Fiscal year 2018 Operating and Capital Budget

Fiscal year 2018 Operating and Capital Budget now on Website

The Town’s FY 2018 recommended operating and capital budgets were presented to the Board of Selectmen at its January 10 meeting by the Town Administrator and Finance Director. Between now and the April 26 town meeting the Advisory Committee, Capital Planning Committee and Selectmen will be reviewing all departmental requests. The operating budget is found under www.scituatema.gov/town-administrator . The Capital Budget Message is included there as well the power point presentation given at the Selectmen’s Meeting.

For the second year the Town has compiled its “Scituate by the Numbers” document that lists statistical information about town operations and accomplishments for the prior calendar year. It is a good illustration of all the different things we are working on.

For the first time this year, we have also included an up-to-date listing of all the grants the Town has received the past 24 months. Grant funds offset and supplement costs in many areas helping us stretch tax dollars even further. Town staff has been highly successful seeking, writing, obtaining, and administering these funds.

If you would like to know more about the town budget, these documents will provide you with a substantial amount of information to enhance your knowledge and understanding about the Town’s priorities and challenges along with strategic planning to insure tax dollars are wisely spent. The Advisory Committee will meet every Thursday evening for the next three months reviewing these documents as will the Selectmen at its Tuesday meetings.