UNION, NJ – The Union Township Committee adopted the 2017 municipal budget that will hike taxes by about $62 for the owner of an average home in Union.

A motion to open the public hearing for the township’s 2017 municipal budget was held at Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting.

A budget workshop was held on May 1 in a public meeting.  “The budget was introduced below the 2 percent levy cap in April and has not since changed,” said Mayor Suzette Cavadas.

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No residents spoke during the public hearing.

The mayor motioned to adjourn the public hearing on the municipal budget. The 2017 municipal budget was then adopted by the Township Committee.