Brick Township was one of just two communities that approved a municipal cap referendum out of 14 where such a question appeared on the ballot.
Brick voters approved $8.6 million in above-cap spending in a narrow, 51 percent to 49 percent vote Wednesday. Township voters joined those in Lambertville, Hunterdon County, in approving the ballot measure.
In 10 other municipalities, the story was different. Votes ranged from narrow – 53 percent opposed the referendum in Mount Holly, Burlington County – to an outright mandate against the referendum in Medford, Burlington County, where a staggering 84 percent of voters rejected the measure.
In most of the municipalities where referendums were rejected, the margin was 60 percent or higher.
In Ocean County, Jackson Township saw 66 percent of voters rejected the cap referendum, and in Plumsted Township, 64 percent turned down the ballot measure.
A full list of results appears below.MUNICIPAL CAP MEASURE RESULTS Municipality Result % Margin Bordentown NO 75 Lumberton NO 59 Mansfield NO 66 Medford NO 84 Mount Holly NO 53 Carney's Point NO 61 Hardwick NO 55 Oxford NO 75 Jackson NO 66 Plumsted NO 64 Northvale NO 59 Shrewsbury Twp. NO 77 Brick YES 51 Lambertville YES 59