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.
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.