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Town hall tonight on Gloucester budget

Gloucester residents will get the first of two opportunities to speak out on the county’s proposed FY 2025 budget at a town hall meeting tonight, Thursday, March 21, beginning at 6 o’clock in the T.C. Walker Education Center Auditorium.

The town hall meeting will provide citizens a time to express comments, concerns, or questions about the County Administrator’s proposed budget.

The total FY 2025 proposed budget currently sits at approximately $148.4 million. The budget also includes an approximately $85.4 million county general fund budget that does not include a tax increase.

The general fund budget for FY25 is about $1.1 million less than the current operating budget as a result of transfers out due to debt retirement, less capital spending and an increase in state funding from the CSA. The general fund budget totals to about $84 million, with $45 million left when amounts are transferred to the School Operating Fund, Social Services, Children’s Act Fund, Capital Improveme...

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