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Budget Reviews Underway
Reviews for fiscal year 2014 are now underway...
As a reminder, budget planning for fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014) is now underway.
The process unfolds in three stages: For departments with an oversight board (such as the Selectmen, Board of Health, Board of Assessors, etc) the oversight board first meets and approves a budget request that is presented to the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee reviews all budget requests (according to the schedule below) and makes budget recommendations that are published in the Finance Committee report. The final step is for Town Meeting to vote on a budget at the May Town Meeting. Given this process, anyone with particular concerns or issues about budgets should act now by attending the appropriate oversight board meetings to express his or her concerns. Meeting schedules for town boards can be found on the town’s web site http://www.townofholliston.us/calendar.htm.
The budget review schedule for the Finance Committee and the Selectmen is provided below, but keep in mind that the schedule is subject to change—the posted Finance Committee agenda (available at http://www.townofholliston.us/agendas.htm) will always reflect the most up-to-date schedule information. All meetings listed below begin at 7:30pm and are held in Town Hall Room 105; HCAT provides live television coverage for most or all of the meetings. Please note that tonight’s Finance Committee meeting will be held in Town Hall room 014 and will not be televised due to a pipe rupture (and subsequent flood) at Town Hall.
FY14 BUDGET REVIEW SCHEDULE
Wednesday, January 16 Auxiliary Police, Veterans Benefits, Solid Waste, Street Lighting Selectmen
Wednesday, January 23 Building Inspector, Zoning Board of Appeals, Motor Vehicle
Selectmen Fuels, Snow and Ice, Wastewater Treatment
Thursday, January 24 7:35 Town Clerk, Elections
Finance Committee 8:00 Parks and Recreation
8:30 Finance Committee, Reserve Fund
Wednesday, January 30 Town Accountant, Treasurer/Collector, Debt, Employee Benefits,
Selectmen Sealer, Animal Control, Public Buildings
Thursday, January 31 7:35 Assessors
Finance Committee 8:00 Library
8:30 Auxiliary Police
9:00 Veterans Benefits, Solid Waste, Street Lighting
Wednesday, February 6 Technology, Conservation Commission, Council on Aging,
Thursday, February 7 7:35 Planning Board
Finance Committee 8:00 Building Inspector
8:30 Zoning Board of Appeals
9:00 Motor Vehicle Fuels, Snow and Ice, Wastewater Treatment
9:30 Board of Health
Wednesday, February 13 Youth and Family Services, Fire, Ambulance, Emergency
Selectmen Management, Selectmen
Thursday, February 14 7:35 Town Accountant
Finance Committee 8:00 Treasurer/Collector
8:30 Debt, Employee Benefits
9:00 Sealer, Animal Control, Public Buildings
Wednesday, February 27 Police, follow-ups
Thursday, February 28 7:35 Youth and Family Services
Finance Committee 8:00 Fire, Ambulance, Emergency Management
Thursday, March 7 7:35 Technology
Finance Committee 8:00 Conservation Commission
8:30 Council on Aging
Thursday, March 14 7:35 Community Preservation Committee
Finance Committee 8:00 Water Department
Thursday, March 21 7:35 Police Department
Finance Committee 8:15 Keefe Tech
Thursday, March 28 7:35 School Department
Thursday, April 4 Deliberations / Reserved for follow-up budget reviews
Thursday, April 11 Deliberations / Reserved for follow-up budget reviews
Thursday, April 18 Deliberations / Reserved for follow-up budget reviews
Thursday, April 25 Deliberations / Reserved for follow-up budget reviews
Finance Committee Deadline for Annual Report
May 6 Town Meeting begins
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