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Pursuant to NJSA 40A: 4-45.14(b), the resolution published herewith was introduced and adopted upon first reading at a meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Warren, State of New Jersey held on March 26, 2008 and will be further considered for final passage, after public hearing thereon, at a meeting of said Board of Chosen Freeholders to be held at the Wayne Dumont Administration Building, 165 County Road 519 So., Belvidere (White Township), New Jersey on April 23, 2008 at 7:30 pm.

Steve Marvin,
Clerk to the Board of Chosen Freeholders

 

THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF WARREN
Administration Building,
Route #519
Belvidere, NJ 07823

 
RESOLUTION 173 – 08
 

RESOLUTION TO EXCEED THE COUNTY TAX LEVY LIMITS
AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK AS PER N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-45.14

     

WHEREAS, the Local Government Cap Law, N.J.S. 40A: 4-45.1 et seq., provides that in the preparation of its annual budget, a county shall limit any increase in its county tax levy to 2.5% unless authorized by resolution to increase it to 3.5% over the previous year’s county tax levy, subject to certain exceptions; and,
WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-45.15a provides that a county may, when authorized by resolution, appropriate the difference between the amount of its actual county tax levy and the 3.5% percentage rate , subject to certain exceptions, as an exception to its final county tax levies in either of the next two succeeding years; and,
WHEREAS, the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Warren finds it advisable and necessary to increase its CY 2008 budget by up to 3.5%, subject to certain exceptions, over the previous year’s final county tax levy, in the interest of promoting the health, safety and welfare of the citizens; and,
WHEREAS, the Board of Chosen Freeholders hereby determines that a one percent increase in the budget for said year, amounting to $ 382,699 in excess of the increase in final county tax levy otherwise permitted by the Local Government Cap Law, is advisable and necessary; and,
WHEREAS the Board of Chosen Freeholders hereby determines that any amount authorized hereinabove that is not levied as part of the final budget shall be retained as an exception to final county tax levy in either of the next two succeeding years.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Warren, a majority of the full authorized membership of this governing body affirmatively concurring, that, in the CY 2008 budget year, the budget of the County of Warren shall, in accordance with this resolution and N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-45.14, be increased by one percent, amounting to $ 382,699, and that the CY 2008 county budget for the County of  Warren be approved and adopted in accordance with this resolution; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that any amount authorized hereinabove that is not levied as part of the final budget shall be retained as an exception to the final county tax levy in either of the next two succeeding years; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution as introduced be filed with the Director of the Division of Local Government Services within 5 days of introduction; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution upon adoption, with the recorded vote included thereon, be filed with said Director within 5 days after such adoption.





APPROVED ON FIRST READING, March 26, 2008
RECORDED VOTE: Mr. Chamberlain Absent, Mr. Gardner yes, Mr. DiMaio yes

ADOPTED ON SECOND READING, April 23, 2008
RECORDED VOTE: Mr. Chamberlain, Mr. DiMaio, Mr. Gardner

Steve Marvin,           
Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders

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