Tuesday, May 27, 2008

the first time in five years Franklin is not using its reserves for operating expenses

Posted May 26, 2008 @ 10:28 PM


The Town Council is due to vote tonight on the town's $88.02 million operating budget, following its second public hearing at 6 p.m.

With water, sewer and solid waste spending included, the town's fiscal 2009 budget totals $99.5 million.

The council will also consider a request Councilor Robert Vallee last Wednesday said he would make to add two officers to Police Chief Stephen T. Williams' 46-member force.

Williams had asked for the additional officers in his initial budget request, but was denied.

Policing in town continues to increase each year, while the department is understaffed, Williams said.

Each new officer could cost the town $60,000 to $80,000, Williams estimated.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

Go to the Council Chambers tonight to participate or tune in via cable to see the Town Council and School Committee meeting back to back tonight. Town Council at 6:00 PM. School Committee was scheduled for 7:00 PM (before the Town Council adjust their schedule to finish up tonight).

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