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Union County Musicfest and Rhythm and Blues by the Brook Canceled for 2012
Freeholder Board announces cancelation of two concerts for 2012 due to budgetary constraints
UNION COUNTY—Union County MusicFest and Union County Rhythm and Blues by the Brook have been canceled for 2012 due to budgetary constraints, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced today.
A consensus was reached by the Freeholder Board (Thursday) following numerous fiscal committee meetings, union negotiations, and departmental meetings. The cuts will save approximately $1.2 million.
“As we’ve continued to put our budget together for 2012, it has become apparent that we need to make programmatic cuts without sacrificing essential services,” Mirabella said. “We are at a crossroads and must make tough decisions to achieve fiscal stability.”
Mirabella noted while MusicFest and Union County Rhythm and Blues by the Brook have been canceled for 2012, these events and many other programs will be evaluated on a year by year basis. The Freeholder Chairman noted the County would continue its exhaustive review of all line items and programs to achieve continued efficiencies throughout the upcoming weeks before adopting a budget.