Budget Balancing Committee
Myev Bodenhofer, School Committee, Chair
Maura Smith, School Committee Member
David Thomson, Superindentent of Schools
Alan Slater, Finance Commission, Chair
Anne-Marie Haley, Finance Commission, Vice Chair
Thomas J. McQuaid, Director of Finance & Accounting
Thomas F. Maloney, Board of Selectmen, Chair
William J. Plasko, Board of Selectmen
Tony Mazzucco, General Manager
About the Budget Balancing Process
The Budget Balancing Committee was formed several years ago to coordinate the preparation of the annual budget recommendation. The Committee is made up of two Selectmen and the General Manager, two Finance Commissioners and the Director of Finance and Accounting, two School Committee Members and the Superintendent of Schools.
Anticipated revenues are identified, shared and utility costs are deducted, and the remainder has historically been divided 55% for Schools and 45% for General Government. Schools have the responsibility to reach its 55% target and General Government 45%.
By law, the final budget recommendation and presentation is made by the Finance Commission.