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Bridgewater Township Introduces Minor Amendments to Proposed 2015 Budget

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council introduced amendments to its 2015 budget Monday, but maintained a 0 percent tax increase.

Council president Howard Norgalis said there will cause a minor increase in the budget.

“This increase identifies a number of different items,” he said.

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The current introduced budget will be increased by $48,397, from $40,223,092 to $40,271,490.

In the amendments, the administration reworked funds and added money to certain areas of the budget. About $87,000 was taken from Consolidated Municipal Property Tax Relief Aid and moved to Energy Receipts Tax, based on monies given to the township by the state.

The council also allocated an additional $35,000 for Road Repairs and Maintenance.

All of the changes were standard housekeeping appropriations, representing very minor alterations to the budget, and the tax rate has not changed.

“It will be another month until we can get a full adoption,” township administrator James Naples said.

The public hearings for the budget and budget amendments will be held April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal courtroom.

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