A look at the expenses side of proposed budget

With City Council having introduced the proposed 2015 municipal budget earlier this month, and scheduled to vote on it at its next meeting, here’s a closer look at some of the items in the $52.5 million spending plan.

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Average municipal tax hike projected at $120

A loss of almost $900,000 in revenue from the state’s red light camera pilot program is among the biggest hits to the 2015 municipal budget, which projects a 3.7-percent tax hike.

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Artist housing to include three-bedroom units

Rahway Residences for the Arts.renderingA proposed 58-unit affordable housing project focused on those working in arts and entertainment will include some three-bedroom units to satisfy requirements for low-income housing state tax credits.

 

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Myriad Zoning, Planning appointments approved

The mayor and City Council last month approved a number of appointments to the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Board.

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Proposal would restore mayor’s salary to $72K

More than three years after slashing the previous mayor’s pay by two-thirds, City Council introduced a measure that would restore the annual salary.

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