2020-2021 Fiscal Year
Municipal Budget Program
All budget meetings are streamed live and are also available on-demand on ClerkBase and are recorded for rebroadcast on public access television.
The Town Council will hold work sessions to discuss the Town Manager Proposed FY 2020-2021 municipal budget on Monday March 2nd, 2020 (joint work session with the School Committee), Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 and Wednesday March 11th, 2020. Per Town Charter, the proposed budget shall be presented to the Council by March 1 each year.
The Town Council will meet on March 23rd, 2020 for the Preliminary Budget Adoption. The work session begins at 7pm and the regular session begins at 7:30pm. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be a VIRTUAL meeting. The meeting will stream live on the internet as normal. So that members of the public can participate virtually, a conference call line has been set up to listen to the meeting, as well as to be able to provide public comment. Information regarding how to dial in on the conference call is available on the Meeting’s agenda, available by clicking here.
Please note the March 23rd meeting will not be broadcast on public access Verizon Channel 28 and Cox channel 17, as due to the pandemic, they have notified us that they are suspending broadcasting until further notice.
School Department Budget
The School Committee adopted the School Department’s FY 2020-2021 budget on February 11th, 2020 and the School Superintendent provided the budget, per the Town Charter, to the Town Manager on February 14th, 2020. The FY 2020-2021 School Department Budget Document and the FY 2020-2021 Budget Summary, as presented will be discussed at the joint Town Council and School Committee work session on Monday March 2nd, 2020.
Initial Budget Hearing - Town Council and School Committee
The Town Council held an initial budget hearing with the School Committee on December 17, 2019 to discuss and solicit comments from the public relating to the general goals and objectives of the development of the FY 2020-2021 municipal and school budgets. The schedule of budget meetings has been advertised and is posted here. Note that this is a tentative schedule and dates are subject to change; agendas and minutes are posted on both the Town website and the Secretary of State’s website.
Capital Improvement Program
The Town Manager’s Proposed FY 2020-2021 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) has been released. The Town Council held work sessions to review the proposed CIP on January 7, 2020 with the School Committee and on January 8, 2020 with municipal department directors.
A Public Hearing will be held during the Town Council’s January 27, 2020 regular session to hear from the public and adopt the Fiscal Period FY 2020-2021 through FY 2025-2026 Capital Improvement Program.