Lean budgets requested
Town manager Richard Montuori recently sent department heads his annual budget message, detailing the guidelines they are required to follow in preparing their individual spending requests for fiscal 2013. Requests are due Wednesday. Montuori will review the proposals and develop his overall budget plan for submission to the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee. In his message, Montuori said that while “state revenues have improved and the town’s finances are looking more positive, we still need to have fiscal discipline as we move into FY13.” He asked department heads to keep their budgets at last year’s levels and to include no additional staffing unless they can prove it would result in a cost savings.
- John Laidler