DENVILLE, NJ -- Despite the COVID-19 crisis raging worldwide, the Denville Township governing body still held its regular council meeting on April 7, which was live-streamed for public access.

During the meeting, the township council unanimously voted to adopt the 2020 municipal budget, which totaled $23,114,429.82 compared to last year’s budget of $22,664,193.71.

The 2020 municipal tax rate will increase $0.4413, compared to $0.4358 last year. The average Denville taxpayer will pay $441.30 in municipal taxes for a house assessed at $100,000 this year; an increase of $5.50. For the average Denville taxpayer with a house assessed at $300,000, s/he will be paying $1,323.90, an increase of $16.50 from last year.

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Mayor Thomas Andes gave an address regarding the 2020 budget, saying that despite the COVID-19 crisis, the township continues to operate with all employees still working to provide community services.

“The financial condition of our township is excellent, and we are well-position to weather the storm this current crisis might bring," Andes said. "Of course, we cannot predict all of the future events and unforeseen challenges that may face our community in the coming months; however, our fiscally conservative policies and practices over the last eight years have provided us with the best opportunity to overcome those challenges and continue to persevere.”

 

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