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Supervisors make New Year’s resolution to tighten purse strings

Three new members of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors joined four sitting members during Tuesday night’s organizational meeting in the colonial courthouse, pledging to exercise fiscal restraint, fulfilling the major campaign promise they made during last year’s election.


This became evident toward the end of Tuesday night’s meeting when newcomer at-large supervisor John Meyer Jr. asked for and received a consensus of the board to encourage county administrator Brenda Garton to develop the next fiscal year’s budget under the assumption that there will be no tax increases and no additional borrowings.


“The election we had in November was a pretty strong indication that the county wants more fiscal restraint with less spending,” Meyer said. He added that all three newly elected supervisors ran on similar platforms.


Also toward the end of the meeting, the four continuing board members expressed their eagerness...

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