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Assembly reviews submitted suggestions for economic growth, expense reductions


February 7, 2019

The borough assembly held a work session last week to go over comments submitted by residents on ways the borough can increase revenues and reduce expenses.

Over a three week period in January 2018, 132 suggestions were submitted during three public meetings conducted by borough manager Steve Giesbrecht. The comments addressed the growing tourism industry, taxes on online shopping and increases in certain fees.

“Since we had those three meetings, it might be good to at least let the community know that we looked at some of their suggestions,” said assembly member Jeff Meucci. “We can...

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