Thursday, March 16, 2017

Township to pass defeated Fire budget by enacting small reduction

Lakewood taxpayers voted down the 2017 fire district budget.  The Township Manager has recommended that the defeated budget of $5,029,295 be
amended by a reduction in expenditures of $10,000 to result in a budget of $5,019,295. In order for the budget to pass after it was voted down there has to be a reduction. The township is expected to pass a resolution that will only took out ten thousand dollars from a budget of over 5 million dollars. Last year after the pubic voted down the budget the township reduced expenditures by $238K. Now they only reduced it by 10K and this comes after asking Tax payers to approve close to 200k for capital improvement projects just after they raised the fire tax from 0.058 to 0.070
See resolution HERE and below

1. That the defeated Lakewood Township Fire District Budget be amended by a reduction in expenditures:
Fringe Benefits Health Insurance $62,825.00 $52,825.00 $10,000.00
The total amount to $10,000.00 appropriations reduced


  1. Why remove so much? Why not just remove $1 and call it a day?

  2. Chevra, the VAAD is feeding you crow.
    Keep electing VAAD endorsed candidates and you'll get crow for desert as well.