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Hearing held on Gloucester CIP plan

A public hearing to gather input from Gloucester residents regarding the county’s proposed Capital Improvement Plan was held during Tuesday’s meeting of the Gloucester Board of Supervisors in the colonial courthouse. On the CIP are a number of county and school projects as well as the recommended means to fund them if approved.

Three county residents voiced their opinions on the CIP during the public hearing. Kathleen Jones gave a quick statement to the board urging them not to treat county residents as a means of unlimited revenue flow.

Howard Mowry expressed his concerns for what he referred to as the county’s “annual wish list.” He said he questions how the budget is made when in the long term as the county seems to not have the revenue to support budget costs in the future. He said there should be a yearly project-based budget that deals in real cash and not in debt services.

Susan Austin made specific comments about the Smart Meter project. The Smart Meters would be inst...

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