As state senator, I will be the biggest champion for these efforts.New Jersey has 565 towns, with more than 100 of these having populations under 2,500.This means we have hundreds of sewage authorities, housing authorities, and other agencies, many of which represent constituencies of only a couple thousand.The costs of these unnecessary agencies are being put right onto our already struggling local taxpayers.Search "Asbury Park Press" in app store or use these links on your device: i Phone app | Android app | i Pad app. The Simple strives to keep its information accurate and up to date.
Across our state, families are being crushed under sky-high property taxes while they strain to make ends meet in one of the nation’s most expensive states.
Districts like Lake Como, located in Monmouth County, have an elected school board but have no schools in the district, instead children in Lake Como go to schools in neighboring districts.
Yet the structure, and cost of a school board still exists and adds to taxpayers’ bills.
The State legislature and Governor should pass laws to greatly incentive and provide benefits to towns which participate in consolidation and shared services.
Think about it -right now, a town negotiates for a health insurance or waste management contract and so does the school board.