Town Budget Season Underway – Facing $2.7M Budget Gap
The FY19 Town Budget season is in full swing, and as reported on the front page of the Hopkinton Independent, the town is facing a $2.7 Million budget gap. The Board of Selectmen, School Committee and Appropriation Committee met on Monday, January 29 in a public meeting, but it was not televised. Budget discussions are still underway
, but an operational budget override has not yet been ruled out [Update: At the 2-8-18 meeting it was stated that an operational override was not needed after all, there had previously been an error in calculating the debt exclusions and excess levy capacity]. Two additional joint meetings have been scheduled for Thursday, February 8 and Monday, February 26 [Update: Wednesday, March 7].
- Town Facing $2.7 Million Budget Gap as Budget Planning Continues by Michelle Murdock – Hopkinton Independent 1-25-18 Issue
- Schools requesting 7.3% increase by Melissa Orff – Hopkinton Independent 1-25-18 Issue
Watch the budget presentations:
- Board of Selectmen Meeting 1-16-18 – Budget discussions start at 1h47m into the meeting.
- School Committee Public Hearing and Vote on the Budget 1-11-18 – Budget discussions including public comments start at 30m into the meeting.