TAXES GOING UP THIS YEAR IN UPPER TOWNSHIP

Upper Township 2014Upper Township residents will absorb a tax increase this year.  Last week the Township Committee approved a new $12.4 million budget that increases the municipal tax rate by three cents.  This is the first tax increase in three years in Upper Township.  The budget was approved on a 3-2 vote by the Township Committee.  Increased health insurance costs and a property reassessment are being blamed for the tax hike.