Salem County delays budget action as it works to close $1.5M deficit

ELMER — Still $1.5 million away from a balanced budget, Salem County freeholders have again extended the time to introduce the 2017 spending plan.

Bob Vanderslice, who became freeholder director in January, said the focus has been on finding new sources of revenue to balance the budget, not making deep cuts.

He said the county is hopeful that a deal for the Salem County Correctional Facility to house more federal inmates will bring in the funds the county needs.

Vanderslice said there are verbal commitments for such a deal that “could easily” cover the deficit. “It will close the budget gap,” Vanderslice …read more

Source: Salem

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