17 Will Be More
The Board unanimously agreed to a streamlined, yet effective version of
what is now called the “Highway Corridor Development District”
ordinance, or HCDD. It will replace the old Highway Corridor
Development Overlay. The new and more business friendly version
(reduced from 18 pages to 9 pages) eliminates or lessens requirements for
some of the more onerous and expensive mandates of the former
Highway Overlay. I believe the new HCDD will help to stimulate new
business growth along Rt. 17 and facilitate growth for existing business –
something the old version did not do. Hopefully, this will generate more
tax revenues, help Gloucester County and lessen the tax burden for each
A Status on the
Last night the County Administrator provided us with a status of where the
County is with regard to the Reassessment. Last May, we asked the
Assessor when we could “get a sense” of whether assessments were
generally up or down. He responded at the time that he would have
some “good figures by mid-July.” Well, it wasn’t entirely clear if we got
that “sense” we were looking for, but we were at least told that the
reassessment is ongoing and would be completed by December 31 of this
year. I will keep you posted on any new developments on the
reassessment as I learn more.
Ms. Nickie Champion, our Director of Finance has announced her
retirement effective September 30, 2014. Nickie has worked tirelessly for
our County and her services and contributions will be sorely missed. Let us
give her our best wishes in this new and exciting chapter of her life!
The next scheduled meeting for the Board will be on September 2. Please
come out and participate, speak out, hold us accountable; be a part of
the decision making process!
PHIL BAZZANI – YORK DISTRICT SUPERVISOR
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