As part of the ongoing efforts to reduce the municipal tax increase, the South Brunswick Township Council is considering taking money from the 2012 snow budget to bring the increase down. , with township officials expressing confidence after Tuesday evening's budget meeting that they will be able to bring down the increase to under one cent.
Outside of the Halloween storm in 2011 and a lesser ice storm this year, the winter was kind to the township. The light snowfall this year left about $140,000 in the snow budget.
Mayor Frank Gambatese said Tuesday night the council is looking at leaving about $100,000 in the fund, which would need to last until Dec. 31. The cost of the October 2011 snowstorm came in at about $225,000.
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