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The year ahead: Tight budget on horizon for Gloucester

Gloucester’s new county administrator Brent Fedors said the biggest challenge for the county in 2016 is the development of the county budget for the next fiscal year, while localities continue to address state and federal funding sources.

Though Fedors is fresh on the job, he said he has reviewed Gloucester’s current budget, and looking ahead, said, “It doesn’t look like a surplus of incoming revenue to do extra things. It looks like another tight budget year.”

He said he will challenge department heads over the coming year to determine how to do things that haven’t been done before.

“Everybody has a wish list,” Fedors added. He noted that the county has seen some compression in staff size over the past few years, and said the focus will continue to be on, “where can we save and put that money where it needs to go.”

Another priority Fedors hopes to focus on in 2016 is continuing to implement the Gloucester County Board of ...

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