The goal is simple: to make
Swedesboro a better place.
If you have not done so already, please visit the Borough’s website for
the link to a brief but very important community survey. The survey will
close on May 10 at 5 p.m. so please take a few minutes to provide your
input today and visit
On behalf of Borough Council and the Swedesboro Economic Development
Committee, thank you for taking the time to help improve our downtown.
For questions or to learn more about the revitalization project, please
contact: Heather Shields, Strategic Advisory Group, (207) 596-4050.
BRIDGEPORT- The Logan
Township Council adopted the 2013 budget for the community at their
meeting on April 16, representing a tax increase of 70 cents per week to
the average household.
Mayor Frank Minor mentioned that the Council had gone over the budget
“painstakingly” for the last couple of months, and found that it was
necessary to include a tax increase.
Administrator Lyman Barnes said the tax levy for each residence would be
$36. According to Municipal Clerk Linda Oswald, the average assessment for
most Logan homes was around $180,000.
The increase marked the first tax hike in Logan Township in seven
MICKLETON -- The East
Greenwich Township Committee failed to introduce its 2013 municipal budget
for the third straight time at their meeting on April 22. The budget
introduction went down by a three to two vote. Deputy Mayor Jeff Craig and
Mayor Fred Grant voted to introduce the
budget. Dissenting votes
were from Committeemen Sam Giordano, Tom Decker, and
Despite a series of
meetings, the Committee has been unable to come to an agreement on a
suitable municipal budget to introduce. New Jersey requires that a
community’s budget be introduced by March 31, but East Greenwich may be
seeing the state coming in and taking over its budgeting.....
WOOLWICH TWP -- At their
meeting on April 15, the Woolwich Township Committee introduced the
community’s 2013 budget that will reflect an increase of roughly five
cents.Woolwich Township Mayor Sam Maccarone called the budget hard to work
out, but fair. Homes that are assessed at the township average of $178,518
would see a tax increase of about $160 for the year.
CFO Will Pine says the township has lost money from ticket fines in the
area being down, cuts in state aid, and not raising taxes the last few
years. The municipality raised its taxes by 1.77 cents in 2012, but saw no
increases in 2010 and 2011.
But Maccarone pointed out
that the Committee was looking ahead...