Reason 1

 

Recently we have written in columns how the Finance Committee, which oversees the Town Budget, did not post minutes for almost 2 years and when they did the minutes were not very detailed, February 2018.      As Town Moderator Tim will implement the following changes:

 

  1. All Finance Committee meetings reviewing the budget be held at the Senior Center and taped so any taxpayer can watch the meeting at their convenience on Holden Community Television
  2. All Finance Committee meetings reviewing the budget have minutes recorded by a paid outside professional  to ensure detailed minutes  similar to those for the Board of Selectmen, February 2018 and be posted in a timely fashion.
  3. During the budget review process, there be a public speak session at the beginning of each meeting or one meeting set up solely for the public to express their opinions to the Finance Committee.