MAYOR GORMAN ANNOUNCES TAX DECREASE IN GALLOWAY BUDGET

MAYOR GORMAN ANNOUNCES TAX DECREASE IN GALLOWAY BUDGET

(GALLOWAY) Today, Galloway Mayor Jim Gorman announced a tax decrease in the proposed Calendar Year 2020 Galloway Township budget.

“We need to make Galloway Township a more affordable place to live,” said Mayor Gorman. “I’m proud that we were able to continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to ease the property tax burden and move Galloway Township forward.”

The proposed budget lowers taxes by 2/10th of a cent while making necessary investments in public safety, including hiring two more police officers. This will bring police staffing levels to where they should be given Galloway’s size and population. The budget also restructures and makes necessary improvements to Galloway Township’s fleet maintenance, saving taxpayers in the long-run by avoiding costly privatization.

“I’m particularly proud of the efforts we made to make Galloway’s fleet management more efficient,” said Deputy Mayor Mary Crawford. “Not only will this make our employees safer on the road, but it will save the Township money in years to come.”

“We have the hardest-working police department in the county,” said Councilman Frank Santo. “I’m glad that we’ve been able to bring staffing levels up so that our residents are adequately protected by the Galloway Township Police Department.”

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