The Town Council gets to authorize the spending of a whole bunch of our money this week.
- $1.1 million from the Water Enterprise account
- $1.2 million from the Sewer Enterprise account
- $1.9 million from free cash for capital improvements
The budget cycle is beginning. Meetings at the Finance Committee, the School Committee, and then the Town Council determine the priority of your tax dollars. This is the time to let your representatives know where you would like the priorities to be made. You can complain all you want about the quality of road conditions but if you don't say something, the money will not be put aside for them to be corrected. If you believe the schools deserve additional funding, this is the time to let your voice be heard.
Money is also being added to the "Athletic Fields Capital Improvement Stabilization Fund". At some time in the future, this money will be spent to replace the artificial turf fields. How will they be replaced? With the same materials? Or with a better version that maybe healthier for our kids to play on? This is one opportunity to let the Council know of your concerns.
|new artificial turf field at the high school is made with crumb rubber fill|
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