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Monmouth Freeholders Introduce $480.9M Budget

The amount to be raised by taxation remains flat at $302.5 million.

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced a $480.9 million dollar budget on Thursday. The amount to be raised by taxation remains flat for the fourth year  at $302,475,000.

As introduced, the budget is down by $100,000 from the last year, bringing county spending down to 2008 levels.

The county budget is tentatively scheduled for adoption at 7 p.m. on April 10, following the official public hearing.

The freeholders will have a PowerPoint presentation at their regular public meeting at 7 p.m. on March 27 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters on Symmes Drive, Manalapan. The public is invited to attend and comment.
cynicinmarlboro March 18, 2014 at 08:16 AM
So if spending is down to 2008 levels, but the taxes are flat for the fourth year (that would only go back to 2010) aren't we still paying too much in taxes? Sounds like there is excess built in. Would be better to see our taxes go down to the actual rates of 2008. Just saying...
AGP March 18, 2014 at 11:47 AM
A sincere non-complaining question I would like someone to answer is, if the tax rate stays the same for the county and new tax ratables are coming on each year, ex. big senior and regular housing in Howell and these new homes pay into the county tax, shouldn't the folks already on the tax rolls actually pay less than the previous year. Of course, that would apply to any community, i. e. Howell where a substantial amount of new houses add to the overall community tax pool. Just asking, anybody got an answer?

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