Carneys Point residents question housing lawsuit as good use of taxpayer dollars

    Carneys Point implemented a $150 annual trash fee earlier this year to help cover a $500,000 shortfall in the budget. But as the South Jersey residents begin to get their bills, they’re questioning the use of taxpayer dollars to fight a lawsuit filed by Tri-County Real Estate and Maintenance over an affordable housing complex.

    Today’s Sunbeam reports the township has budgeted $125,000 for legal services in the 2011 budget. So far, $48,580 has been paid.

    Trash fees are due by Oct. 15.

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