Proposed 2019 Robbinsville Township Municipal Budget
Features Fourth Straight Municipal Tax Cut
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – (April 11, 2019) – Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried presented his 2019 municipal budget of $24.9 million to Township Council Thursday.
The budget proposal features a fourth straight tax cut of 0.25-cents, thus reducing the rate to 51.8 cents per $100 of assessed value. The average assessed home value in Robbinsville is $375,000. A penny in the Robbinsville tax rate is worth $260,069.24. One-fourth of that - 0.25 cents - has a value of $65,017.31.
The anticipation of $2 million in grants for open space and other recreation projects, including a new indoor basketball facility and making Township parks more accessible and inclusive, also will help reshape the recently acquired Miry Run property and its 158.5 acres. There also is funding for school resource officers at all three Robbinsville schools. The budget marks the seventh straight year of either flat or reduced municipal taxes, which account for 20 percent of residents’ overall tax burden.
"To position ourselves to cut municipal taxes for an unprecedented fourth straight year, while continuing to provide the level of services we do in Robbinsville within the confines of a 2-percent cap, is quite an accomplishment by our entire team,” Mayor Fried said. “Starting with Business Administrator Joy Tozzi, Chief Financial Officer Debbie Bauer and then all of our department heads, this is another good budget that has an eye to the future. The opportunity to give something back to our residents and businesses is obviously very difficult to do in today's fiscal climate."
Council will now review, make recommendations and then hold a public hearing and Council vote later this spring.
"For the residents that are at the Council meeting tonight, this (budget) is an example of very functional and high-performing government," Council president Ron Witt said. "To be in a position to cut taxes four years in a row is just unheard of."