Posts Tagged ‘budget’

Town Spending Freeze
Working But Will Continue

Town Manager Kevin Smith says the spending freeze he implemented in February seems to be working. He told the Town Council Monday night that “at the end of March, we should have been at about 75 percent. We’re at 77.4 percent, which means the gap is closing. Historically at this time of year we’re at […]

Town Manager Orders Spending
Freeze Effective on March 4

Town Manager Kevin Smith has ordered a spending freeze. He told the Town Council at its Monday, March 3 meeting that not much has changed with regard to the snow removal or other budgets as of Feb. 28. “We’re up higher than we should be and we’re up higher than we were in FY 13, […]

More than $20,000 Spent in Winter Maintenance, Repairs

Town Manager Kevin Smith outlined to the Town Council the amount of $20,419.47 taken from the Expendable Maintenance Trust Fund for several projects ranging from winter maintenance to repairs. “We have a number of projects for winter maintenance at the Town Hall, Police Department, Leach Library and the cable access building during a number of […]

Town Faces Possibility of Spending Freeze, Furloughs

If the town’s financial state doesn’t improve soon – and that depends on variables such as winter weather, a lawsuit and firefighter health – Londonderry may be looking at a spending freeze and rolling furloughs. Finance Director Sue Hickey outlined the quarterly budget review for the Town Council on Monday night, noting a concern over […]

Snow Woes Continue

With snowstorms coming so close together these past few weeks, it may seem as if this is a winter for the record books, but that still remains to be seen. Nevertheless, it’s been a trial for all of us, but particularly for the highway departments. Most are over budget by now and prepared to dig […]

Third Week of Snowstorms Strains Snow Removal Budget

Students went home early on Tuesday, Feb. 18, as a snowstorm headed eastward and blanketed the area with 8 to 9 additional inches of snow. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, amid swirling snowflakes and near white-out conditions, a swift moving storm dropped another 2 inches of snow as school buses dropped off their students at the […]

Low Turnout, Few Questions
at School District Session

Just seventy-one residents, out of 15,944 registered voters, turned out for Saturday’s Londonderry School District Deliberative Session. While the purpose of the meeting is to discuss the articles on the school warrant, Moderator Bob Saur said, little of that went on. All articles went to the March 11 secret ballot unchanged.