Toms River scored 93 out of 100 points on a state worksheet that ties a host of good government techniques to state aid.
As a result, the township will receive 100 percent of the portion of its municipal aid that is tied to the worksheet, said Township Administrator Paul Shives.
"For the third year in a row, we scored very well," said Shives.
The worksheet is designed to provide standards by which local government officials can
assess how they are conducting business, compare those practices
against other municipalities, and find new, cost-effective ways of
providing services, according to the state Department of Community Affairs.
The worksheet inventory includes about 50 questions. Most towns, according to a review of records by Patch, score in the 70s or 80s.
"Toms River is really at an advantage to be able to score that high," said Council President George Wittmann, calling the score an 'A' for the township.