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Fair Lawn borough council adopted a $46.8 million municipal budget Tuesday that will increase taxes $32 on the average assessed homeowner.
Fair Lawn Republicans and Democrats are split over whether the borough should create a "Deputy Borough Manager" title that would serve as a true No. 2 behind the borough's manager.
Jim Van Kruiningen, a lifelong Fair Lawn resident and assistant to the borough manager for the past six years, will take over as acting manager on June 4.
Recently released closed session minutes detail Fair Lawn borough council's decision not to provide the manager a vote of confidence that he'd be retained after this year.
The townwide reassessment, undertaken because of the growing number of tax appeals, paid significant financial dividends for the borough in 2012.
If the budget is approved as introduced, average assessed homeowners will pay about $39 more in taxes than they did last year.
Fair Lawn's new website went live Sunday. How do you think it looks?
Cristina Cutrone and Joan Goldstein will run on the Fair Lawn Democratic ticket for borough council in 2013.
The manager's budget allocates $60,000 to install commuter kiosks at the Radburn Train Station and the dirt lot on Fair Lawn Avenue by Route 208.
Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan will be out of the office for the next several weeks while she rehabs from multiple stress fractures in her back.
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