Phillips Preiss Grygiel

Projects: Planning Services

Municipal Consolidation Advisory Services - Bergen County, NJ

Project:

Municipal Consolidation Advisory Services - Bergen County, NJ

Client:

Members of the New Jersey State Legislature

Overview

Phillips Preiss Grygiel provided planning and economic analysis services in support of “The Meadowlands Regionalization, Efficiency and Property Tax Relief Act of 2010” (bill number A2939/S2078), a municipal consolidation bill for part of southern Bergen County. The bill proposes to dissolve the Borough of Teterboro (a municipality with 67 residents), modify the boundaries of other municipalities and rationalize the tax sharing agreements for the Hackensack Meadowlands District. PPG advised two of the primary sponsors of this law, Senator Robert M. Gordon and Assemblywoman Connie Wagner.

Results

Although the bill has not yet been passed by the Legislature, it has helped bring municipal consolidation issues to the forefront. Related legislation has been passed to ease municipal consolidation efforts.