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CTC-NJ is seeking a set of five to ten municipalities to help make history. Never before in New Jersey’s history has a large group of towns undertaken a study to examine the costs and benefits of consolidating into a single, streamlined governmental entity. It’s a revolutionary idea – and one that could save residents hundreds or thousands of dollars each year on their property taxes. But we won’t know until a group of towns is willing to participate in a Consolidation Study Commission and evaluate the merits of evolving into a single municipal unit.
We’re putting our money where our mouth is. CTC-NJ is prepared to fully fund a Study Commission for the first group of five to ten towns that steps forward. If your towns complete Steps 1 through 4 of this Guidebook (see pages 12 through 24), we’ll ensure that CTC-NJ’s private and public funders covers the cost of the study. There’s no obligation that the towns actually consolidate; just that they have the courage to study it. Are you ready to step up to the challenge? Let’s make history!