ELIZABETH-The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced a set of open public hearing dates in February and March for the review of the soon-to-be released 2017 Executive Budget.

The hearings all begin at 5 p.m and the dates are:

* Tuesday, Feb.28th:  Galloping Hill Clubhouse,  Kenilworth---Engineering, Public Works and Facilities; Human Services; Parks and Recreation; Corrections.

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* Thursday, March 9th: Union County Administrative Building, Elizabeth---County Clerk; Prosecutor; Sheriff's Office; Surrogate.

* Monday, March 13th: Union County Vo-Tech, Scotch Plains---Administrative Services; County Counsel; Economic Development; Election Board, Public Safety.

While there are no public comments at these meetings, the public is welcome to attend and listen to the discussion. The Freeholder Board will conduct their review before voting to introducing the budget later this year.