Town of Orleans to hold proposed FY15 budget hearing March 12

Budget available for review online or at the town hall

The Town of Orleans will hold a proposed FY15 budget hearing on Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Orleans Town Hall.

The public hearing is jointly presented by the Orleans Board of Selectmen and the Orleans Finance Committee in accordance with Section 8-3-2 of the town's home rule charter.

The town is expecting an increase in state aid and an increase in the hotel/meal tax. The town is projecting increases in the police budget and decreases in the fire budget.  Tonnage fees at the transfer station will increase and the town will see a savings in street light operation due to an LED retrofit project.

Town administrator John Kelly is proposing the consolidation of certain operating and building expense budgets to allow for more flexibility the budgeting of resources.

The budget and related documents are available for review on the town website here and at the Town Hall at 19 School Road. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on