$127 Million Budget Could Get Final OK
The City Council will take up the spending plan when it meets at 8 p.m. Monday.
The City Council is expected to take up final approval of the proposed $127 million city budget for fiscal year 2013 Monday night.
The current proposal from the council’s Finance Committee represents a $280,000 reduction from the original plan submitted by Mayor Arthur Vigeant. Overall spending would increase 2.6 percent over 2012 levels.
There has been little public comment as the spending plan made its way through the review process and an earlier public hearing before the full council drew no input at all.
However, at a recent School Committee meeting, former mayor Michael Hogan called the budget a “missed opportunity,” saying Marlborough needed to do spend more on schools and in other areas to help attract and keep young families in town.
Other items on the council's agenda include appointments to the Youth Commission and a report on progress toward implementing the new trash container system set to take effect next month.