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Gloucester department heads discuss impact of proposed cuts

After being greeted by a large number of protestors asking that the school system be fully funded in next year’s budget, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors heard from a number of county department heads on the impact of proposed budget cuts during a budget work session last Thursday at the T.C. Walker Education Center.

Board members requested early in the budget process that they hear from individual county departments as to what would happen if cuts to their departments had to be made in order to balance the county’s proposed $114 million fiscal year 2015-16 budget.

County Administrator Brenda Garton did bring some positive news to the attention of supervisors during the meeting, saying that the county has realized some savings over the recent weeks due to revenue revisions, bringing the budget ahead by just over $122,000. This is after the board voted unanimously to restore funding for civic organizations to their current levels at a cost of over $145,000.

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