SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith and Township CFO Ted Georgiou announced this week that Scotch Plains will see the lowest tax increase in a decade.
"I'm happy to announced that during these trying times in 2020, Scotch Plains has the lowest tax rate increase in 10+ years," Theodore Georgiou said. "This is great news for our residents, the overall residential impact is just $102 per household (just 0.75% higher than last year)."
Elements of the tax dollars are as follows:
- The municipal tax rate was flat,
- Union County decreased 1.04%
- The SPFK12 school budget went up about 2%,
- The Scotch Plains Library contribution (mandated by the state) increased 1.8%
"This is really good news," added Mayor Smith. "I just want to say thank you to the Council, the employees, the managers and the employees to make this 0 increase for the municipal part (of the budget). At the same time, we are trying to provide more services like branch pickups.