Proposed Gloucester Tax Rate Increase

A proposed 2-cent increase on the real estate tax rate in Gloucester County is on the November ballot. Voters will decide whether to allow county officials to use it to fund several capital improvement projects. 13 News Now reports Gloucester County officials are looking to jumpstart several renovation projects. Steele said they are looking at a long-term form of borrowing to get the funds soon. The question on the ballot will ask whether the county use capital improvement bonds totaling just under $40 million to provide funds to finance various capital improvement projects including a new fire department for Gloucester Volunteer Fire & Rescue, construction, improvement, and/or renovation of public school buildings and facilities and parks and recreation projects.