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Gloucester task force on drugs, gangs and domestic violence disbanded

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors voted Aug. 3 during its regular meeting in the colonial courthouse on a resolution to dissolve the Gloucester Task Force on Community Concerns, which said it had successfully addressed its major tasks.

According to At-large board member Michelle Ressler, who chaired the task force, the group, formerly called the Gloucester Methamphetamine Task Force, had been discussing its future and purpose for the past six months.

Ressler said the task force voted unanimously at its July 12 meeting to recommend to the board that the group be dissolved.

In a letter to the board of supervisors, Ressler wrote, "The Gloucester Task Force on Community Concerns has successfully addressed the area of education and public awareness on community issues of methamphetamines, gangs and domestic violence. It is the opinion of those task force members who regularly attend the meetings that further involvement in issues would duplicate the work of present age...

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