FY19 Joint Budget Working Session

FY19 Joint Budget Working Session

Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 PM
HCAM-TV, 77 Main St (lower level), Hopkinton

The next joint FY19 Budget working session for the Selectmen and School Committee is coming up this Tuesday. Previously at the March 9 working session, the town and school department heads were asked to lower the net tax impact on residents from +7.1% to +5% over the FY18 budget. This may include reducing personnel, or eliminating / postponing pay-as-you-go capital expenses. A large portion of the tax increase is due to debt exclusions voted by residents at past town meetings. A list of the debt exclusions and the date of the votes is on pages 3-4 of the FY19 Budget Plan Changes document (2-8-18).

Also at the 3/20 meeting, per the 3/13 vote of the School Committee, the Board of Selectmen will review and consider endorsing the School Committee’s proposal that the Town submit a Statement of Interest (SOI) for the Elmwood School to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). The deadline for submitting SOI is April 8, 2018. The Board approved a similar request on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.


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