Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Becton Introduces Budget with 2 Percent Tax Increase

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Becton Introduces Budget with 2 Percent Tax Increase

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EAST RUTHERFORD - The Board of Education introduced a Carlstadt/East Rutherford regional district budget that carries a $12,808,092 Becton tax levy, up 2 percent from last year's $12,556,953 tax levy. The board still needs to make $250,000 worth of cuts to stay within the 2 percent cap.

The total $14,365,699 Becton Regional High School budget is up from last year's $13,997,586 amount.

Carlstadt property owners with an average home assessed at $331,162 in 2016 paid $1,086 for Becton taxes. In 2017, they will pay $22 more, or $1,108 on a home assessed at $331,162.

Last year, East Rutherford property owners paid $912 for Becton taxes on a home assessed at $322,164. This year they will pay $18 more, or $930 on a home assessed at $316,717.

Board Administrator Nick Annitti noted that none of the cuts would be to programs and services for the regional district's approximately 550 students. …

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