Hebron Dollars & Sense
- Created on Wednesday, 03 March 2010 08:55
The past polls have been clear (see results by using the pull down menus on the polling page.)
According to the budget presented at the March 4th BOS Meeting, the Open Space contribution has been cut by $30,000, despite the 1999 town meeting vote that 1/2 mil be annually contributed to that fund. Last year's contribution to Open Space was $130,000; this year's requested contribution is $100,000, a 23.08% reduction. That contribution, like all other aspects of the town budget, is subject to further reductions by the Board of Finance, but at this point, there is still a proposed $100,000 contribution to the Open Space Land Acquisition Fund on the table for FY 2010-11.
The Library budget is pennies, and our town library functions significantly from the efforts of the Friends of the Douglas Library.
With time running short, it's time for a new poll, and it's a tough question: The town budget is coming in a 0% increase, in line with the BOS/BOF request. Let's say the BOE comes in with a 0% increase, but still includes all-day Kindergarten, a non-required program. Will you support that budget? Vote now!