The Town of West New York has developed a municipal budget that has a 0% increase in taxes and maintains vital municipal services. The board of Commissioners passed the $75 million budget during the September 9th public meeting. The Budget with no tax increase has not compromised the fiscal integrity of the Town.
“The passing of this 0% tax increase budget delivers on my promise of lower taxes while reducing spending and providing essential services for West New York residents,” stated Mayor Felix Roque. “I am proud of our administration and dedicated staff that does more with less. We are transforming how we govern and have made tremendous strides in moving West New York forward.”
As part of the Town’s fiscal recovery plan there will be a hiring freeze. With a smaller and smarter government, the administration is committed to continue with its crime rate reduction initiatives, improving the schools, expanding recreation programs, having a steady stream of capital improvement and securing new revenues that enhance the quality of life of all West New Yorkers.
Many of the capital improvements that the Town of West New York is experiencing are supported by State grants and other forms of resources not impacting the taxpayer’s pocket. These improvements include: upgrades, and remediation projects at Washing Park, Miller Park and Veterans Park. These projects will make the parks safer, more public friendly and expand their recreational use from installing exercise equipment to creating a spray park area. Also, Road improvement projects on 51st, 60th, 65th, and 66th streets and support to our police department in providing the equipment and technology necessary to protect life and property.