PLAINFIELD, NJ — Three resolutions were up for a vote at a special City Council meeting Monday, including commissioner appointments to the Plainfield Housing Authority and adoption of the calendar year 2020 Plainfield municipal budget.

Lines were clearly drawn by those for and against the budget, and the process leading up to Monday's vote. Some members of the public spoke of their support for the zero tax budget. Others said instead of a flat budget, cuts should have gone deeper for a tax cut for residents; line items that were cut were only done as a result of COVID-19 and would lead to a tax increase next year.

The $86,103,663.39 budget was approved 6-1, with Councilman Sean McKenna voting against it.

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Other agenda items included Dollie Hamlin, for the unexpired term ending July 1, 2021, and Bridget Rivers, for the unexpired term ending July 1, 2023, being unanimously approved as Housing Authority commissioners.

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The Council is scheduled to meet next on Monday, July 13. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

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