BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council unanimously approved its 2014 budget, as well as several budget amendments at the April 21 meeting.

The budget amendments, according to township administrator James Naples, concern changes in money needed for snow removal after the rough winter. Naples said money was moved around in the budget to accommodate the changes, and the net is a $0 change.

“And the state has approved the budget,” he said.

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The total Bridgewater Township budget will increase by 3 percent from $38,978,639.46 in 2013 to $40,493,692.66.

The amount to be raised by taxes is increasing 1.9 percent, from $20,912,497.41 in 2013 to $21,330,747.34.

This new tax levy increase is still lower than the maximum allowed 2 percent.