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Departments make final budget pleas

A number of county departments and civic organizations have been making pleas this week for the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors to fund necessary items in their budgets for next year.

The board held budget work sessions last Wednesday night and Tuesday night and is expected to adopt the county’s $111 million proposed FY17 budget Monday night at 7 o’clock in the colonial courthouse.

So far, the board has spent nearly eight hours in budget deliberations, and a final work session on the budget is scheduled for 7 o’clock tonight in the colonial courthouse.

During Tuesday night’s work session, representatives from both of the county’s fire and rescue squads said the services their organizations provide to county citizens are unparalleled. “We have the most dedicated volunteers in the world,” said GVFRS chief J.D. Clements. “All of our volunteer firefighters and EMS are on call 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. We do it because we love...

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