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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.