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Posted on February 22, 2018 at 12:49 PM by Elizabeth Dukes
Budget discussions typically focus mostly on expenditures – What will it cost to deliver certain services? Are there alternative ways to deliver the services residents want in a less costly manner? Of course it takes revenues to pay for these services and the Town must approve a balanced budget every year. The Town relies on a number of revenue sources and must adhere to state requirements in managing these sources.
Posted on February 7, 2018 at 9:51 AM by Elizabeth Dukes
With printing deadlines rapidly approaching, the work on the budget for next fiscal year (which starts July 1, 2018) and the Annual Town Meeting Warrant is entering the home stretch. The Selectmen will host a public forum on the proposed budget at their next regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 20 (a day after the President’s Day holiday) with a final deadline of March 5 to finalize numbers. Wednesday Finance Committee meetings will continue through early March as well. More budget information will be in next week’s Cricket and is also available on the Town’s web site.
Posted on January 17, 2018 at 10:52 AM by Elizabeth Dukes
As work continues on the formation of the FY2019 Budget that will be put forth to voters at April’s Annual Town Meeting, discussions are zeroing in on a few key issues. Staffing within the Fire/ Rescue (Ambulance) Department is one such key topic