spot_img

More Bad News For Montclair

Date:

Share post:

Bad news if you’re a homeowner there, that is.

Baristanet is reporting that Montclair is among 13 towns in New Jersey that yesterday were granted the right to exceed the 2.5% spending cap sought by Gov. Chris Christie.

Exceed it it will: Montclair residents will be hit with a 10% tax increase under the town’s budget for the coming fiscal year. And if they are steamed by the decision, they will have to wait to cool off. To close its budget gap, Montclair has pushed back the opening of its no-frills town pools to June 24 and slashed their operating hours to just 1 to 7 p.m. daily.

- Advertisement - LynneMortimeri

The bad news doesn’t stop there. Today, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Montclair’s credit rating to Aa3 from Aa2.

- Advertisement -
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at vi[email protected]

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Saturday Wins For Soccer Teams

The Verona High School girls and boys soccer teams were in action on Saturday and both came away...

Football Adapts, Perseveres In Mountain Lakes Game

Verona football took on Mountain Lakes on Friday, and there was plenty of action on both sides. Before...

Colonel Vincent A. Di Mauro (USAF ret.), 94

Colonel Vincent A. Di Mauro (USAF ret.) of Verona died on Sept. 19 at Clara Maass Medical Center...

2022 BOE Election: Question One

The five candidates running for two seats on the Verona Board of Education this November are Diana Ferrera,...