Press of Atlantic City: Capemay


Upper Township school district budget would cut four teachers

The Upper Township school district will present a $34.2 million budget to voters Tuesday that cuts seven staff members, including four teachers.

Wildwood Crest budget calls for 6.6-cent tax rate increase

WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s 2010 budget includes a 6.6-cent increase in the local purpose tax rate, due to increases in debt service, health care and salaries, borough officials said.

Wildwoods mayors say towns need urban enterprise funds

WILDWOOD- During a Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday, the mayors or deputy mayors of the four Wildwoods communities emphasized the need for continued funding from the island's Urban Enterprise Zone program.

Wildwood Crest budget proposes nearly 7-cent tax hike

WILDWOOD CREST -Borough Commission introduced a 2010 budget Wednesday morning that comes with a 6.6-cent tax increase.

Wildwood Crest cuts school budget, job losses likely

WILDWOOD CREST - The school district has cut about $600,000 from its proposed 2010-11 school budget, meaning the school tax increase would be 1.03 cents compared to the original increase of 4.4 cents.

Lower Township budget would increase taxes, lay off no one

LOWER TOWNSHIP - Township Council has introduced a $24.7 million budget that would increase the amount to be collected in taxes by almost 9 percent but includes no layoffs.

Ocean City school board adopts budget that includes 17½ job cuts

OCEAN CITY — Facing deep cuts in state aid, the Ocean City Board of Education adopted a budget Wednesday night that will cut 17½ positions.

West Cape May school tax rate may decrease a quarter of a cent

WEST CAPE MAY — The school district is proposing a reduced budget this year that collects less money from taxpayers and reduces the tax rate.

Lower Township school budget down 4 percent; district hopes to avoid layoffs

LOWER TOWNSHIP - The proposed $29.5 million Lower Cape May Regional School District budget is down by 4 percent, but $2 million in state aid cuts may still lead to layoffs.

Wildwood Crest schools seek 4.4-cent tax hike

WILDWOOD CREST — The school district’s proposed 2010-11 budget relies on a tax levy of $6.84 million, an increase of $954,094 over the previous year’s spending plan.

North Wildwood school budget raises tax rate less than 1¢

NORTH WILDWOOD — North Wildwood school Superintendent Michael Buccialia, marking his eighth year as superintendent here, said this year also marks the most difficult budget process he has seen.

Public hearing Tuesday on Cape May proposed school budget


Christie's budget gets raves from conservatives initially reluctant to praise governor

In the days since unveiling his first state budget Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie has heard some long-awaited plaudits from his conservative base.

Cape May adds more than 400 parking meters to offset lost revenue, state aid

CAPE MAY — The city has a plan to solve its budget problems — one quarter at a time.

Mayors say proposed state aid cuts will trigger local job losses

Figures released Thursday show that state aid to area municipalities will be cut by $14.5 million in fiscal 2011, prompting mayors to say they likely will have to lay off workers.

Area police officers discover badges don't protect against budget cuts

Police officers are used to people coming to them for help. But now, municipalities seem to be asking for more than protection. Towns faced with a bad economy and mandated budget caps are looking at public safety jobs to trim spending.

40 Wildwood workers get layoff notices

WILDWOOD — About  40 of the city’s 215 employees have received or will receive layoff notices, as the city looks for a way to avoid raising taxes and fees, officials said Thursday.

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