|Supervisor Mark Tanczos has a budget question.|
"I didn't get a raise?" joked veteran Supervisor Steve Salvesen.
"No," Finnigan somberly replied.
In addition to the good news about next year's budget, Supervisors approved a reduction in next year's residential waste and recycling fees. A typical single family residence will see an annual bill next year of $225, down from $245. Multi-family dwellings will also see their garbage bills go down between $20-25 over what is being paid this year.
This lower fee is the result of a five-year garbage hauling contact with Raritan Valley Disposal, approved earlier this year.
"We're certainly headed in the right direction, especially during these tough economic times," said Supervisors' Chair John Diacogiannis, thanking Finnigan for his work on the budget.
In other business, Supervisors unanimously approved two new developments.
Virginia-based Patient First, a primary and urgent care facility, received authorization for an 8,000 sq. ft, one-story building at the busy intersection of Schoenersville and Jacksonville Roads. It plans to open this facility next Summer.
Supervisors signed off on the first phase of Traditions of America at Bridle Path. This community, aimed at active adults aged 55 and older, will include 204 homes on a 68-acre lot. It is located along Bridle Path Road, next to the former St. Frances Academy.
Supervisors will meet again on Tuesday, November 13, 7 PM, at the Municipal Building, located at 3630 Jacksonville Road.