The Board of Health wants to hire a second part-time sanitarian, a move that would increase its budget to $134,000, health agent David E. McKearney told the Finance Committee last week.
Comparably sized towns spend $280,000 a year on health services and employ two full-time professionals to do inspections, according to Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting. He said the budget increase for the department is one of only three he is requesting for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Nutting is seeking to put a Proposition 2 1/2 property-tax increase before voters this spring that would give the schools an increase of $4 million to avoid teacher layoffs.
— Alison O’Leary Murray
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