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Five Things You Need To Know About Tuesday's Council Meeting

Transfers were made in the budget and an ordinance was introduced in association with a hybrid reassessment.

1.     Galloway Council approved a resolution to offer incentives to non-union employees in exchange for waiving health benefits. Any employee opting out of their health coverage would see a savings of $3,000, Township Manager Arch Liston said. The incentives don’t apply to statutory employees, or employees who already have the issue addressed in their contracts. Liston estimates the township can save about $100,000. According to Liston, the proposal impacts a “handful” of employees.

2.     The township introduced an ordinance setting aside $950,000 as a special emergency appropriation for the proposed hybrid reassessment. Second reading and the public hearing will take place at the Nov. 27 council meeting.

3.     Council approved a resolution refunding bond ordinances of $1,470,000 connected to tax credits granted for tax payers this year.

4.     Council voted to accept a $175,000 grant for a bike path on Wrangleboro Road.

5.     Council voted to transfer budget appropriations from six line items to three, in accordance with state law. Municipalities are permitted to transfer appropriations between line items to fill budget holes up through the first three months of the following year. Liston anticipates more transfers to come, as they are permitted through March of 2013.

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