mayor Sandy Haimoff announced that the township has received a DOT grant for $250,000 in road improvements, and plans were discussed for the Green Fair in Taylor Park in April.

J S Beckerman April 05, 2012 at 07:10 PM
That is the crux of representative democracy...it empowers our representatives to vote "for us." The only way to change that is to vote for someone else or impeach those in power.
Sophie April 05, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Hi Hedley -- I guess that's why the Millburn Township Committee is composed of all Republicans since Republicans are typically more fiscally conservative than Democrats. Should we be expecting the same partisan representation voted onto the BOE in November?
Hedley April 05, 2012 at 08:44 PM
At the municipal level, there is hardly a difference between Republicans and Democrats. I would imagine the same would hold true for the BOE. Regardless, I don't recall from past elections if BOE candidates declare a party affiliation. You can ask the County Board of Elections if you are curious.
Sophie April 05, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Hedley -- "At the municipal level, there is hardly a difference between Republicans and Democrats." Where else in this big country can anyone these days actually say make that wonderful statement? You really are very wise in your political assessments and Millburn is truly a magical place. As for the BOE election in November, I think it may become partisan even if a candidate is undeclared. Unlike the April elections, the November vote is full of partisan politics and that may affect the BOE elections. What do you think?
M OKeef April 06, 2012 at 12:07 PM
How much of the budget is devoted to improving the sewer system in South Mountain and other areas flooded last August?

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