March 10, 2021
By Eric Englund
Barnegat Township designs to spend $28,856,373 in 2021, in accordance to a municipal price range launched by the township committee at its March 2 assembly.
Thomas Lombarski, main monetary officer, claimed the budget is $897,000 better than previous year’s ultimate determine.
He stated that across-the-board income raises amplified by just about $300,000. Pension costs for town workforce and police officers rose by $292,000.
Lombarski explained the township has also budgeted $200,000 for radio procedure updates for the volunteer fire section.
“We’re also seeking at upgrading community works devices,” he explained.
He stated owing to the pandemic, the township is anticipating a drop in revenue, generally with permitting and licensing service fees.
Mayor Albert Bille mentioned the tax increase (which does not includes schools and county taxes) will be about $25 for the owner of a home assessed at the township ordinary of $250,000.
“The very last 4 a long time, the ordinary whole property tax is $6,732,” reported Bille. “Stafford’s is $6,585, but if you live in Stafford you’re going to pay out $500 extra a calendar year for your drinking water monthly bill. Also, I want to thank the tax amassing section for acquiring our maximum collection fee at any time, at 99.12 percent. ”
A community listening to on the budget is scheduled for the upcoming meeting, Tuesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. —E.E.