Just a few reasons why it is so expensive to live in Gloucester Township

Gloucester Township, Camden County, NJ

As if Camden County wasn't swinging a large enough wrecking ball of property taxes, Gloucester Township also burdens it's municipal taxpayers with items that are over the top, that cost the local tax payers, and see them moving towards the door, and leaving town.

The township spends, borrows, and taxes, to bring in some LUXURY ITEMS that may not necessarily, be needed at this time of economic hardship. Items that are proposed for hundreds of thousands of dollars, but turn out to cost in the millions. The township hockey rinks improvements and upgrades were introduced at about $800,000 and came in at just under $2 Million.
The township passed bonds (borrowed) under $3 million for turf fields, once again the real amounts with additional spending are nearing $4 Million.

The 5 DAY WORK WEEK has been a sore spot with some residents. The township employees work only a 4 DAY week (except Police), that allows some departments like public works to utilize FRIDAY as an OVERTIME day, along with SATURDAY. There are SOME staggered, work week employees, but that's questionable.

Probably the most troubling issue that flies under the radar, is along with GOLD STANDARD benefits, many municipal workers are reimbursed for what is suppose to be
"out of pocket " co-pays for medical and prescriptions, is reimbursed to them by the taxpayers. Upward from $500 to $750 per year.

We want our public employees to have good benefits but it contradicts the term and purpose "out of pocket". Just to name a few.