Town cuts on table


Kristine Trierweiler has proposed the following budget cuts that were recommended by her department heads, in an attempt to get to a balanced (no override) town budget.  On this iteration of the proposed cuts, those related to

  • the elimination of the Saturday hours at the Council on Aging,
  • elimination of the evening hours at the Town House, and
  • Sunday closing of the Medfield Memorial Library.

were stricken and eliminated from the proposal, as not being worth doing for the savings effected.

Budget Cuts Fiscal Year 2020 Department Total $ 152,817.00 Police Public Safety Building Level Fund Water and Sewer $ 550.00 Reduce Electricty Budget $ 3,000.00 Police Operations Reduce Cruiser Repair $ 2,500.00 Reduce Training and Education $ 2,500.00 Reduce Medical Budget $ 3,500.00 Subtotal $ 12,050.00 Youth Outreach Training and Education $ 250.00 Professional Services $ 200.00 Office Supplies $ 83.00 Subtotal $ 533.00 Information Technology Cut FT EE/Replace with on call consultant $ 70,350.00 Subtotal $ 70,350.00 Town Administrator (submitted to WC) Eliminate PT EE $ 7,000.00 Adjust the ATA Salary $ 15,000.00 Subtotal $ ‐ Town Administrator Eliminate Evening Hours at the TH for hourly EE (37.5 to 34.5) $ 26,094.38 Subtotal $ ‐ Accounting (Submitted to WC) Training and Education $ 100.00 Meetings/Conferences $ 400.00 Subtotal $ ‐ Library Information Technology $ 1,300.00 Utilities Electricity $ 560.00 Fuel and Gas $ 154.00 Telephone $ 885.00 Water and Sewer $ 40.00 Supplies $ 1,000.00 Eliminate High School Page $ 1,900.00 Close on Sundays (3 Hours) $ ‐ Subtotal $ 5,839.00 COA Reduce Saturday Program by 1/2 $ 7,335.00 Subtotal $ ‐ Park and Recreation Professional Services $ 1,500.00 Office Supplies $ 500.00 Subtotal $ 2,000.00 Planning Department Planning Board Reduce hours of Planning Consultant $ 645.00 Zoning Board of Appeals Reduce Professional Services $ 150.00 Subtotal $ 795.00 Department of Public Works Sidewalks $ 5,000.00 Solid Waste $ 20,000.00 Highway Materials $ 23,000.00 Equipment Repair $ 10,000.00 Utilities $ 2,800.00 Subtotal $ 60,800.00 Treasurer/Collector Postage Reduction $ 250.00 Subtotal $ 250.00 Assessors Office Supplies $ 200.00 Subtotal $ 200.0020190320-KT-Budget Cuts_FY2020_Page_2

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