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Finance Committee Nearing FY08 Wrapup

(Black text is mostly objective, red text is mostly subjective in nature.) Attendance was a bit low tonight, and we started a few minutes late waiting for a quorum. When we started, it was with Personnel Director Caryn Malloy who went over the pay and classification changes in Article 41. Some of the changes are […]

Finance Committee on School Building, Rink, and Rec

(Black text is mostly objective, red text is mostly subjective in nature.) Al Tosti had met with Town Counsel John Maher to review the warrant. There are a couple articles that the Selectmen endorsed that the Finance Committee voted down. The Selectmen appear to think that it is a good idea to pay down the […]

Finance Committee Votes Budgets and Articles

(Catching up on notes; here is 3/21. I got there very late because I was busy at work. No FinCom until April 4. Black text is mostly objective, red text is mostly subjective in nature.) The committee was discussing the Council on Aging budget when I arrived. They were discussing moving someone out of the […]

Finance Committee with HRC, Historic Districts, and Department Budgets

(Catching up on notes; here is 3/19. Black text is mostly objective, red text is mostly subjective in nature.) First we heard from the Human Rights Commission on their requested budget increase. They want to do a training of 20-40 town employees about how to react to a human rights issue, communication protocols, and things […]

Finance Committe hears the Town Manager

(Writer’s note: I’m behind in my notes, basically a meeting behind. These are from Wednesday of last week. I’m not going to get to tonight’s meeting until later this week. Black text is mostly objective, red text is mostly subjective in nature.) Town Manager Sullivan and Deputy Town Manager Galkowski were at Wednesday’s meeting, and […]

Finance Committee on the Capital Budget, More

(Black text is mostly objective, red text is mostly subjective in nature.) We had a productive meeting tonight, and even finished 4 minutes early – 9:56PM. The first item was a hearing about Article 55, about creating a committee to look into trying to add Arlington as a stop on the “Liberty Bus” for tourists. […]

Two Nights of FinComm – Everything Else

The only budgets approved on Monday were the Treasurer’s – his budget, Parking, and Postage. I sit on the subcommittee that reviews these budgets. It wasn’t easy. Treasurer Stephen Gilligan’s requests exceed the 4% of five-year plan by a significant amount. Also, his proposed budget included moving the payroll department from the school budget to […]

Two Nights of FinComm – Minuteman

I was too pooped/distracted to write after either meeting this week – the notes are late, but here they go. Minuteman Voc figured prominently both nights so I’ll start there. Superintendent Bill Callahan, Assistant Superintendent Tom Markham, and Arlington’s representative to the Minuteman School Committee, Laura Morrissette were there on Monday to present and answer […]

FinComm Reviews Budgets – A Very Few Notes

I missed most of the Finance Committee meeting tonight. I got there at 9:30. I caught the end of the vote on the registrars (I didn’t vote on it since I missed the discussion). It was not a unimous vote. The next discussion was about the planning department budget. It was noted that the budget […]

FinComm Reviews, Votes More Warrant Articles

Finance Committee met for the first time in a couple weeks after being cancelled by ice, snow, and holiday. The members listened to and questioned a parade of town officials and citizens as several warrant articles were heard. First up was the Director of Assessors Bob Greeley on Article 64. The state requires the town […]