“I am hoping we’re able to keep the overall tax burden on residents very close to what it is now,” said Ed Smith, who was just sworn in as the newest freeholder.  “We may have to reprioritize where those revenues are going. But my goal is to not increase the burden on county taxpayers.”

Sarnoski said he would like to see taxes decrease, but added: “I’m not going to set a goal. I’m going to see where the budget process takes us. We’re going to find a way to manage it.”

Without raising taxes?

“If we can.”