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Hearing on Toms River Budget, Tax Hike Set for Tuesday Night

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The Toms River Township council will hold a mandatory public hearing before it votes on a proposed $124 million township budget - $8 million higher than last year – which would result in an approximately $100 tax hike for residents.

Township officials have blamed the necessity to spend $1.2 million more than anticipated this winter on snow removal as one of the primary drivers of the budget increase, along with the continued recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

The budget proposal to be voted on Tuesday night calls for a 3.8-cent increase per $100 of assessed property value under the proposed $124 million township budget - $8 million higher than last year.

The public hearing and vote is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. tonight at the township municipal building.
F-TR May 06, 2014 at 02:26 PM
FTR and the council clowns.
Chief Wahoo May 06, 2014 at 04:53 PM
Cant make it any clearer for the sheep today on Patch. ....,, Dems in brick. Repubs in toms river. Both say they will lower taxes. But never do. Have you figured out who the sucker at the table is ????
suz May 06, 2014 at 05:51 PM
Why do they even bother having a town meeting. They do what they darn well please anyway.

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