CRANBURY – It may not be much, but the newly-appointed township mayor has pledge to donate his stipend to local organizations.

The move is part of a goal James Taylor has to support local organizations during his one-year appointment, which began earlier this month.

Taylor briefly discussed his desire to donate his $1,200 stipend in a larger interview with MonroeNow.com this week about what he’d like to see the township accomplish in 2019.

“I’m not taking a mayor’s salary this year,” Taylor said. “Every dollar I earn as the mayor I’m turning around and handing back to the civic organizations.”

His first $100 donation went to the local women’s club, and next month a different group will benefit. Though, he noted, after taxes his stipend is approximately $980, so he tossed in an extra $20 to make it at least an even $1,000 for the year.

Taylor, who won another term as a township committee member in November, is serving his second stint as mayor. He previously held the one-year post in 2015.

Taylor said that he wants the local non-profit organizations to know that the township supports their endeavors.

“At the end of the day we are elected to support the residents of the township,” he said. 

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Christopher Lang is a freelance correspondent for MonroeNow. Previously he was part of The Record-USA Today Network and served as an editor for a decade at NJMG.