Manchester Budget Presentation Set For May 29

Manchester Town Hall (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

MANCHESTER – Mayor Kenneth Palmer will offer a detailed overview of the township’s 2018 municipal budget before council puts it to vote May 29.

The council meeting will meet that Tuesday due to Memorial Day.

The council introduced the budget at the end of April. Councilman Samuel Fusaro said there must be a month between a budget’s introduction and adoption.

The public will be welcome to comment and ask questions at the 6 p.m. May 29 budget hearing, which will take place at the municipal building, 1 Colonial Drive.

Palmer spoke briefly about the budget on April 23, saying the township was on good footing at the end of 2017 and into this year. The surplus grew to $7.6 million.

The budget will increase from last year’s $33.906 million to about $35.039 million. Palmer will offer more details, including how taxpayers’ pockets will be affected, at that May 29 meeting.

A copy of the introduced budget is available at manchestertwp.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-INTRODUCED-BUDGET.pdf.