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Warren County Freeholders pass voter approval resolution

By Kris Rile, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Feb 13 2013 09:31:55 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 14 2013 06:15:33 PM CST

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The Warren County Board of Freeholders unanimously approved requiring voter approval on bonded indebtedness throughout the County. Deputy Freeholder Edward J. Smith presented this resolution to the Board several times prior to its final approval at the meeting on Wednesday night.

“I am very excited to see this, it has been a long time coming,” commented Smith.

According to this Resolution, “it shall be the policy of the Board of Chosen Freeholders not to create nor authorize debt on behalf of the County of Warren that exceeds 2% of the annual appropriations of the County.”

It is also stated in the Resolution that the Board of Freeholders will “not assume additional debt, nor enter into any bonding agreements not approved by the majority of the voters of Warren County.”

“This is a work in progress, we can always revisit this resolution,” stated Smith.

“I want to offer my public support for this resolution,” commented Mayor of Pohatcong Township James Kern.

According to Smith, Warren County is the first county in the state of New Jersey to pass this type of resolution.

“I expect other counties will follow suit,” commented Director Freeholder Jason Sarnoski.