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Public utility needs top list of Gloucester’s capital improvement priorities

The Gloucester County Planning Commission has recommended that some of the highest capital improvement needs for FY2018-2022 will be for the public utilities, emergency services and sheriff’s offices.

Planner Sean McNash said the commission’s recommendations will be considered by County Administrator Brent Fedors this winter when he compiles his Capital Improvements Program priorities for FY2018-2022.

McNash said the commission members ranked more than 40 capital improvement projects submitted by various county departments. Then, those individual recommendations were tallied to see which of the CIP requests were deemed most needed.

Some of the projects seen as most needed, a staff report said, are a new roof for the water treatment plant and replacement of reverse osmosis membranes.

Projects the commission ranked low priority were a new lodge at Beaverdam Park, various school projects, and a new animal control office.

Commission member Doug Johnson asked what impact th...

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