RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council unanimously introduced its 2019 budget in late March with a flat tax rate over 2018.

The 2019 budget appropriations and revenues are set at $11,317,396.66, basically a flat budget from 2018.

According to borough administrator Dan Jaxel, the 2019 municipal portion of the tax rate is also flat from 2018.

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In addition, Jaxel said, the charges for the 2019 Sewerage Authority are increased this year because of large rainfalls in 2018. The costs rose from $1,153,900 in 2018 to $1,362,100 this year.

Many municipalities are reporting increases there because of rainfall last year.

Public hearing for the budget is set for 7 p.m. April 23.