Freeholders Seek Public Input on County Budget

As the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders continues to work on the 2013 County budget, they are inviting municipal officials, as well as the public, to share their views with the Budget Subcommittee members on Wednesday, February 13.
Hank Lynon
The budget session will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Knox Room on the fifth floor of the County Administration and Records building on Court Street in Morristown.

The freeholder Budget Subcommittee has been meeting on a regular basis for nearly a year and is now in the process of formulating the final spending plan for introduction in the next few weeks.

Budget Subcommittee Chairman Freeholder Hank Lyon (pictured), Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo and committee member Freeholder John Krickus will all be available on Feb. 13 prior to the regular public freeholder meeting to meet informally with any county resident, mayor or member of any local governing body who would like to share his or her ideas about county government spending this year.

“We think it’s important that citizens have a better understanding of the county’s budget process,” said Freeholder Lyon, chairman of the Budget Subcommittee. “The freeholders once again are wrestling with some very difficult budget decisions. We continue to thoroughly examine all county government programs, and we welcome any thoughts the public and municipal officials may have about county spending.”

“The freeholder board is also committed to transparency during this budget process,” said Freeholder Director Mastrangelo. “We hope that residents interested in how the county services are funded will come out, ask questions, and share their views with the Budget Subcommittee members.”

Individuals who are unable to attend the informal session may send their written comments to the Morris County Administrator’s Office, PO Box 900, Morristown, N.J., 07963-0900.

Comments may also be emailed to the freeholders in care of the county public information office at jgarifo@co.morris.nj.us.

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