Archive for the ‘Budgets’ Category

2020 Union County Budget To Be Passed

Again unanimously and the 1.9% increase in the ‘Amount to Be Raised by Taxes’ proposed in the 2020 Executive Budget (from $367,295,299.43 to $374,273,910.12) has been cut to 0%.

Here is how they did it (hint: all about the surplus) and how you can comment on the 2020 Budget to be Passed.

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Union County Tax Hikes and Tax Thefts

The thefts continues as money raised by the Open Space tax is diverted to the county budget. Since 2001 regular taxes have risen by 134%:

Add to that another year of stealing almost all of the Open Space tax:

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2020 Executive Budget Calls for $7 Million Tax Increase

No tax increases in Passaic or Morris counties yet in Union County:
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The increase is exactly 1.9% in county taxes from $367,295,299 to $374,273,910.

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UCCF 12/5/19: Raises for Freeholders/ Department Heads

For years Union County freeholders received annual salaries of $29,500 with the Chair of the Board getting an extra $2,000 and the Vice Chair an extra $1,000.

In 2015 raise ordinances started including freeholder salaries and these fixes have become a seasonal event. At the 12/5/19 freeholder meeting we got:

812-2019 AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARIES OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS, THE COUNTY MANAGER AND DEPARTMENT HEADS.
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Those raises:

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UCCF 4/25/19: 2019 Budget Approved

More UCDEM blogs to come but tonight happened to be a freeholder meeting with the 2019 budget being approved unanimously (and mindlessly) with these public comments:

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More Open Space Tax Theft

The theft continues as money raised by the Open Space tax is diverted to the county budget:

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2019 Executive Budget Calls for $7.2 Million in More Taxes

This 2019 executive budget calls for a 2% increase in county taxes from $360,978,181.27 to $368,197,744.88. A history of Union County taxes (excluding the Open Space theft) since 2001:

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