- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LAKE COMO, N.J. (AP) - A small New Jersey town has signed a deal to save taxpayers millions by disbanding its 10-member police department and use officers from a neighboring town.

Lake Como signed a 10-year contract with Belmar to pay 25 percent of the police budget for the duration of the pact.

Voters last week rejected a budget that would have raised their property taxes by more than 22 percent, costing the typical taxpayer about $700 more in municipal taxes.

Borough Administrator Louise Mekosh tells the Asbury Park Press (https://on.app.com/1Te84Wg ) the 2018 tax levy is projected to be about $1 million less than this year’s.

Three of Lake Como’s police officers have left for other jobs. Two will retire and five are looking for new jobs.

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This story has been corrected to fix the spelling of town in 2nd paragraph to Lake Como.

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Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, https://www.app.com

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