WOTC approves 1.76-percent tax increase

WOTC approves 1.76-percent tax increase

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed the 2020 municipal budget at its Sept. 8 meeting with a vote of 4-1; Councilman Joe Krakoviak cast the only opposing vote. The total budget, which was presented by Chief Financial Officer John Gross at the Aug. 11 meeting prior to a public hearing, is […]

WO taxes to increase by 1.76 percent

WO taxes to increase by 1.76 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council introduced and held a public hearing on the 2020 municipal budget at its Aug. 11 meeting, with plans to vote on the document at its next meeting, on Sept. 8. The total budget, which was presented by Chief Financial Officer John Gross, is $90,676,490. This year’s […]

WOBOE passes $171.3M budget

WOBOE passes $171.3M budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously passed the school district’s 2020–2021 budget at its May 4 virtual meeting, approving a $171,399,914 budget that will raise taxes by $23.03 per month for the average West Orange resident. Taxes bring in the bulk of the district’s revenue at $141,491,179. The district is […]

WOBOE passes preliminary budget to increase taxes

WOBOE passes preliminary budget to increase taxes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At its last in-person meeting, on March 19, the West Orange Board of Education unanimously passed the preliminary 2020–2021 district budget. With a total of $170,999,914, the budget will raise taxes in West Orange by $22.18 per month, or $266.21 per year, for the average taxpayer. Taxes bring $141,091,179 to the […]

West Orange receives $345K through CDBG program

West Orange receives $345K through CDBG program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County recently announced that approximately $5.4 million will be distributed to 14 Essex County municipalities and 34 community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program. The township of West Orange received a CDBG for $345,100. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through […]

TC approves 30-year PILOT for Executive Drive

TC approves 30-year PILOT for Executive Drive

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a long-term tax exemption, also known as a Payment in Lieu of Taxes, for the developers of the Executive Drive property near the geographic center of town at its Dec. 18 meeting. The move begins a plan to relocate the West Orange Public Library and […]

WO Fire Department receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant award

WO Fire Department receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department has been awarded a FY2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $293,274.54 for the replacement of 44 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, 88 carbon-wrapped air cylinders and 88 face pieces which have reached obsolescence, according to a recent press […]

BOE hears plans to evaluate long-range needs

BOE hears plans to evaluate long-range needs

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education’s discussion of the district’s Long Range Facilities Plan at a special meeting on Sept. 12 included the outstanding debt from past projects and how a referendum for more funding would affect taxpayers. The BOE addressed the referendum earlier this year, but Superintendent of Schools Scott […]

TC passes 8.5-percent tax hike

With 3-2 vote, Council approves 2019 municipal budget of $85.7 million

TC passes 8.5-percent tax hike

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the 2019 municipal budget of $85,780,920.31 at its July 16 meeting, approving a tax increase of 8.5 percent, the highest increase in the last 10 years. The budget passed with a vote of 3-2, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak and Councilwoman Susan McCartney casting the opposing […]

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