Canton Chief Administrative Officer Robert Skinner has proposed $10,367,268 budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The number, if adopted, represents an increase of 3.85 percent or $384,453 over the current approved budget of $9,982,815.
“As always the budget tries to balance the needs of Town government with the tax payers ability to pay,” Skinner stated in a message to Compass. “The emphasis is on maintaining core services, continuing pavement management, upgrading emergency medical services including paramedic services and the purchase of a new ambulance and finally adopting online services in both the Tax Office and Land Use Department, which will make operations more user friendly for the public and more efficient for staff. ”
Next week – on Feb. 8. 9 and 10 – the Board of Selectmen will begin reviewing the budget. Meetings take place at 6 p.m. at the Community Center.
School Superintendent Kevin D. Case is also expected to release his proposed budget early next week.
See more on Skinner’s budget below or at http://www.townofcantonct.org/filestorage/19188/19198/FY_2016-2017_Chief_Administrative_Officer’s_Preliminary_Draft_Budget.pdf
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