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Borough of Jewett City Passes Budget, To Eliminate One Resident Trooper

This article was published on: 05/23/17 2:11 AM by Mike Minarsky

Last year, he entire budget of the borough rested in the hands of the 22 people that showed up to vote.   This year, more people did come out to vote, but still less than 100 where there are almost 1400 registered voters.

The borough voted 35-21 on Monday night in favor of reducing the borough’s resident State Trooper program to one instead of the 2 on staff currently. The budget also included the elimination of borough car taxes. In other words, borough residents will still receive a tax bill for their cars from the town but will no longer receive a bill from the borough. The mill rate also will drop from 4.29 to 3.33

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