The Daily Times: New Brunswick, N.J. Tuesday January 24 1924
MILLTOWN COUNCIL PROVIDES $8,000 FOR A NEW FIRE HOUSE, CONTAINING POLICE LOCK-UP
Milltown, Jan. 29—The borough budget occupied the careful attention of council last night and at a late hour, the complete tabulations were nut available as two Items had not been definitely settled upon. However, the entire budget will be ready for publication tomorrow as the remaining Items will be added to the list today as soon as exact figures will be ascertained to cover these accounts for the ensuing year. The 1924 budget will be slightly higher than last year, this being caused by an appropriation for a new fire house In North Milltown for the hose company. According to the figures available last night the new home for the firemen, which will also probably carry an office for the borough recorder as well as a lockup, will cost about $8,500. Part of this amount will be taken care of by a cash Item, while the remaining amount will be covered by the Issuing of a bond. The councilmen have tried to hold down the budget as low as possible and the proposed Fire house, which was discussed last year, is considered absolutely necessary. The 1923 budget called for $17,891.25 to be raised by general taxation, while the new one now in process will probably run around the $24, 000 mark, or $7,000 higher. The anticipated revenue for this year amounts to about $21,000. The school budget, which was drawn up last week, called for an Increase, so with the one from the borough coming, it will mean a slight jump in taxes for the coming year. In the borough budget the public library will come in for an Increase in donations when the council will set aside a figure of $160 for this worthy cause as against $100 for last year.