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Posted on: February 20, 2021

Township Council Budget Hearings - Mon, Feb. 22 & Mon, March 1 at 7pm

Budget Hearings 2021

2021 Budget Hearings

Link to Zoom Meeting and March 1 Budget Hearing Agenda and  Budget Meeting Agenda

The first 2021 budget meeting of the year will be held Monday, February 22 via Zoom.   On Monday, March 1, Council will hear the Capital Budget requests - from Department heads, the Chief Financial Officer and the Township Administrator.

Agenda for March 1st Budget Hearing:

2021 Budget Presentation

  • Police Department
  • Department of Public Works
  • Code Enforcement - Building Department & Planning
  • General Administration

Capital Budget

  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Rescue Squad
  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Engineer
  • Code Construction
  • Recreation
  • Department of Public Works

For a primer on our municipal budget process, and the difference between operating and capital budgets, please click here.  It's important to note that the municipality only has control of about 18% of the total revenue that comes in to the Township. That means that only 18% of all money that comes in has to be stretched to pay for all resident services, roads, sewer, etc... as well as salaries and wages for municipal employees. 

Allocation of tax dollars

There will be a Citizens Hearing at the Budget meeting and residents can participate in 3 ways:

  • During the meeting - request to speak via Zoom Chat.  Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes.
  • During the meeting - use the "raise your hand" function and the moderator will see the icon raised and call on you during the appropriate time. Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes. 
  • Prior to the meeting - written comments may be submitted in advance of the meeting either via electronic mail (to Township Clerk Ana Minkoff at aminkoff@bhtwp.com) or by written letter (to: Township Clerk, 29 Park Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 07922) including commenter's full name and address, which must be received by the Township Clerk by 4pm on the date of the Zoom meeting.

If you missed the first Budget Hearing on Feb 22, the full recording can be found online.  

Watch this space for updates about the March 1st Capital Budget hearing and additional updates as they become available.

March 1 zoom link: http://zoom.us/s/3575747364. If you need to enter a meeting ID it is: 357-574-7364

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