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Bunting, Bertino, to host town hall meeting, April 21

(April 9, 2015) Worcester County Commissioners Jim Bunting and Chip Bertino invite area residents to join them for a town hall meeting Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Branch Library.
Chief Administrative Officer Harold Higgins will give a presentation on the current draft of the 2015-16 county budget.
As it now stands, the money requested – $189.8 million – exceeds estimated revenues by $22 million. This difference must be reconciled by reducing expenditures, generating additional revenues or a combination of the two.
A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Although these town meeting-style gatherings were initiated years ago by former Commissioner Judy Boggs, this is the first such session to be presented by two commissioners.
Bertino and Bunting said its purpose is to familiarize residents with county finances before the annual public budget hearing Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m.