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Ridgewood Govt. Spends How Much on Fuel?

Any guess how much is spent on street lights each year? Garbage disposal? Sewage? We have the answers.

Village workers aren't exactly rolling around in Chevy Volts, and the proves it. The high cost of gasoline and diesel fuel accounts for about $423,965 of the $45 million budget. Officials can only hope the projected drop in price to below $3 a gallon can hold steady, though they won't be betting on it.

Here are a few other interesting budget tidbits. Did you know the village spends about $690,000 in garbage disposal dump fees? Or that the sanitary sewer system expenditures notch almost $1.4 million? Although PSE&G , it'll cost taxpayers in Ridgewood a cool $280,000.

Your neighbors not paying their taxes also hits hard – the reserve for uncollected taxes is more than $1.6 million, or about $143 per the average resident (actually) paying $3,973 in municipal services. 

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jp1 June 28, 2012 at 03:16 PM
A few less vehicles in town would not hurt plus i believe there are way too many left idling for to long, police cars in particular.
News Man June 28, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Save cost of gas this year folks, stay home, don't drive,get your tickets for the fireworks and begin to put out those parade route chairs a week ahead of time. How about some Photos of what is happening in Ridgewood Now, OK?
James Jr. June 29, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Are there safeguards in place to prevent theft of fuel on employees' private vehiculars?

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