Today’s Packet tells us Library now set to open next week, but only if weather cooperates, while the Editor, rather prematurely, exhorts us to Come back to [The Principality’s] new downtown: “It’ll be the dawn of a bright new day in [The Principality’s] downtown . . . the perfect time to put a new spin on an old slogan: Think Globally – Shop Locally”, but hold off until you can find parking.
Not as brightly, Township introduces $30.2 million budget, an 8.7% increase from last year. The total municipal tax bill for a house at the average assessment come to $3, 310. Last May the Township Committee approved a 10% increase. These increases are nowhere near declining, since “The money that goes to repay the township’s debts will increase by at least $1.8 million this year”, and the Township continues to dig itself deeper into debt.
In my March 30 entry title Just how short do you want your haircut?, I noted that school taxes in the Township would average $5,600.
$5,600 + $3,310 = $8,910 in local taxes sounds like a lot of money to me.