Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis is scheduled to present his administration's 2012 township operating budget at a council caucus meeting Tuesday night.
The Republican mayor will face a council with a Democratic majority to present his spending plan, which will include the layoffs of 77 township employees in the public works department.
The mayor has told Brick Patch that laying off the employees, and replacing them with private contractors, will save taxpayers money.
Last year, the proposed budget included $8.6 million in above-cap spending, and necessitated a public referendum in order to maintain public services. Much of that spending is presumably rolled back in the budget to be presented Tuesday night.
In addition to the budget presentation, the council will preview its regular meeting set for Feb. 28, which will include votes on a mayoral salary ordinance, changes to the peddling and taxicab ordinances, and the condemnation or acquisition of a small lot on Lake Riviera to accommodate a portion of a dam the township was ordered by the state to replace.