FLEMINGTON, NJ -  Borough Council is expected to vote on this year’s budget at its next meeting on May 29. It will be the second time this year that it’s tried to approve a budget.

In an unusual event last month, Council defeated its own budget, 3 to 2. Borough Chief Financial Officer Bill Hance said it was the first time he’d seen such a defeat here.

At its last meeting on May 14, Council agreed to introduce the revised budget, which is $18,600 less than the original $5.63 million spending plan.

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The revised budget draft calls for cuts under budget items for Mayor and Council, other expenses, $2,300; administrative, other expenses, $2,500; tax assessor, other expenses, $2,500; tax collector, other expenses, $2,500; fire official, salary and wages, $5,000; and police, other expenses, $5,000.

Council agreed to increase the line item for telephone service by $1,200 “to provide greater bandwidth,” Mayor Phil Greiner said.

The net proposed spending reduction represents about .33 percent of the total budget.