4 Ocean County towns could see property tax increases

The Toms River Regional School District has voted to increase its budget, which may lead to higher property taxes for four Ocean County towns.If the

TOMS RIVER - The Toms River Regional School District has voted to increase its budget, which may lead to higher property taxes for four Ocean County towns.

If the proposed $131 million budget goes through, taxes could go up in Toms River, South Toms River, Beachwood and Pine Beach.

The increase would be 3.6 percent, which translates to a potential 3-12 percent property tax increase for homeowners.

School Superintendent Frank Roselli says the increase is necessary. The district lost $9 million in state aid last year, but still managed to have a low per-pupil spending compared to the rest of the state.

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