Posts Tagged ‘budget’

Town Councilor Questions
Budget Process for Derry

One of Derry’s newest Town Councilors has questioned the process by which the Council reviews budget requests. Councilor David Fischer, representative for District 3, asked for a budget process discussion to be added to the agenda for April 15. Fischer introduced his concerns by saying, “First, Mr. Budreau (acting Town Administrator Larry Budreau) gave us […]

Council: Now May Not Be
Time for Development Staffer

It’s an idea whose time may not yet have come. That was the consensus of Derry Town Council members to a proposal by Acting Town Administrator Larry Budreau to hire a Community Development Coordinator. While the Council took no formal vote on Budreau’s proposal, the general sense was that other pieces need to be in place […]

Fischer Proposal to Cut Town Budget 1/2 Percent Fails

A proposal by Councilor David Fischer to effect a 1/2 percent across-the-board cut for the working budget for 2015 was defeated at the April 17 Town Council meeting, after extensive discussion. Fischer, who has advocated for a more proactive approach to the budgets, brought up the topic during a discussion on the Wastewater Department budget. […]

Town Council Trims Public
Works Budget Requests

The Derry Town Council swept a new carpet for the Municipal Center under the carpet and trimmed several requests for overtime in Public Works Director Mike Fowler’s budget request for 2015, but otherwise approved the working budgets for eight of the 10 departments coming under the Public Works umbrella. Fowler presented his budget at Monday […]

Derry School District Budget
Awaits Voters March 11

The Derry Cooperative School District budget for 2014-15 withstood several challenges at the Feb. 8 School District meeting, and will go to the voters on March 11. The proposed budget is $80,539,895. It was reduced by $277,000, from $80,817,146, after the numbers came in from adding Hooksett students to Pinkerton Academy. The Hooksett freshmen who […]

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 […]

Amendment to Cut Already
Reduced School Budget Fails

An effort to lower an already-amended Derry School District budget failed in a secret ballot, and the budget proposed by the School Board will go to the voters March 11. The School Board’s working budget of $80,817,146 was reduced to $80,539,895, a difference of $277,000, after an updated tuition figure came in from Pinkerton Academy, […]

Town Council Sets Goals

The Derry Town Council has finalized its goals for 2014 and unanimously accepted them. The goals, originally drafted in November, were reviewed by the Council and approved 7-0 in the first portion of a Special Meeting Jan. 28. Acting Town Administrator Larry Budreau presented the goals, codified into a report by the Primex insurance company. […]