Belmar Mayor Matthew J. Doherty announced Tuesday that he will present a budget to the Council with no tax increases for the fourth straight year.
Belmar had seen 16 years of compounding tax increases prior to Doherty becoming mayor. Doherty said that after 16 years of escalating taxes, "I am proud that we are able to provide four years of relief from tax increases for property owners in Belmar."
"I believe it is our responsibility to ensure that our residents have the services they need, while keeping Belmar an affordable place to call home,” he said.
Doherty concluded, “We had to make a lot of hard decisions to ensure there will be no tax increase in Belmar’s municipal budget this year and reduced operating expenses by over $190,000. We continue to ask our borough employees to do more with less and they rise to the occasion.”