Friday, April 3, 2009

"people are really hungry for information and facts"

Posted Apr 03, 2009 @ 12:36 AM


A focus group of 10 residents last night called a report on municipal finances produced by the long-range fiscal planning unbiased, "scary," and an "eye-opener."

Fiscal Planning Committee members invited a cross-section of the public to give feedback on their report to ensure it is accessible, relevant, and provided all the elements residents want examined. The group included several seniors, a teacher, a small-business owner, and parents.

They all said they found the report informative, and told committee Vice Chairman Doug Hardesty, who ran the meeting, that the report made them want to go out and clear up some misconceptions among friends and others who believe the town is spending its money unwisely.

People need to read the report to get a true picture, the group told Hardesty.

"It's very eye-opening," said Eric Polito, who owns EcoSystems Pest Management in Franklin and Hanover.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

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