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Editorial: Know your county board: Mathews

Two new members have joined three returning supervisors as the Mathews County Board of Supervisors prepares to tackle the issues that come before it in 2018.

This year, as in years past, the dominating issue for the first few months will doubtless be the county’s operating budget. Supervisors will be faced with trying to balance increased departmental wants with limited resources.

One of the biggest parts of the county budget is funding the needs of its school division, and the school board has already let it be known that they’ll be looking for a bigger piece of the pie. The school board’s first working draft for 2018-2019 is calling for an increase of nearly 5 percent, or $370,000, in county funds.

Do you feel the county needs to increase its financial support for education? Maybe you think the county should increase its contribution to the sheriff’s office. Perhaps you believe the fire department isn’t getting its fair share. Or maybe you’d lik...

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