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LONG BRANCH – Home and small business owners can get a tax break on improvements to their dwellings in a new tax plan the city adopted Wednesday. 

The plan, called “Fairer Long Branch,” was introduced in February and then had to be reviewed by the Planning Board. The City Council vote was pushed back further due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The timing of the plan, which comes at a moment when tax revenue may be lost due to COVID-19 social distancing measures, didn’t deter the city from passing it.

“We’ll go through with it. I think ultimately, it will encourage people to improve their properties,” Pallone said.  

The council voted 5-0 for the plan in a meeting that was live-streamed.

Long Branch: Upgrade your home or business, get a tax break