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Board approves moving funds for new Animal Control Office

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors has approved moving a portion of funding for the Animal Control Office into the Restricted Fund Balance, freeing up $149,100 in the Unassigned Fund Balance.

Also during the board’s May 19 meeting, supervisors received an update on how local businesses have been dealing with the pandemic and what they can expect when transitioning back to being open.

The vote to change the source of funding for the new Animal Control Office was unanimous. Prior to the change, all of the funds for the new office were coming from the unassigned fund balance, but $149,100 of the project is now coming from cash proffers that were initially recorded as part of the restricted fund balance.

According to County Administrator Brent Fedors, the project was originally proposed to the board as a capital improvement project for the FY20 budget, and it was intended for the restricted funds to be the revenue source. However, when the appropriations were put before the boar...

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