South Plainfield is Financially Stronger &

More Affordable Under Anesh Team’s Leadership, Say Independent Studies


     Mayor Matt Anesh this week pointed to a series of recently released independent studies showing that South Plainfield is continuing to get strong results under his team’s leadership.

     Anesh is running for re-election with Councilman Rob Bengivenga and Councilman Joe Wolak.  The three this week cited the reports as further evidence South Plainfield is becoming financially stronger and more affordable under their watch.

          • South Plainfield is More Affordable – Municipal taxes, the part controlled by the Mayor and Council, is flat for the second     consecutive year and the tax rate is still less than 2009. Sewer fees have been kept the same for six years in a row. This is why, just last year, named South Plainfield as one of the best tax bargains in the state! South Plainfield continues to have one of the lowest taxes in Middlesex County. Fact Check:, Municipal General and Sewer Budgets.

          • South Plainfield is Financially Stronger – The financial community issued an outstanding report regarding South Plainfield’s municipal finances. Earlier this year, when S&P global affirmed the borough’s “AA” rating they pointed to the borough’s “Strong management, strong budgetary performance and a very strong economy” when describing South Plainfield’s finances. In addition, South Plainfield continues to have one of the lowest debt ratios in the County. Fact Check:  The ratings are available on Standard & Poor’s website.

     “It’s really impressive to see these types of results when you look around and see the state and scores of other towns getting downgraded, taxes increasing, all while the residents get less services.” Said Bengivenga, who also services as Council President.

“We want to continue getting these types of results,” said Wolak. “I chose to raise my family in South Plainfield because it is an affordable community with a small-town feel.  I want to do my part to help make it even better.”

     Mayor Anesh said that the recent good news comes just as South Plainfield is finishing one of its best years in decades. 

“Over the last year we were able to hold the council’s part of the tax bill flat and keep sewer fees flat for the 6th consecutive year. In addition, we continued to invest more back into our hometown.” said Anesh.

     “Whether it’s doubling the size of the library, expanding Willow Park, adding new digital signs to the PAL and Senior center, or enacting an ordinance requiring utility companies to repave the roads they work on, we will always look for innovative ways to invest more in our hometown, while keeping taxes in check.” added Anesh. 

     “We hope voters agree that South Plainfield is heading in the right direction,” Bengivenga said.  “If you do, Matt Anesh, Joe Wolak, and I ask for your support on Election Day.”   

Find the Anesh team: Facebook @abw2018, follow us on Instagram ‘anesh_bengivenga_wolak’, visit our website or email us at We look forward to hearing from you.

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