A move by the National Park Service to increase the per-vehicle entry fee at the Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook by up to 33 percent has been withdrawn, according to an announcement Thursday by sixth-district Congressman Frank Pallone.
The average Red Bank homeowner would see a $150 property tax increase under a 2013 municipal budget introduced by the borough council Wednesday night.
The proposed $21.2 million spending plan would raise the municipal tax rate 7.7 percent, from the current 49.1 cents per $100 of assessed property value to 52.9 cents. That means the owner of a home assessed at the borough-average $396,000, stands to pay $2,095 for municipal services alone this year. The rate does not include school and county taxes.
The hit to the wallet is nearly triple the $56.50 2012 increase on the average home, then assessed at $401,000.
Red Bank’s property tax won’t rise as much as expected this year.
Councilman Mike DuPont, chair of the council’s finance committee, says a penny has been trimmed from the increase anticipated as recently as two weeks ago.
That means the owner of a residential property assessed at the borough-average $401,000 will pay 1.4 cents more per $100 of value than last year, or a full-year increase of $56.50, DuPont said following the formal introduction of the $20.8 million spending plan Wednesday night.
Property taxes are set to rise “a fraction of a percent” in Little Silver this year, the Asbury Park Press reports Tuesday.
The owner of a home assessed at a borough-average $500,000 will see a $35 increase for the local portion of the overall levy, excluding school, Monmouth County and Open Spaces taxes, the Press reports.