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Essex County budget in peril

The Essex County Board of Supervisors

The Essex County Board of Supervisors Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Although little was decided upon at the meeting, everyone present agreed to forego a 3 percent salary increase.

The county board also agreed that department heads should be tasked with find a 10-percent savings.

“We need to go to our department heads and ask them to find us some savings,” Scozzafava said. “They haven’t done that yet.”

There will be a public hearing on the Essex County budget Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m., following the regular Ways and Means Committee meeting, which has been scheduled for 6 p.m. that day instead of its usual 10 a.m. start time. That will be followed by a budget committee meeting Thursday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m.

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