Fewer than a dozen residents — six town officials and four private citizens — were present Monday night for the adoption of the Town of Egg Harbor 2017 budget. Next year's $827,371 in spending represents an increase of $89,025 over the amount budgeted for 2016. All but $1,525 of the increase would be allocated toward purchasing a new fire truck within about three years for the joint Egg Harbor Town and Village Fire Department. Each community shares 50-50 on fire protection expenses. Past practice has had each community accumulating the purchase price of new apparatus in for several years in advance of placing an order for the equipment.