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County departments defend their budgets at work session

Several county organizations and departments had an opportunity last Thursday night to defend their budgets to the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors during the board’s first budget work session, which was held in the colonial courthouse.

Representatives of the various county departments were called up in order of the size of their budgets, starting from the greatest to the least, and most department heads who spoke last Thursday said they were pretty well satisfied with the allocations that were given to their departments in the county administrator’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget.

At-large supervisor John Meyer Jr. asked each department head to list what they would do differently if their department had more money and what it would do without if their budgets were cut.

One of the first questions of the night was why there was $750,000 worth of software proposed for the treasurer and commissioner of the revenue’s offices. Gloucester treasurer Tara Thomas sa...

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