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Natick officials to detail their overriding concerns

Posted by Ralph Ranalli March 4, 2008 03:18 PM

NATICK

Town Administrator Martha White and Interim Superintendent of Schools Joseph Keefe explain the town's request for a $3.9 million Proposition 2 1/2 override at a public budget meeting on Monday night, town officials announced today.

At the forum, White and Keefe are expected to detail why such a tax increase is necessary to balance the fiscal 2009 budget, and to outline the reductions in programs and services they say will result if it fails.

The meeting will be held at the Wilson Middle School at 7:30 p.m. Voters will go to the polls on March 25.

"Clearly, there is nothing in there [the potential budget cuts] that anybody likes,'' White said. "But, it is what it is. We're hoping to engage the public so they have an opportunity to ask questions of us about the financial state of the town."

-- Michele Morgan Bolton

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