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Chriscoe addresses taxes, schools at town hall meeting

A number of issues were discussed during a town hall meeting Monday night at T.C. Walker Elementary School, Gloucester. The meeting, where members of the audience could ask any questions they liked of county and school officials, was the first hosted by Ashley Chriscoe, newly-elected at-large representative to the county’s board of supervisors.

About 40 residents attended the meeting, which Chriscoe said would give him an idea of what his constituents want him to do when it comes to making crucial decisions, especially when it comes to taxes and spending.

Richard Elmore, who opposed Chriscoe in the November 2011 election, kicked off the meeting by asking Chriscoe how he felt now about raising taxes, noting that the utilities department is in debt and major school projects are looming.

"I don’t want to raise taxes," Chriscoe said. "Realistically, I am fairly certain we will have a tax increase." He said it boils down to a tax increase or asking ci...

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