Friday, November 14th, 2008

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders will solicit input from the public Dec. 10 on the 2009 county budget.

The Freeholder Budget Committee has been meeting on a regular basis throughout the year and is now in the process of formulating next year’s spending plan.

Committee members will be available Dec. 10 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 next year.

“It’s important for the public and local elected officials to have a better understanding of the county’s budget process,” said Freeholder Director Margaret Nordstrom. “The freeholders face some difficult budget decisions in 2009. We continue to thoroughly examine all of our programs, and we welcome any thoughts our constituents may have about county spending.”

The Dec. 10 session will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Knox Room on the fifth floor of the Administration and Records Building on Court Street in Morristown.

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 e-mailed to the freeholders in care of the county public information office at [email protected].