EHT Committee

The Township Committee introduced their budget at Wednesday night's meeting with a 1.5 cent increase.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Residents could see a 1.5 cent increase in their local tax rate if a $40.9 million budget is adopted.

A homeowner with a home assessed at $150,000 would see taxes increase by $22.50, according to the budget introduced by the committee on Wednesday night.

The tax rate would increase from 55.04 cents per $100 in assessed value to 56.54 cents, Township Administrator Miller said.

It is the largest tax increase the township has seen since 2015, when tax was increased by 1.3 cents, according to the budgets available on the township’s website, ehtgov.org.

Of the $40.9 million dollar budget, residents are responsible for making up $22.9 million in municipal taxes.

The proposed budget will be available on the township’s website for residents to review before the public hearing, which is scheduled for April 4.

Contact: 609-272-7241 MBilinski@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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