The Lower Township Council will likely being adopting its next municipal budget tonight. Council found a number of cost saving moves at a recent budget hearing to bring the proposed tax increase in the municipality down to zero. The initial proposed increase was near 2.5 cents. Deputy Mayor Kevin Lare was the most publicly vocal on council about making sure there was no tax increase. He told Coastal Broadcasting that government can’t outspend its local residents. Considering the economic times, he felt the government should cut back this year to avoid a tax hike.