Westfield resident Tony DelDuca thanked the Westfield Town Council Tuesday evening for spending his money "wisely."
At the council's public meeting, DelDuca referenced a statewide chart, published by The Star-Ledger that showed homeowners in Westfield are paying higher property taxes than the statewide average and the second highest in Union County, yet DelDuca noted that the portion of his tax bill that stayed in Westfield is among the lowest.
"When it came down to the municipal section of what we pay to support our government here in town we were one of the lowest, which is attributable to all of you doing an outstanding job," he said.
DelDuca noted that of the average total tax bill of $14,329.07 paid by Westfielders, $2,657.55 goes toward the municipality.
"So I wanted to commend all of you for an outstanding job of using my money and doing a lot of things. We have a lot of things other towns don't have. We have a paid fire department, a fantastic parks and recreation commission, a library that's second to none.
"I'd also like to have some of you resign and join the county freeholders and the school board to use their money, my money, more appropriately in those venues as well," he said. "I'd like to thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for spending my money very wisely."
The next public meeting of the Town Council will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Municipal Building.