Raritan Township's committee has told the township municipal utilities authority to stop offering health benefits to a commissioner who works 5 hours a week.

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That's because the health benefits cost more than $20,000 a year while the commissioner earns just $2,100 a year.

Mayor Karen Gilbert says the commissioner did not request the health benefits. They were offered with the post.

Committeeman Lou Reiner tells NJ.com (http://bit.ly/290T94h ) the commissioner has three years left in his term and there is "the potential to have ratepayers hosed for about $75,000."

The committee wants the benefits stopped by the end of July.

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