Morris County Commissioners Introduce 2021 Budget With No Tax Increase
Balanced Spending Plan Funds Critical Programs, Maintains Reserves for Pandemic Impacts
Morristown, N.J. (Feb. 24, 2021) – Morris County Board of County Commissioners unanimously introduced the county government’s 2021 Budget tonight, maintaining spending on critical infrastructure projects, human services and public safety while building reserves for unforeseen impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with no county tax increase for existing taxpayers.
The proposed $320 million budget directs $38.6 million toward educational, cultural and economic initiatives outlined by the Board of Commissioners to serve all Morris County municipalities, and includes a $35.8 million Capital Spending Plan.
“The pandemic has been straining family budgets in Morris County for almost a year. We were determined to bring in a county budget that did not increase the tax burden on our existing taxpayers. But we also remained focused on maintaining the programs, services and infrastructure improvements that our residents have come to rely upon in Morris County, and the result is this stable, fiscally responsible spending plan for 2021,” said Commissioner Deborah Smith, Chair of the Board’s Budget Committee.
Morris County’s new budget anticipates ending the year with a strong fund balance to insure reserves are stable going into a year when the pandemic may cause uncertain economic trends. (READ MORE)
To review the budget PowerPoint presentation click here.