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Our Taxes: Board Of Education Approves Contracts For Supplies, Services

Our Taxes: Board Of Education Approves Contracts For Supplies, Services

The Board of Education awarded a number of contracts at its April 26 meeting. Contracts awarded were for: The purchase of security supplies from CDW for Cedar Hill Prep School in the amount of $1,136.87, using non-public funding, through Educational Services Commission of New Jersey. The purchase of security supplies from OnScene Technologies, Inc. for […]

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Our Taxes: Township Council Approves Purchases Of Goods And Services In April

Our Taxes: Township Council Approves Purchases Of Goods And Services In April

The Township Council voted to purchase a variety of goods and services during its two April meetings. During the April 14 meeting, the council: Awarded a $418,566 contract for the resurfacing of Woodlawn Road to Meci Inc of Clarksburg. Awarded a $32,000 contract for a “Community Forestry Hazardous Tree Assessment/Survey” to CME Associates of Parlin. […]

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School Board Passes $178 Million Budget With Slight Tax Rate Decrease

School Board Passes $178 Million Budget With Slight Tax Rate Decrease

A $178 million budget for the 2018-19 school year that includes a slight decrease in the school portion of property taxes was approved April 26 by the Board of Education. The $178,220,898 total spending plan – an increase of $6,065,143 over the 2017-18 budget – includes funding for opening a new elementary school and placing […]

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Vornlocker: Tree Limb Cleanup Should Be Done By Early May; No Need To Hire Contractors

Vornlocker: Tree Limb Cleanup Should Be Done By Early May; No Need To Hire Contractors

Pickup of tree limbs downed in the several nor’easters that struck the township over the last month should be completed by early May, Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said at the Township Council’s April 10 meeting. Vornlocker said that the Public Works Department has a full contingent of trucks and workers attacking the problem, and there […]

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Pickup Of Downed Tree Limbs Could Take A Month, Saturday Pickups Eyed

Pickup Of Downed Tree Limbs Could Take A Month, Saturday Pickups Eyed

Township residents who are waiting for limbs downed in the recent nor’easters to be picked up by township employees were asked to be patient at the March 27 Township Council meeting. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said that it looks as though it will take a month before all limbs are picked up, but there are […]

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Updated: School Board To Vote On Major Increase In Police Officers In Township Schools

Updated: School Board To Vote On Major Increase In Police Officers In Township Schools

Update: The Board of Education approved the tentative budget. The board will hold a public hearing on the budget at its April 26 meeting. Original Story: The 2018-19 school year could see a more-than tripling in the number of armed police officers in township schools. Included in the proposed 2018-19 school year budget set to […]

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Updated: Proposed Township Budget Includes Slight Tax Increase, But Reduction In Tax Rate

Updated: Proposed Township  Budget Includes Slight Tax Increase, But Reduction In Tax Rate

Update: The budget was adopted at the council’s April 10 meeting. Original Story: The Township Council March 13 introduced a $61 million municipal budget for 2018 that carries with it a slight tax increase, but, thanks to an increase in property values, a slight decrease in the tax rate. The total proposed budget – $60,855,068 […]

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Youth Center Design Met With Cheers; Could Cost $13 – $14.6 M

Youth Center Design Met With Cheers; Could Cost $13 – $14.6 M

The long-discussed township youth center could be open for business by September of 2019. That was the projection Feb. 13 by Martin Kimmel, one of the architects contracted by the township to design the facility, which is targeted for a 40,000-square-foot parcel on Lewis Street. The proposed 25,000-square-foot, three-story building could cost between $13 million […]

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Township Council Begins 2018 Budget Process With First Hearing

Township Council Begins 2018 Budget Process With First Hearing

Requests for new equipment and new staff positions highlighted the Township Council’s first hearing for the 2018 municipal budget on Feb. 12. This is the first of two expected hearings, during which department heads and Township Manager Robert Vornlocker appear before the council to make their case for requested money for the coming year. Vornlocker […]

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Updated: Want To Pre-Pay Your 2018 Property Tax Bill? Check With Your Accountant First

Updated: Want To Pre-Pay Your 2018 Property Tax Bill? Check With Your Accountant First

Update: The township Tax Collector’s office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 30 to accept payments. But read below first … Original Story: Township residents who want to take advantage of a one-time loophole in federal tax law and pre-pay the first half of their 2018 property tax bills should first […]

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