Friday, April 7, 2017

“We’ve haven’t hired new staff for the DPW in 20 years"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The Finance Committee voted this week to recommend a $120 million operating budget to the Town Council, which will take up the matter next month. 
Deputy Town Administrator Jamie Hellen said the committee made its decision after hosting three hearings on the budget. 
“The Finance Committee split up the operating budget of the town, and had all the departments come in, one by one,” he said. 
Hellen said the budget figure represented about a 2.5 percent increase from last year’s $116 million figure. The number, he noted, includes the water, sewer and solid waste disposal enterprise funds as well as the school budget."

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My live reporting on the two budget hearings this week can be found in the links below. No budget documents are available at this time. Per Susan Gagner, she was waiting to produce those after the large 'budget book' was reviewed by the Finance Committee. The docs are expected to be available in the next week or so.

new greenery to maintain downtown
new greenery to maintain downtown

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