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County budget to be unveiled Tuesday

Gloucester County Administrator Brent Fedors will present his proposed fiscal year 2018 budget for the county during Tuesday night’s board of supervisors meeting in the colonial courthouse.

Earlier this year, Fedors said that developing a balanced budget for the next fiscal year will be quite challenging given a $1 million shortfall in state funding, but he has not released any details about what the proposed budget may entail. The meeting will begin at 7 o’clock.

Following his presentation, the board is expected to make a decision on how it will advertise its tax rates for the coming year. In 2016, the board voted to raise the real estate tax rate by 1.5 cents, making the rate 69.5 cents per $100 of assessed value to help balance the current budget.

Last week, Gloucester School Superintendent Walter Clemons introduced a $58,867,325 operating budget plan for fiscal year 2018, up from the system’s current $55,889,353 operating budget. Clemons’ proposed FY2018 ...

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