Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders is soliciting input from the public on the 2012 county budget.

The Freeholder Budget Subcommittee 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.

“This year, like last, the freeholders 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 $313 million budget adopted by the freeholders in 2011 reduced the gross county tax levy for the third consecutive year.

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