I'm also furious at the way they presented it.
They should have sent letters out the moment they intended on extending this tax. NOT with some BS letter along with the Utility Bill coupons. As for the letter stating that it's separate from our tax bill and how we're receiving a $113.00 dollar credit on our tax bill....Laughable. They'll only raise the taxes next year so that they'll never have to extend the credit. It's not fair and it's not equitable because the Dunellen Borough Council never came forward with their intentions. This extra tax (even though new taxes were voted down last year) is just another way to get us to pay up for services we shouldn't have to pay for in the first place.
When we purchased our home here 18 years ago, it was acute, quiet little town. And yet year after year, it gets run further in to the ground. Home owners reap no rewards from being here. The council is not doing their jobs. Period. How dare they ask for more.