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Natick town officials to make public pitch for $3.9 million override

Posted by Ralph Ranalli  March 4, 2008 03:56 PM

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Natick Town Administrator Martha White and Interim Superintendent of Schools Joseph Keefe explain the town's request for a $3.9 million Proposition 2 1/2 override at a public budget meeting on Monday night, town officials announced today.

At the forum, White and Keefe are expected to detail why such a tax increase is necessary to balance the fiscal 2009 budget, and to outline the reductions in programs and services they say will result if it fails.

The meeting will be held at the Wilson Middle School at 7:30 p.m. Voters will go to the polls on March 25.

"Clearly, there is nothing in there [the potential budget cuts] that anybody likes,'' White said. "But, it is what it is. We're hoping to engage the public so they have an opportunity to ask questions of us about the financial state of the town."

-- Michele Morgan Bolton

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  1. Apparently, even with the success of the override, we are still looking at an increase in classroom size for first and fourth graders. This came as such a surprise to everyone that many in town who worked on and voted for the override feels misled. At this point, I am wondering how much money went into the golf course and if Natick's Boards and Committees actually have their priorities straight.

    Posted by Resident of Natick May 23, 08 09:49 AM
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