The Cape May County 2018 Budget was adopted by the Board of Chosen Freeholder at the March 27 regular meeting. The total budget for 2018 is $152.6 million and slight increase over 2017. The increase will enable the County to maintain essential services as well as prepare for substantial capital projects for improvements in county infrastructure.
Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton, said, “This is a budget that will allow County government to operate and provide the necessary services needed to protect the quality of life of our residents. The 2018 Budget addresses the health and public safety of the citizens and addresses the needs of our families.”
The budget serves as the blueprint that ensures the county is addressing the needs of the residents and is fiscally responsible to the taxpayers. The budget reflects the Board of Chosen Freeholder’s commitment to the citizens of Cape May County and is within the State mandated 2% CAP. The tax rate is projected to be .2246 which is an overall increase of 6/10 of one cent.
“This is a budget that will keep Cape May County moving forward and tackling important initiatives that impact the county now and well into the future”, Thornton added.