Given that the School Committee controls the budget for our children's education and that the school budget alone accounts for half of the overall Town budget, one would think we would have more interest in taking on this critical role.
What are you going to do about this Franklin?
For the record, there are currently 14 candidates for the Town Council (9 positions). There are currently uncontested races for the Board of Assessors, Board of Health, and Planning Board positions that are also up for election on November 7. The full listing as of Aug 31 is provided below.
Note: a friendly reader sent along info that the candidate listing was updated during the day on Friday, Sep 1. Two additional candidates for the School Committee announced their intentions to run. Still not enough to provide a choice.
|FY 2018 budget by major budget category|
|Culture & Recreation||$1,399,397|
|DPW - Hwy||$4,669,497|
|Solid Waste Disposal||$1,949,673.0|
The FY 2018 budget document can be found here
FY 2018 budget resolution can be found here
Actions Taken for Town Council 5/25/17 meeting - Budget hearing #2