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Township Tax Levy Stays Same in Proposed '13 Budget

Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer introduces the 2013 municipal budget during Monday's Council meeting.

Residents would receive roughly the same municipal tax bills this year as they did last year under the proposed 2013 township budget.

The township's 2013 budget, as introduced by Mayor David Mayer during Monday night's Township Council meeting, calls for the same exact tax levy as the 2012 spending plan's.

"I'm very proud to say that for four years in a row, we are introducing a budget that holds the line on taxes," Mayer said. "We've worked hard over these last three-and-a-half years to straighten out our township's finances, to upgrade our bond rating to an A+."

The $53,489,254 spending plan is to be supported by a $37,346,064 local tax levy—the same tax revenue called for to support $51,616,205 in appropriations for 2012—Business Administrator Tom Cardis said.

In fact, as Mayer pointed out, the township's tax levy has been the same going back to the fiscal year 2010 budget.

A public hearing on the 2013 budget has been scheduled for Monday, March 25.

An exact tax rate in support of the 2013 township budget has not yet been calculated.

Cardis noted the rate, which would impact municipal tax bills, could go up or down a bit based on whether there was an increase or decrease in the municipal ratable base. He stressed any change would "not be significant" either way.

The 2012 municipal budget's tax rate came in at about 82.4¢ per $100 of assessed property value, for an annual tax bill of about $1,648 for a home assessed at $200,000.

The township's 2012 budget was not adopted by Council until May.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is to deliver his state budget address Tuesday afternoon. That address will likely provide a clearer picture on how much money municipalities and school districts can expect from Trenton.

Last year, Gloucester Township received $5,106,459 from the state—the same amount it received in support of its 2011 budget.

Big Daddy 1 March 02, 2013 at 01:34 PM
As I recall, our mayor increased taxes in his first year so they could take in the increased tax levels for 4 full years. That's why they haven't gone up the last 3. He thought we would forget come re-election. I can see that some people have forgotten (or chose to not remember).
Andre Bademos March 02, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Well big daddy 1 you recall wrong. Mayer Mayor has been in office 3 years and has presented 4 budgets so far the previous 3 had 0 increases and passed the new one was just presented to council also had a 0 increase and is now being voted on by council. The first year he was in office the budget was presented by his Republican predecessor Cindy Rah-Hatton I will agree is did request a 22% tax increase. All the budgets are here: http://www.glotwp.com/Downloads/index.html All budgets are signed by the person that presented them to council for approval please show is any budget Mayor Mayer presented that requested a tax increase? I will bet you can not do so, and why not? Well it's simple, your lying!
Jeff March 02, 2013 at 02:49 PM
The township is a dump and this Mayor is a crook and a snake. Don't trust anything he says or does. He's a professional liar and he's good at it.
Jeff March 02, 2013 at 06:54 PM
The Mayor is full of so much Bull. He's HITLER without his stache. Real Slime. Don't trust anything this guy does.
Andre Bademos March 02, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Big daddy you can cross post in as many patch articles you choose but your lies are still lies. there has been no budgets presented or past by this mayor that rose taxes. 3 previous budgets had 0 increases you do know what 0 means right? The current budget is also a 0 increase as it was presented to council but not approved by council yet. You previously lied to us in another article, and said the mayors first budget had a tax increase and I pointed out to you that all the mayors budgets are signed by him and made as public record on the Twp website I will post the link below and again say to you show me which budget had an increase because all 4 he presented provided 0 tax increases: http://www.glotwp.com/Downloads/index.html On the contrary all 4 budgets presented to council by the previous Republican Mayor Cindy Rau-Hatton had increases the highest being 24% the lowest being 14%. The links and budgets are there prove me wrong. Big Daddy 1 Liar, In fact I will ask anyone who reads this to prove me wrong. Cindy Rau-Hatton former Republican mayor they were your budgets Shelly Lovett, Crystal Evans you both voted to pass those extreme tax hiking budgets, Tom Crone you are the current executive director of the republican Party can any of you defend Cindy Hatton and prove me wrong?
Jeff March 02, 2013 at 10:40 PM
Tax-hike Plan Mayor Sandra Love This was gloucester townships problem for the next 9 years and she kept raising taxes every year and the town went to hell in a hand basket GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP — Township Council members are at odds over whether a proposed 9.3 percent municipal tax increase can be avoided. The budget proposed by Mayor Sandra Love at Monday night's council meeting would increase the local tax rate from 54.7 cents to 59.8 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The owner of a home assessed at the township average of $105,000 would pay $53.55 more per year. It would be the township's first property tax increase in four years.
Angie Jones March 03, 2013 at 02:02 AM
Taxes are high across the board in New Jersey. Honestly, ask around, I don't know anyone in neighboring towns who has had no increase for 3 straight years. My issue is not the taxes. I don't mind paying higher taxes if the services are there. Now, with a balanced budget an zero tax increase I think it is time to focus on improving services across the board and make sure everything is running as well as it possibly can be.
Darren Gladden March 03, 2013 at 05:51 AM
look at you " Relax " Tried of hearing about yesterday's LETS move on and think about Todays and Tomorrows ,,,,,,,,Cindy "WHO " , Yes she did riseTaxes for 3 years .......But rocket Science will TELL YOU this WHO is spending all the MONEY .........Dave's Crew ....Just care , I do ...State the whole truth I will http://youtu.be/AsUW8JcnzZs
Jeff March 03, 2013 at 04:01 PM
It's election time for Mayor Mayer. He's a snake and snakes are known to mislead, hide the truth and deceive. Mayer's known as the sneaky slimy snake with the crooked smile and wet handshake
Uncle Jon March 04, 2013 at 12:46 AM
"About" The Same! Great, that means another 2-5% increase in thier twisted minds, right???
Uncle Jon March 04, 2013 at 01:11 AM
What are you talking about? We've all seen the big tax DECREASE due to the high profits of the red light cameras, and next year we'll the same decrease with the revenue from the new off-track betting facility at the old Stone Grill!!! Oh wait, I forgot about having to pay for that big black armored car thingy.... nevermind.... its a Bitchin' ride for the wannabe's....
Big Daddy 1 March 04, 2013 at 01:56 PM
2009 Rau Houten budget - 44 million. 2010 Mayer budget - 50 million. +13.6 % And that's right off the websight that Mr. Bademos provided as he called me a liar. Seems I'm not the one that's a really "BAD" liar.
Andre Bademos March 04, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Big Daddy the only person lying is you. Mayor Mayer did not present the 20010 budget that was the queen of tax hikes Republican Mayor Cindy Rau Hatton as I said. The reason he posted the numbers without the links to the budget is because had he it would have proved he was lying so like a spin doctor he posted fictions numbers and expected you all to just accept his work hook line and sinker. Big Daddy the only bad liar is the tempting snake in the apple tree, you are nothing better then the devils instrument. Like the Devil you may have poisoned the weak but not everyone is weak. Now for those that want the truth this is the real fact that Bid Daddy 1 like a good little republican executive director, he intentionally left out a link to his claims so let me fill it in for him. This is a link to the 2010 budget as proposed by Republican Mayor Cindy Rau Hatton the same person that signed the budget on the first couple lines of the first page one only has to open the link to see her signature: http://www.glotwp.com/pdfs/etc/Proposed2010Budget.pdf Now Dig Daddy 1 I could care less about an apology from you for lying but Id bet if you ever expect anyone to believe anything you say again you should apologize to the readers you tried to mislead, AGAIN on Patch.
Big Daddy 1 March 04, 2013 at 03:14 PM
You can rant and rave all you want BADemos. I opened the budgets in question and 2010 has Mayor Mayer's name on it. And he was the Mayer then. You need a check-up from the neck-up.
Andre Bademos March 04, 2013 at 03:19 PM
BVIG DADDY1 I posted the link to Republican Mayor Cindy Rau-Hatton's, 2010 Tax increase budget proposal. Open the link it is a municipal web side (no tricks). Educate yourself. don't just blindly post what your masters tell you too. Don't you have any sense of self respect? do you really think just because "Big Daddy1" says something people are that stupid to just blindly believe you?
Andre Bademos March 04, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Big daddy I was wondering how long it would take you to start with the name calling. It must be so frustrating when people like me just don't blindly listen to your dreck. Instead of resorting to calling people names try proving yourself. Now I was kind enough to post the link to the proposed 2010 budget which was presented by Republican Mayor Rau-Hatton. You refuse to show us any reason to believe you. Now post the truth stop lying to people or like you usually do jump to the next subject you think you can spin on people because this one you will not win on without posting your proof.
Big Daddy 1 March 04, 2013 at 03:29 PM
You posted the budgets. Read and learn. It's right there in black and white. Mayer's first budget was up by 6 million. It's a fact Jack. Case closed. Aren't you tired of going off on everybody here yet. Maybe you have gotten a clue from all the nasty return comments you've been getting.
Andre Bademos March 04, 2013 at 03:38 PM
Big Daddy Your a liar, That was Rau Hattons Budget in 2010 read it educate yourself. take your advice. Stop being a stooge, a lapdog and all the other derogatory names you have called people on here. Nothing you say will change who proposed the 2010 budget. REPUBLICAN CINDY RAU-HATTON's signature is on it as the presenter. nothing you do can change that and that is the reason you wont post it but I did that for you. "Click"
Big Daddy 1 March 04, 2013 at 04:24 PM
You are the only only one ranting and calling names in this conversation. I remember Mayer's literature complaining about all of the prior mayor's proposed budget increases. I had doubts because my taxes didn't go up until Mayer became mayor. What did HE DO? HE increased our taxes after all that complaining about the prior mayor. And 6 million is not 0. 6 million is 6 million.
Darren Gladden March 04, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Okay I see ALL the money coming in and all the so CALLED saving , but all I see is a TAN well Groom Hollywood mayor that making 52,000 a year plus Bennies and can't get even get a Field built This year for the KIDS to play on this YEAR . Now I see all the PW worker running around but what PROJECTS are we getting done .............Listen up People the leadership is POOR but were is all the MONEY going too and all these LLC companies what are they getting paid for and stop with all These studies and get things done . Omg ......SMH
Andre Bademos March 04, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Big Daddy1 your memory is as bad as your lie. The mayor did not take office until Jan 2010 the budget was past for the 2010 year in July 2009. You had already paid 2 quarters of your taxes into that 2010 budget before the current mayor took office. Again educate yourself and you would not have to resort to lying to people. payments of the 2010 budget are as follows. Aug 1 2009 1st payment due, Current mayor did not even get elected yet at that point. payment on the 2010 Budget due November 1 2009, the election still was not even held at that point Mayor Rau Hatton was still the mayor. Jan 2010 Mayor Mayer took office and inherited the budget of former mayor Republican Cindy Rau-Hatton Queen of the tax hike. on to the 3rd payment Feb 1 2010 was due, under state law the last two quarters are what are called makeup quarters from the shortfalls of the previous year. The current mayor has NO ABILITY to change the current budget but if they find shortfalls they can choose to adjust the budget accordingly. Therefore again the Feb and May payments which did not change from the proposed payment schedule were still presented and owned by the outgoing Mayor Republican Cindy Rau-Hatton. AS I SAID BEFOR BIG DADDY1, I DO NOT LIE, IF YOU HAVE PROOF TO THE CONTRARY SHARE IT WITH US. I'M SURE YOU WOULD LOVE TO PROVE ME WRONG. TRY IT, THE REASON YOU WON'T IS BECAUSE ANYTHING YOU DO ONLY PROVES I AM RIGHT. Put your links on here Big Daddy 1. Stop Lying to People. Post the truth.
Andre Bademos March 04, 2013 at 05:20 PM
Funny Darren you accepted donations from the same LLC's you now condemn. hypocrite. Why don't you Paul, Debbie and Big Daddy run for mayor and council. After all Darren you have experience you got 500 votes the last time you ran for office. There were only 40,000+ votes the other candidates received that you missed out on. with all the campaigning you all do on here day in and day out you surely must have a chance to win right? After all according to you the mayor and his team are criminals surly you can tell us why instead of hiding behind a computer screen making your illegible remarks, can't you? Which one of you wants to be mayor? I will make a deal with you I will provide you with petition copies if you supply the names for each position. See Darren I remember last year when Joshua berry and Tom crone convinced you to run then they both denounced your candidacy to support that sorry excuse of a ticket the Republicans backed. I have Joshua berry's comment saying he had nothing to do with your candidacy and did not support you for office. Eh Tu Bruti'. What about Council Woman Crystal Evans she also went around with Petitions back then and did a whole youtube trashing you and your candidacy. http://youtu.be/dySt2Aall1M
Darren Gladden March 04, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Okay Andre you are right Big Daddy is wrong on this one .....Now answer my question Sir if you don't mind ...Now Cindy who rise the TAXES really high we all understand that . (Now who today is WASTING millions away ANSWER please ) .................Just answer , I would
Andre Bademos March 04, 2013 at 05:27 PM
Big daddy you keep claiming you opened and read the budgets but there are several links on here showing you either don't know what your reading ...or you are lying. post the link you were asked to do so several times your own comments say you went to the links and read them why are you refusing to post the links...liars don't like to expose themselves as liars that's pretty much the only thing I can think of to explain why you refuse to show anyone your proof. I say it again the proposed 2010 budget has Cindy Rau-Hattons signature on it not David Mayor. He was not even the mayor at the time the budget was presented since the 2010 budget was presented to council in June 2009. Again I will say you are lying to people Big Daddy LYING!!
Andre Bademos March 04, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Darren, nobody is wasting money. Explain what you feel is wasted money? I will help you understand better. If you are right I will concede your right, if your wrong I will expect you to honestly concede the same way. Don't get me wrong Darren out of a budget as large as GT's it would be hard to hide waste show us the waste and how you will have done it differently. Just making an accusation that there is waste is irrational. show the line item you would want removed, refinanced, cut out etc., you get the point. Just saying there is waste is not acceptable. I can not read your mind to see what you feel is waste tell me and I will find you a real answer if you give me a real item.
Darren Gladden March 04, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Okay Mr. I live in da dream work with spins and lies ....40,000 ....'Really " Talk about facts not being right . See once again you make it about me . It's not about me but if I had a 1/4 of the money the Dems steal out of this town I WOULD WIN HANDS Down ....PS I'M ALWAYS BOUCING AROUND TOWN ....Just care , I do ...Keep up with your lies hack and come have a Beer summit with me ....O "Yea that right you have to Lotion Dave down for his spray Tan .......Just care , I will not back down from your Attacks LapDog . Now go to Dave maybe he will throw you a Bone ....SMH ,,,Your spin is getting to Old .....Now answer my QUESTION ....... WHO SPENDING ALL THE TAX MONEY CINDY who Rise ......Please it's a real simple answer ........WAITING ....Give you a Hint , The dude use to have a really bad stach http://youtu.be/tgJgy0PRaJQ
Andre Bademos March 04, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Darren I can assure you lotioning Dave down for a spray tan would be more enjoyable then having a beer with you. That said I suppose spray tans are something else you just shared with us that you know nothing about, as there is no need for lotion to get a spray tan. Maybe that was just your attempt at Sarcasm. On another note I would love to answer your question and I believe I did, your question,; Who is wasting our tax money? My answer: Nobody! See your question was answered you just did not like the answer and for that there is no help for you. Now I did ask you to tell me exactly what you consider a waste and I will tell you If it is a waste or not but if I prove it is not a waste I expect you will be a man and admit you were wrong. Want to take me up on it? You must have some idea of something in the budget that is a waste since you have been on these blogs day after day making your assertions.
Darren Gladden March 04, 2013 at 06:00 PM
One paying the mayor 52,000 dollars a year PART TIME " Really" is a waste . . 2. Public works OMG .........Let's talk about the waste going thru that Dept .Now I can be hear my whole life combing this Budget AND PICKING THRU THE WASTE. wait another one . ... OMG Director of Community Development & Planning is a waste cause for one if the Director plan is to have Boarded up bussiness and homes . Having our value of our houses go DOWN and down each day . Roads not being pave . ....I can go on and on but I'm getting tried . See my points ....No you will not lapdog... Everything is Sunshine and Rainbows ...PS why does Dave always have a nice Tan ......SMH ......People Please wake up and Vote Team Dave out .....I don't care if 2 monkeys and a tree bat is running against them ......Just care , I do
Paul J. DiBartolo March 04, 2013 at 06:03 PM
Take a breath, Andre, you're starting to froth at the mouth. It's also interesting to notice that the more excited you become and the further your rant proceeds the more you loose the ability to communicate intelligently as your spelling, grammar, and punctuation go right down the hopper. My advice to you...breathe in, breathe out...repeat as necessary until you feel calm.
Big Daddy 1 March 04, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Your own posts proved it was Mayer that raised Rau-Hauten's proposed 44 million budget to 50 million for 2010. So since your intent was to make Mayor Mayer look good, you screwed up. You proved to us ortherwise. That lingering doubt I had about who raised the budget is now a proven fact Proven by you. Thank you Mr. Badamos or ymbfa or ymdfa or whoever you are. Keep talking. The hole you dig just keeps getting deeper and deeper.

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