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Finance Committee Nov 3, 2010

Black text is mostly objective, red text is mostly subjective in nature. Chairman Allan Tosti opened the meeting and ran through the agenda. Article 5 – GIC Special Legislation – Deputy Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine explained that significant progress had been made on the GIC negotiations with the unions. He thinks the GIC legislation envisioned in the […]

Finance Committee November 1, 2010

Black text is mostly objective, red text is mostly subjective in nature. I’m in a hurry tonight, and these notes are more “raw” than usual.  Please ask questions in the comments, and I’ll go into more details. Note that we did not finish our business tonight, and we will meet again on Wednesday at 7:30 in […]

Finance Committee 9/22/10

Black text is mostly objective, red text is mostly subjective in nature. Every year at this time FinComm holds an organizational meeting.  They’re generally short and light on content.  This year was much more full as the first topic was the school budget overrun.  I arrived about 5 minutes late, and it had already started. […]

The Deficit in the Arlington School Budget

Ten days ago, the Arlington School Department issued a press release saying that the 2010 fiscal year, which had closed on June 30, was $1.5 million in deficit.  This deficit is illegal by state law, and the town has to resolve that.  Otherwise the town can’t do things like set the tax rate or send […]

Town Meeting ‘10 Session 10

I take notes during Town Meeting. They are not official in any way. As I listen to people speak, I type notes. I’m sure that, at times, I mishear or misunderstand the speaker, but my notes represent what I hear at the time. I then publish the notes every night after the meeting. I do […]

Town Meeting ‘10 Session 9

I take notes during Town Meeting. They are not official in any way. As I listen to people speak, I type notes. I’m sure that, at times, I mishear or misunderstand the speaker, but my notes represent what I hear at the time. I then publish the notes every night after the meeting. I do […]

Town Meeting ‘10 Session 8

I take notes during Town Meeting. They are not official in any way. As I listen to people speak, I type notes. I’m sure that, at times, I mishear or misunderstand the speaker, but my notes represent what I hear at the time. I then publish the notes every night after the meeting. I do […]

Town Meeting ‘10 Session 7

I take notes during Town Meeting. They are not official in any way. As I listen to people speak, I type notes. I’m sure that, at times, I mishear or misunderstand the speaker, but my notes represent what I hear at the time. I then publish the notes every night after the meeting. I do […]

Town Meeting ‘10 Session 6

I take notes during Town Meeting. They are not official in any way. As I listen to people speak, I type notes. I’m sure that, at times, I mishear or misunderstand the speaker, but my notes represent what I hear at the time. I then publish the notes every night after the meeting. I do […]

Special Town Meeting and Town Meeting ‘10 Session 5

I take notes during Town Meeting. They are not official in any way. As I listen to people speak, I type notes. I’m sure that, at times, I mishear or misunderstand the speaker, but my notes represent what I hear at the time. I then publish the notes every night after the meeting. I do […]