Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders is soliciting input from the public on the 2011 county budget.

The freeholder budget committee has been meeting on a regular basis for nearly one year to develop a spending plan, but the committee would now like to hear from any resident, mayor or member of any local governing body who would like to share his or her ideas about county government spending this year.

“Once again this year, we are faced with making with some difficult budget decisions,” said Freeholder Margaret Nordstrom, chairman of the budget committee. “We are thoroughly examining all county government programs, and we welcome any suggestions and recommendations the public and municipal officials may have about county spending.”

The $308 million budget adopted by the freeholders in 2010 reflected a reduction of $2 million in the total county tax levy for the second year in a row.

Nordstrom said individuals should e-mail their comments to the freeholders in care of the county public information office at [email protected].