April 6, 2020 – Electronic Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectman, to vote to authorize the Board of Finance, as the budget-making authority, to comply with the mandatory requirements of EO7I and adopt a budget and set the mill rate.
April 13, 2020 – Electronic Special Meeting of the Board of Finance, to receive and respond to public comment/concerns regarding the budget as received by the BOF via an email link on the Town website. The public may continue to submit additional comments/concerns at any time up to 3:00pm on Monday April 20, 2020 prior to the BOF Regular Meeting on April 20, 2020.
April 20, 2020 – Electronic Regular Meeting of the Board of Finance, to receive and respond to public comments/concerns regarding the budget as received by the BOF via an email link on the Town website and to vote to adopt the budget and set the mill rate for FY20/21. The Board of Selectmen has asked the Board of Finance to make a decision on the budget by May 5, 2020.
The Board of Finance did not make a decision on the budget at its April 20, 2020 Meeting. It has scheduled a special meeting for April 27 and has extended the email public comment period to 3 p.m. on April 27.
At its April 27 Special Meeting, the Board of Finance voted to reduce the FY2020-2021 Budget a total of $300,000 with $200,000 of reduced from the Board of Education side and $100,000 from the Town side. The Board of Finance is meeting on May 7 to set the mill rate for the upcoming fiscal year.