Egg Harbor mayor priced out by property taxes

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - August 21, 2013

Egg Harbor Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough has lived in the township's Seaview Harbor section since 1974. He and his wife bought land and built their home for $360,000 in 1985.

The property was valued at slightly more than $1.1 million during last year's township-wide revaluation, which increased his property taxes by nearly 60 percent to $31,056.

The 71-year-old mayor tells The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/16JC6y8) he thought he'd be able to live and die in his home.

McCullough says he hopes to find another home in the township. But if he doesn't, the couple purchased a $150,000 waterfront condominium in Florida, where the property taxes are $2,569.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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