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It's Budget Season at Town Hall

by Chris Cain
January 23, 2019

The Board reviewed seven proposed FY 2020 budgets.  Six of the seven proposals received Board support to move forward in the process.

First up was the Technology budget for all the town departments.  Chris Meo laid out a plan that just fit within the 1.5% budget increase guidance provided to all departments by the FinCom.

Next up the town's new building inspector, Chris Canney, presented his department's budget request.

Karen Sherman presented the Zoning Board of Appeals proposed budget.

Jeff Ritter was lucky enough to deliver four budget proposals - including one little-known department called Sealer of Weights and Measures (You never know what you'll learn at these weekly board meetings!).  Three of the proposed budgets presented by Mr. Ritter included increases above the 1.5% target.  The budget for the Water Treatment Plant on Linden Street generated the most discussion.  They requested more information from company that runs the operation to understand the significant increase in operating costs.  This was the only proposal not moved forward in the process.  The Board will review the proposal when the additional information is obtained.

The remaining agenda items were covered / approved in an efficient manner.

 

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