NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The North Plainfield Borough Council unanimously adopted its 2015 municipal budget last night. The budget totaled $23,881,671 which is $574,000 or 2.5% higher than the 2014 Budget. North Plainfield Business Administrator David Hollod thanked members of the Council for their input, support and work during the budget process.

The 2015 budget calls for a $97.00 increase per home in municipal taxes over the prior year. The average North Plainfield resident can expect to pay $2,715 in municipal taxes in 2015 versus an average municipal tax obligation of $2,618 in 2014.

“We were able to use surplus to offset some of the taxes,” said Hollod. “The 2015 budget adequately covers all of the Borough’s salaries, contractual obligations and maintenance items.”

According to North Plainfield Chief Financial Officer Patrick DeBlasio, the Borough’s 2015 tax levy cap is $1,059,000 less than what was permitted by law.