Public Hearing Remains Open for Livingston's 2018 Municipal Budget


LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public hearing for Livingston’s 2018 municipal budget, which was introduced in March with a 1.28 percent increase, or $38.06 to the average Livingston homeowner, will remain open until Monday due to a need for the state’s approval.

Each year, one-third of the municipalities in New Jersey are required to submit their budget for state examination, according to Township Manager Barry Lewis.

“You get three years of self examination, where you review your own budget, and then you’re on a three-year cycle where you have to send all your budget information down to the state,” he said. “As it happens, 2018 is a state-review year for Livingston.”

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The initial public hearing was opened at the April 16 meeting, when the council was scheduled to vote on the budget. However, because the township is not permitted to vote on the budget until the state approves it, Lewis recommended that the council continue the hearing and postpone the vote until April 23.

After reviewing the budget, the township sent the information to the state for approval. Lewis said on Monday that the township had received questions and comments from the state, and was awaiting feedback.

“Because of staffing—they essentially have a handful of people reviewing roughly 180 budgets—[the state] has not completed their review and we are not permitted to move forward with our adoption until such time as we get the go-ahead from the state,” said Lewis.

On Monday at 7:30 p.m., the council will entertain and questions and comments from the public before taking a final vote on the budget.  To review the budget introduction for 2018, click HERE

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