Budget hearings start Thursday, may run to Sunday
The City Council will hold public hearings in City Council Chambers, 3275 Post Road, relative to the mayor’s proposed $288.8 million budget, which calls for a 23-cent increase in the residential tax rate, this week. Those interested in attending are advised of the following:
The first public hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (May 29), followed by a second session beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday (May 30). The third session will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday (May 31).
The schedule listing the order in which departments will be heard is posted on the Secretary of State’s website, at City Hall, the police station, and the main library on Sandy Lane.
If the council completes the hearings on Saturday, it may vote on adoption of the budget at a meeting on Monday, June 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
If the council does not complete the hearings on Saturday, a fourth session will be held beginning on Sunday, June 1, at 10 a.m., with a meeting to vote on adoption of the budget slated to begin on Tuesday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m.
In order to comply with Open Meetings regulations, all of these dates have been posted in public buildings and on the Secretary of State’s website. Residents are advised that cancellation notices of any of these dates will be posted on the Secretary of State’s website, and on the doors of City Hall, the police station, and the main library on Sandy Lane as the budget process progresses.