Selectmen Selections

February 2022-Edition 43

Introduction

This monthly newsletter highlights actions of the Board and its meetings to inform residents and employees of Town business.


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Budget and Financial Updates: Draft Fiscal Year 2023 Budget and Financial Projection 1

At the Board's February 8, 2022 meeting, Mr. Kevin Mizikar, Town Manager, provided a presentation on the Fiscal Year 2023 preliminary budget. He noted that increases in State Aid, Excise Tax revenue has also increased and the utility revenues are evolving. Mr. Mizikar noted the alignment of the budget with the Board of Selectmen Goals. He highlighted part so the budget aligning with goals of the Board related infrastructure, quality of life, economic growth, and effective government. He also reviewed the budget summary of the departments as well. You can find the full presentation HERE and it begins in the recording HERE.


At the Board's February 22, 2022 meeting, Mr. Mizikar noted that there were no significant changes from his February 8, 2022 presentation, but wanted to let the Board and residents know that the Town has a digital budget book this year. The digital budget book can be found HERE and the print copy can be found HERE. It provides a more interactive experience while viewing the budget and allows for more transparency with the public as well. This modality will increase accessibility to the budget as well. The Budget Hearings this year will take place March 24, 2022 and March 26, 2022.


Special thank you to Alexandria Martinez, Assistant to Town Manager - Management Analyst, for making the digital budget book possible!

February 2022 Board of Selectmen Meeting Highlights

Board Of Selectmen Meeting of February 8, 2022
Board of Selectmen - February 22, 2022

Board of Selectmen Meeting

Tuesday, March 8th, 7pm

100 Maple Avenue

Shrewsbury, MA

Selectmen's Meeting Room

Board of Selectmen Meeting

Tuesday, March 22nd, 7pm

100 Maple Avenue

Shrewsbury, MA

Selectmen's Meeting Room

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Effective Friday, February 18, 2022, the Town no longer requires face coverings to be worn inside of Town Hall. The Town of Shrewsbury will adhere to the Massachusetts Department of Health’s (MDPH) ongoing Mask Advisory that encourages (but does not require) all residents, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask or face covering in an indoor setting outside of their home.


The Town of Shrewsbury urges residents, taxpayers and others to continue utilizing our online services including paying bills, applying for permits and licenses. If you wish to get in contact with a specific department, please see our staff directory at https://shrewsburyma.gov/Directory.aspx.

About Us

The Board of Selectmen acts as the Town's Chief Executive Body responsible for the community's general welfare following guidelines set forth in Operational Policies for the Board of Selectmen. Specific powers and responsibilities of the Board of Selectmen are set forth in Chapter 559 of the Acts of 1953 which is better known as the Town Manager Act and the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.