Government

Chatham Township Proposed Budget Includes No Tax Increase; New Police Chief Sworn In

February 15, 2013 at 6:59 AM

CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ - The 2013 proposed budget was topic of discussion for Thursday night’s Chatham
Township Committee meeting, and for the third consecutive year, there will be no increase in local taxes.

Tom Ciccarone, township administrator, gave a detailed overview of the budget, providing the committee with insight into where the town's tax money goes. Roughly 19 percent of the township’s tax revenue goes towards paying for various insurance costs. It was commented that heath care coverage for township’s employees is the only cost that seems to have a steady annual increase, even though it is slight.

Additionally, the township pays for a larger potion of the taxes related to the Library of the Chathams, shared with the borough. Part of the involved formula that calculates this tax figure, take into consideration the larger population of the township over the borough. Likewise, a similar formula calculates the taxes for both towns in relation to the school board. The number of students that are in attendance in the joint district is nearly 50/50. However, the township makes up of 58 percent of the district’s taxes.

Labor expenses for the township were expected to increase by 1.75 perrcent in 2013 and 2014. Heath care expenses were also expected to increase by 12 percent in those years.

The budget has some room for the town’s wish list of improvements such as road improvements, DPW purchases, new equipment and support for the volunteer fire department and needed generators for various township buildings.

In other business, Mayor Nicole Hagner read a resolution in honor of former Chief of Police John Paton for his many years of service to the township. She also swore in new Chief Steven Hennelly.

There will be a public hearing on ordinance 2013-02, to amend liquor license fees, at the next township committee meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Chatham

Upcoming Events

Sat, December 3, 9:30 AM

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, Morristown

13th Annual "Gifts of Conscience" Holiday Fair

Arts & Entertainment Other

Carousel_image_3776fc19810c288e3c33_picture1

Sat, December 3, 10:00 AM

Madison Area YMCA, Madison

Christmas Tree Lot at the Madison Area YMCA Opens

Giving Back Home & Garden

Sat, December 3, 10:00 AM

St Pauls Church, Chatham

St Pauls Holiday Bazaar

Food & Drink

Chatham Borough Council can Eliminate the Waiting List for Train Station Parking Permits

November 22, 2016

To the Editor: 

To the 151 Chatham Borough residents who are on the waiting list for permit parking at the train station, which is a minimum of a 3-year wait, and also to Borough residents seeking daily parking spots that all seem to be gone by about 6:30 a.m: GOOD NEWS! Please attend the next Borough Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., Borough Hall, third ...

Chatham Borough Tree Lighting at Library, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

December 2, 2016

The fourth annual Chatham Borough Tree Lighting will take place 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Library of the Chathams.

Listen to the Chatham Grade 3 Children's Chorus and the Chatham Players Carolers as they greet a special visitor! Get a fun take-home craft from the library.

Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to the Chatham Toy Drive.

Enjoy a night out under the white lights with ...