IN THE CAN: FAIR HAVEN GOES PRIVATE TODAY

ms-trashMonday was the first day that Fair Haven’s new trash collection contractor, M&S Waste Services, made the rounds picking up garbage. Privatization is expected to save the borough about $100,000 this year and $200,000 in the next two years, borough officials say. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

ANOTHER FAIR HAVEN TAX DROP EXPECTED

fh-boro-hallFair Haven is expected to reduce taxes for the fourth straight year. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

While Governor Chris Christie laid out a state’s budget Tuesday that included a plan to keep state aid to cities and towns flat, Fair Haven, in anticipation of such a move, outlined its own spending plan for the year.

As it’s become custom under Mayor Mike Halfacre, local taxes are going down.

But don’t make dinner reservations just yet. The savings might only get you a half-tank of gas.

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