>THIS IDEA WILL COST BERGEN COUNTY TAXPAYERS BIG TIME
Posted on April 5, 2012, 9:00 AM
Buried in Friday’s Bergen Record was a little story that is sure to cost the taxpayers of Bergen County a fortune if it is implemented. But seeing how Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan loves to come up with more ways to increase her fiefdom it very well could come to be.
In a story titled Demarest to consider having Bergen County Police patrol the borough we learn that after trying to reach an agreement to share police services with the adjoining town Closter, the Demarest mayor said discussions were being held to have the county assume police responsibilities in the town. This all developed because of the loss of tax revenue in the town and the Christie imposed property tax cap putting the squeeze on the municipal budget. But the question has to be asked, if this is good for Demarest, will it be bad for the rest of Bergen County? That answer is yes. Let’s take a look at just why it is.