North Bergen has amended its 2022 calendar year budget, which totals over $106 million.
The move follows the township rescinding its budget earlier in the month due to a “24 percent increase in the county tax levy” for North Bergen property owners. The budget was initially approved back in May with a 1.5 percent tax levy increase.
Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the North Bergen Township Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing the budget amendments. The township is using surplus funds to level things out.
According to the ordinance, total general appropriations in the budget increased slightly from a total of $106,036,919 to $106,064,256. However, some internal aspects of the budget have been shifted.
The anticipated total surplus decreased from $10,867,337 to $5,440,000. Other aspects of the budget were also affected.
Miscellaneous revenues shifted from to $27,796,919 to $37,384,256. State aid without offsetting appropriations was changed from $7,185,597 to $5,905,597.
The local tax for municipal purposes including the reserve for uncollected taxes was altered from $68,659,987 to $64,539,987. And the total amount to be raised by taxes for support of the municipal budget went from $71,200,000 to $67,080,000.
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