Friday, March 29, 2013
The committee will look for ways to cut amount of taxes needed to fund Morris View Healthcare Center. Recommendations for appointments to the committee will be made at the next meeting on April 10.
After approving the $311 million Morris County budget Wednesday night, some of the freeholders' concerns with next year’s budget included the uncertainty of Medicaid funding for the Morris View Healthcare Center; potential increases in health insurance and pension costs; and interest arbitrator rulings unfavorable to the taxpayer. As one of the steps to address this issue, the Morris County Freeholders passed a resolution Wednesday night that created the Morris View Advisory Committee to look at ways the county can continue to reduce the tax effort needed to fund the Morris View Healthcare Center. “I’m pleased that the freeholders board has created the Morris View Advisory committee whose purpose is to provide information, guidance and (…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Freeholders adopted $311.1M spending plan Wednesday night.
The Morris County freeholders voted unanimously to approve the 2013 budget Wednesday night. The $311.1 million spending plan is the first in 15 years without a tax increase, as the amount to be raised by taxation — $217.9 million — is stable from 2012. Freeholders said they’re happy the process is complete. This zero percent tax increase “gives the families and taxpayers of Morris County the relief they deserve,” said Freeholder Hank Lyon, chairman of the Freeholder Budget Sub-committee, in a release. The budget cuts expenses by more than $6 million and reduces spending by $2.3 million, while continuing to fund a wide variety of human and social service programs including mental health; substance abuse; emergency assistance; …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Freeholders expect final vote on first spending plan in 15 years to maintain stable tax levy.
Tuesday, March 26
The Morris County freeholders will hold a public hearing on the 2013 $311.1 million spending plan Wednesday evening. The budget, which was introduced in February, is the first in 15 years without a tax increase, as the amount to be raised by taxation — $217.9 million — is stable from 2012. “This budget reflects the first zero percent tax increase in 15 years,” said Freeholder Hank Lyon, chairman of the Freeholder Budget Sub-committee, in a release. “It gives the families and taxpayers of Morris County the relief they deserve.” The budget cuts expenses by more than $6 million and reduces spending by $2.3 million. Lyon said the 2013 budget continues to fund a wide variety of human and social service programs including mental health; …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to speak their minds to committee members.
Tuesday, February 5
The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders is asking for the public's input on the 2013 county budget currently being drafted and has invited members of the public and municipal leaders to share their opinions with the Budget Subcommittee. The subcommittee will be hosting a budget session on Feb. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Knox Room, fifth floor, of the county Administration and Records Building on Court Street in Morristown. "The freeholder’s budget committee has been meeting on a regular basis for nearly a year and is now in the process of formulating the final spending plan for introduction in the next few weeks," according to a press release sent by Joe Garifo, public information officer for the freeholders. Additionally…