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Supervisors unanimously approve three code amendments

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved code amendments relating to ordinances on small-scale manufacturing, animal welfare and a real estate tax exemption for spouses of those who died in the line of duty following May 5 public hearings on the matter.

The three hearings were conducted electronically and allowed for Gloucester County residents to call in during the meeting to leave comments by voicemail. No voicemails were left during the hearings.

The public hearing on small-scale manufacturing regarded amendments made to help attract businesses to the Gloucester Court House area. Several definitions were added to the county code. Manufacturing craft was defined as the “production, construction, or arrangements of materials primarily by hand or with individually operated machine tools, primarily within enclosed structures, resulting in finished products or commodities.”

Manufacturing food and beverage production and/or processing was defined as an “es...

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