On Monday, February 10th, The Morris County Board of Freeholders introduced the county’s 2020 government budget of $315.8 million in a 6-0 vote. The budget will be directed toward projects that will enhance public safety, veteran and social service programs as well as encourage county-wide economic development projects.
The 2020 capital budget authorizes $38.3 million in county funds to address critical infrastructure needs within Morris County. Plans for infrastructure improvements include county road and bridge improvements, advancement of public safety and security technology, park improvements and much more. The capital budget will also direct $9.3 million towards campus improvements for the County College of Morris located in Randolph and the Morris County School of Technology located in Denville.
In addition to these improvements the freeholders are continuing to develop the county’s voter approved preservation trust fund which finances open space, farmland and historic preservation projects and provides funding for county recreational trails and flood mitigation.
Through the budgets development process, freeholders reviewed all aspects of county operations to ensure that the county remains and further grows as a modern, efficient and fiscally responsible body of government.
The 2020 Morris County Proposed Budget can be viewed here or online at www.morriscountynj.org. For more information about the Morris County Board of Freeholders or Morris County news visit www.morriscountynj.org.