PATERSON, NJ – While continuing to invest in improving the Passaic County Park System, funding vital programs protecting seniors, veterans, and Passaic County’s most vulnerable citizens; and investing in key infrastructure assets vital to economic development,the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced the county's 2019 budget with no increase to the tax levy at their regular meeting on Tuesday.
Calling it "a testament to the sound financial practices and policies implemented by the Freeholder Board," Freeholder Director John W. Bartlett declared it a budget with "no financial gimmicks." The spending plan, Bartlett continued, is a continuation of the body's efforts to invest in Passaic County’s infrastructure, parks and historic sites, and economic development initiatives.
According to a statement the average tax levy increase has been zero 0.62%, over the past three years while at the same time the County has brought their financial surplus "to historic levels," protecting taxpayers from significant increases in the future.
“Passaic County’s record speaks for itself,” stated Budget Committee Chairman Pasquale “Pat” Lepore. “This is a responsible budget built upon a strong foundation of conservative fiscal policies that protect Passaic County’s taxpayers."
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