Two hearings were held last week on Gloucester County’s proposed FY 2024 budget and the advertised tax rates.
County supervisors held the two hearings last Wednesday night in the T.C. Walker Education Center Auditorium. The county’s proposed operating budget currently stands at $158.5 million, with the accompanying tax rates at 58.3 cents per $100 for real estate and $2.95 per $100 for personal property. Regularly updated details on the budget and tax rates can be found on the Gloucester County website.
Transit Director Ken Pollock spoke at the hearing, providing a synopsis of Bay Transit’s role in the community and giving an update on his organization. He said ridership is growing, though it has yet to reach pre-pandemic levels.
Pollock addressed the state of Bay Transit Express, a ride service similar to other popular riding services that work through phone applications. The program offers rides within an area that spans from Ark to Gloucester Point between...
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