City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and final approval of the 2017 municipal budget during its combined conference and regular meeting tonight, starting at 7 p.m. The $54-million spending plan, which projects an average municipal tax increase of $81, was introduced at the April 24 regular meeting.
Payments In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOTs) more than doubled in last year’s municipal budget, eclipsing $2 million after three new projects were added to the tax rolls. The spending plan for 2017 anticipates $1.3 million after the expiration of one five-year PILOT.
City Council is scheduled to vote on a $140,000 Special Improvement District (SID) budget for 2017 during its combined conference and regular meeting on June 12.
City Council introduced a 2017 municipal budget on Monday night that estimates an average tax increase of about $81, or 2.4 percent, on the average Rahway home.
City Council is expected to introduced the 2017 municipal budget at its next regular meeting, April 24.
New Church Street has been transformed in recent weeks with the demolition of nine homes, including six along the west side of the street.
Rahway’s overall assessed value is about 7 percent off since the recession with assessed values of apartments and industrial properties heading in opposite directions while commercial assessments are almost back to pre-recession levels.
The 119 properties being studied for potential redevelopment have a total assessed value of $30.733 million, generating property taxes last year of about $1.898 million. Collectively, the properties comprise about 57 acres.