Manager tells assembly it's time to reduce spending

Sales tax revenues came in under projections for the first three months of the year, an indication of a weakening economy and a worrisome sign for the community, Borough Manager Mason Villarma said last week.

“We’re at that point we’re going to have to trim things down,” he told the assembly at a budget work session Wednesday, June 5.

Mayor Patty Gilbert called the manager’s draft spending plan “the leanest budget” she has seen.

In addition to proposing laying off two of the police department’s seven-member force of certified officers, Villarma’s draft budget would affect the Parks and Recreat...


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