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Robbinsville Township Council Adopts 2016 Municipal Budget
Another Tax Cut Highlights $22.5 Million Budget
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – (May 12, 2016) – Robbinsville Township Council Thursday adopted Mayor Dave Fried’s 2016 municipal budget, which includes the second municipal tax cut in three years as part of a $22.5 million budget.
Adoption came after a public hearing and vote, which was unanimous among the four members present. Councilman Dan Schuberth was unable to attend due to a prior commitment.
“Even as the town continues to grow we have managed to offer great services, expand programs and still not raise taxes,’’ Mayor Fried said. “A tax cut in this type of environment is very difficult to do in any year. Being able to do it two of the last three years is exceptional.”
The average assessed home value in Robbinsville is $368,000. The tax rate in 2016 will be 52.6 cents per $100 of assessed value. The 2016 budget also marks the fourth flat or reduced tax rate over the past six years.
“We continue to do more in a very challenging economy,’’ Business Administrator Joy Tozzi said. “The reason we are successful in Robbinsville is we are constantly reviewing our contracts, our initiatives and our expenses to see if they make sense. When they no longer make sense we reevaluate and make changes.”
Township Council president Ron Witt said: “Year after year, Robbinsville is one of the few communities promoting tax stability. That is not done very easily. We are not only lowering or keeping taxes flat, but we are enhancing services in the process. I certainly appreciate the hard work the administration has done on this budget.”