At the July 18 meeting of the Camden County Tax Board for Senior Services, Wallace Gibbons (92 years young) outgoing Director, was recognized for his 19 years of voluntary service to all citizens of Camden County. Presiding Commissioner Kris Franken presented Wally with a framed plaque, signed by members of the Seniors Tax Board members and the three county commissioners, which states: “CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION, Presented to Wallace Gibbons on behalf of the Citizens of Camden County, we the undersigned, wish to express sincere appreciation to Wallace Gibbons, for his longstanding, loyal and dedicated service as a Director of the Senior Citizens’ Services Tax Fund Board.”
Wally also received a special Letter of Commendation from the Commissioners noting his dedicated service to all Citizens of Camden County, especially Senior Citizens.
According to State Statutes, the Camden County Tax Board for Senior Services was voted ,as approved at the polls, and was then established in Camden County in 1993. This Board now provides annual grant money, from collected personal property and real estate taxes, based on five cents per $100 evaluation, to organizations that provide various needs to senior citizens of Camden County 60 years of age or older.
This year the Senior Services Tax Board allocated nearly $700,000 to organizations that provide such services as nutrition, transportation and in home services. These grants enable senior citizens to stay in their own homes longer, and thereby reduce their reliance on friends, relatives and institutions.