Elizabeth council approves budget
On Tuesday afternoon Elizabeth council needed just one minute to cap the old year by passing a $760,312 budget for the new.
Council president Monica Glowinski was joined by colleagues Larry Duvall, V. Ann Malady, Robin Miller and Robin Payne-Main for a 5-0 vote.
Councilors Paul Shaner and Paula Stevens were absent.
The largest category for expenditures is $300,731 for public safety, including $78,000 for full-time police officers and $75,000 for part-timers.
After that comes public works at $82,473, while a $75,000 tax anticipation loan is included in a $82,245 category along with the $6,245 lease of a public works vehicle and $1,000 in interest on the loan.
Office expenditures are included in a $62,693 category and other expenses are divided among 10 other categories.
Council previously voted to hold taxes at 8 mills in 2014 but a scheduling glitch forced borough officials to schedule a special budget meeting on New Year's Eve.
The budget anticipates $337,000 in real estate tax revenue, $296,000 in new taxes and $41,000 in payments from delinquent taxpayers.
It also anticipates $123,750 in other taxes, $20,650 in fees, $14,800 in fines, $3,800 in interest and rental fees and $169,412 from other sources.
Those sources include the borough of West Elizabeth, which will pay Elizabeth $56,870 for police services and $500 for rock salt.
For Duvall, it was his last meeting before his term ends. Malady will be sworn in as mayor at the reorganization meeting on Monday at 7 p.m.
Miller will return for a new term while Chad Rager and Devie J. Rollison are sworn in among the newest members of council. Malady also was elected to a new term on council but will yield that seat.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff wrtier for Trib Total Media. He can be reached be reached at 412-664-9161 ext. 1967 or email@example.com.
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