Friday, May 20, 2005
Town Meeting Article 3:
The Finance Committee is recommending approval of this article, which encompasses the operating budget for the town. The Finance Committee, working with the various town departments, has prepared a budget that is "balanced" (that is, expenses are balanced by receipts) and accounts for a 3% increase in the cost of salaries and wages and 1.5% increase in non-wage costs.
Overall, the budget exceeds FY 2005 (the year ending on June 30
Included in the recommended budget are increases in the school budgets of $107,000 for CCHS; $97,000 from the middle school; and $47,000 from Minuteman Regional High School. The DPW receives an additional employee. Not included are the expanded hours for the Town Clerk, which is taken up in Article 4.
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