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Boat owners oppose return of tax

A number of residents and boat owners from out of town urged the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors last Wednesday night not to re-implement a county boat tax.

The tax, which was repealed in 2016, was listed as one of the possible ways for coming up with additional revenue to fulfill unmet needs in the county administrator’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget.

About a dozen residents, boaters and local business owners spoke of the advantages the county has seen since the boat tax was repealed during a public hearing on the budget in the T.C. Walker Education Center auditorium. Several others last week urged the board to fully fund what the school board had requested in its proposed budget. 

Under the county administrator’s proposed budget, there would be an $820,000 increase in local funding for Gloucester County Public Schools, falling short of the $3.6 million increase the school superintendent requested in his proposed budget.

Glenns resident Kymberly Casone u...

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