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Meyer spars with committee chair over capital needs

John Meyer Jr., at-large member of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors, sparred with the chairman of the county’s Capital Improvement Plan Advisory Committee Tuesday night over Meyer’s perception that the school system’s capital needs weighed too heavily over county needs in the CIP priority recommendations for the coming years.

The matter was discussed at Tuesday night’s board of supervisors meeting in the colonial courthouse.

Tom Danaher, a citizen representative who serves as chairman of the CIP Advisory Committee, said the group weighed 56 total projects, submitted by both the county and the school system, totaling approximately $75 million over a five-year period and beyond. He said the committee heard presentations from each department head on the purpose of the projects and how each project will meet the strategic priorities of the board of supervisors.

“For fiscal year 2017, schools and public safety dominate the upper echelon of the rank...

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