Posted Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

A one-hour special public session devoted solely to Morris County’s proposed 2016-2021 capital budget has been scheduled by the Morris County Board of Freeholders for Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Morristown.


The freeholders’ Capital Budget Review Committee, including Chairman David Scapicchio, Hank Lyon and John Cesaro, will present major components of the six-year capital spending plan and then take questions from county residents.

They will be joined by top administrative officials, and representatives of various county departments, divisions and independent agencies, who will be available to answer questions and listen to suggestions on the capital budget.

A copy of the proposed capital budget has been made so that interested county residents can review it in advance of the meeting and ask informed questions. The proposed capital budget can be viewed or downloaded at

If anyone has questions in advance of the meeting on the capital budget, they should send those questions to Morris County Deputy Administrator Cathy Burd, at [email protected]. She will attempt to provide answers prior to the Dec. 9 session, or will do so at the meeting.

The capital budget, developed annually in a methodical and comprehensive process, should be viewed as a long-range planning tool that anticipates and addresses the county’s current and future capital needs. The freeholders will adopt the capital budget, along with the regular county budget in the spring of 2016.

The Dec. 9 capital budget meeting will be conducted from 6:30 to 7: 30 p.m. in the Freeholders’ Meeting Room on the 5th floor of the county’s Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street in Morristown, 07963.