Thursday, March 22, 2018

Click to view the FY'19 Budget & Annual Town Meeting Information Page.

for your reading pleasure.
The above link should take you right to the information.

The information presented on the Town website may change, depending on the certified school budget that will most likely happen on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the next school committee meeting. The school budget sub committee is suppose to meet on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. It is possible there is last minute movement on the part of the school budget.

Information you may not find on the Templeton Town website:

Fiscal Year 2019 - selectmen/5100 - Personnel at $168,750.00
Fiscal Year 2018 - selectmen/5100 - Personnel at $164,500.00

For official explanations, contact Board of Selectmen Office;

Posted hours -                  Mondays; 7:30 A.M. until 6:30 P.M.
                        Tuesday - Thursday; 7:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M.
                                                                    Closed on Fridays

Telephone Number listed as 978-894-2755

With regards to unions, etc., what has been posted here previously has to do with labor contracts, often referred to as CBA or collective bargaining agreements.

What was posted concerned the financial ramifications of those agreements/contracts.

Within the fiscal year 2019 spending plan is a figure of $40,000.00 to cover merit pay raises and CBA requirements. Those are things that were signed previously and now have to be covered. Those things have an effect on taxes. Not talking about them, not pointing those out is equivalent to putting one's head in the sand. You may not see those items, it is not known at this time if there will be a line by line explanation of the proposed spending plan or not.

Within the draft Town Meeting warrant is article 22. Fiscal Year 2019 general fund operating budget.

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of (now blank) for the operations of general government for fiscal year 2019 and to meet said appropriation with a transfer of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars an no cents from the ambulance receipts reserved for appropriation, anticipated receipts and the balance from taxation.  Or to take any other action thereto.