Beach Haven Looks to Spend $12.07 Million in 2018 

Mar 14, 2018

Beach Haven has introduced a 2018 municipal budget of $12,074,970, down by nearly $11,000 from last year’s expenditures. Borough manager/clerk Sherry Mason said the municipal purpose tax, not including schools or county, will remain the same at 37.3 cents per $100 assessed value.

At Monday night’s borough council meeting, Mason said salaries and wages decreased by $156,797, or 2 percent.

She said insurance costs increased by $124,478, or 6.4 percent, while pension costs rose by $37,843, or 4.3 percent.

Mason said that for the first time in five years, the borough will not be saddled with a $600,000 annual payment from Superstorm Sandy special emergency notes.

“These were notes which went for cleanup after Sandy,” said Mason. “That’s a big chunk of money no longer needed in our budget, and we’re glad that it is done with.”

She said the borough’s surplus account is $2.37 million, down nearly $5,000 from last year.

A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for the next meeting on Monday, April 9, 7 p.m. The meeting will be the first held in the new municipal building (see separate story).  —E.E.  

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