The current Franklin Township Council has worked to maintain the budget lower than it was in 2009. Over the past two years, the tax rate increase has averaged 1%, with a 0% increase in the tax rate last year. I want to emphasize this does not mean taxes did not go up, but any increase was not due to the township spending your money. Contrary to what you may be told, Franklin Township continues to be one of the lower rates throughout Somerset County.
Only about 15% of your overall property tax bill goes towards Municipal Taxes. This pays for the police force, snow removal and road repairs, parks and recreation, and many other municipal services. Rather than talk about cutting services, I am focused on providing the services needed as efficiently as possible.
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