Thursday, January 19th, 2017

RESIDENTS AND OFFICIALS FROM ALL 39 MORRIS COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES INVITED

Morris County Freeholders Set Jan. 30 as Date for Public 2017 County Budget Session The Morris County Board of Freeholders will hold a special 2017 public county budget meeting on Monday, Jan. 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the county government complex in Morristown.

The session is designed to let county residents and mayors and other public officials from all 39 Morris County municipalities have a say in the budget-making process, to state concerns, make recommendations, and ask questions of the freeholders’ budget subcommittee, and its financial and senior staff.

Freeholders Christine Myers, Kathy DeFillippo, and Deborah Smith, who comprise the subcommittee, will be joined by the county’s professional staff at the session.

Morris County Freeholders Set Jan. 30 as Date for Public 2017 County Budget Session

Freeholder Christine Myers

“We want to ensure that mayors, other elected officials, and county residents have an opportunity to comment on budget issues, to provide insight into how we develop the budget, and our timeline for introduction,’’ said Freeholder Myers, who chairs the subcommittee. “We invite interested officials and residents to attend,’’ she added.

The Freeholders in 2016 adopted a $337 million budget, with a total 2.39 percent county tax levy increase, which was the first county tax rise since 2012.

Key budget documents and financial information, including the 2015 and 2016 operating and capital budgets, can be reviewed by clicking here.

The freeholders will provide key information regarding the draft 2017 budget prior to the Jan. 30 meeting, and will have information available at the session, as well.

The special budget meeting will be held in the freeholders 5th floor public meeting room at the Morris County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street, Morristown, N.J. 07963. Residents should be aware they must go through a first floor security screening process.