Mayor Derek Armstead announced that Linden Residents will not be receiving a Municipal Tax Increase this year, this is something that hasn’t been done since 2006. Not only will there be no increase but there will be an actual reduction of $12.77 per household based on the assessed value on $131,700.00.
In 2017 the Mayor had the garbage fee eliminated, this was a promise he made while running for Mayor in 2014. “Not only have we eliminated the garbage fee we actually managed to lower taxes, something that others said could not be done”. In January Mayor Armstead asked for what he calls a “tax holiday” and made a commitment for “Zero Increase.” He is now asking that the Linden Board of Education and Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders follow his lead.