My Name is Paul H Cosentino. I started this Blog in 2011 because of what I believe to be wrongdoings in town government. This Blog is to keep the citizens of Templeton informed. It is also for the citizens of Templeton to post their comments and concerns.
Paul working for you.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
So the school committee voted the lower assessment. Take look at Templeton's figures:
FY 17 FY 18 % change
Temp. Min. Contribution 4,114,704 4,254,487 3.40 %
Add'l appropriation 831,381 1,001,343 20.44% Transporation Dif. 678,659 750,594 10.60 % Debt Service 443,879 436,384 -1.69% TOTAL 6,068,623 6,442,808 6.17%
Templeton's TOTAL increased by 6.17 %
A Shocking Surprise!
Toward the end of the selectmen meeting last night, shocking news was delivered regarding the budget for FY 18.
estimated increase for the NRSD budget for FY 18 was projected at
$380,000. The figure of $380,000 was factored into the preliminary
budget figure for the town.
BTW, the increase in local revenue (2.5 %) for FY 18 is $330,000- kiss that goodbye!
NRSD school committee will have a budget hearing on Wednesday to
increase the $380,000 figure for Templeton to $575,000 an increase of
9.21% to Templeton's portion of the NRSD budget.
else see a problem here? The Town can only raise taxes by 2.5% each
year. The NRSD traditionally, over many years, - look in the annual
reports -has increased Templeton's assessment by 6%, 7% 8%, 9% or more. EVERY YEAR!
Give credit where credit is due. Chairman John Caplis stated:
"This is not good news at all." "Services will have to be cut."
In other news -
Templeton BOS held an executive session last night. The interim Town
Administrator's contract has been extended until June 30, 2017 with an
increase in pay.