Residents of Rutherford and surrounding communities are invited to an open forum on Wednesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. to discuss how municipal consolidation can provide much needed tax relief.
Courage to Connect New Jersey, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, will sponsor the program, which will be held take at the Rutherford Borough Hall Council Chambers. The forum will also include discussion on the second edition of “Courage to Connect New Jersey Guidebook: The Tools for Municipal Consolidation,” published this month. It is a comprehensive manual that provides step-by step measures that residents and local officials can take to form municipal consolidation study commissions and, ultimately, consolidate communities. The program is free and open to the public; residents of Rutherford and other communities in Bergen County are encouraged to attend. To learn more about Courage to Connect New Jersey or for a free copy of the guidebook, visit the organization’s website: www.CourageToConnectNJ.org or email [email protected]
This article was originally published in the South Bergenite.