So far it looks like there will be no local tax increase for Solebury Township in 2022, Assistant Township Manager Michele Blood told the board of supervisors on Tuesday.
This, she said, is because unexpected 2021 revenue will be transferred to next year’s budget to cover the $300,000 damage caused by Hurricane Ida.
That damage includes erosion and stream repair, a lost front end loader and a chiller (a municipal building air cooler) that “basically got fried” in the storm, said Township Manager Dennis Carney.
The board has until November to advertise a preliminary budget, which has to be adopted in December.
Among the items set for discussion in November are funding for deer control, which received no funding this year. The board wants to hire Raritan Valley Community College’s Center for Environmental Studies to reduce the herd for a total of $368,500.
Also to be discussed will be funding for the New Hope-Solebury Library and a $50,000 request from the police for a high-water rescue vehicle.
Police Chief Dominick Bellizzie will be asked to discuss that purchase at the Oct. 19 supervisors meeting.