Selectmen Selections

August 2022 - Edition 49

Introduction

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


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Strategic Plan Community Feedback Requested!


The Town has entered into its next phase of the Strategic Planning project. After the first round of community feedback, the Board of Selectmen have drafted Strategic Outcome Areas and are looking for feedback from the community on each area! These areas can be viewed below and feedback can be provided at GetInvolvedShrewsbury.com! Feedback is due by October 11, 2022.


More information on the project and related documents can be found at https://shrewsburyma.gov/1051/Strategic-Plan-Project


Mr. Mizikar provided an update at their July 12, 2022 meeting which can be viewed HERE

Board of Selectmen Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Commitment Statement

At their meeting on August 23, 2022, the Board of Selectmen issued the following Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Commitment Statement - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Commitment Statement

Financial Business: Fiscal Year 2022 Year End Financial Review

Mr. Mizikar gave a presentation on the Fiscal Year 2022 Year End Financials. He noted that the budgeted $136,139,713 for FY22 and turned back $2,505,961, meaning they expended 98.16% of the budget, which is good practice to be under 2% for turnbacks. He showed the FY22 Local Recipets and the prior 4-year actuals for local receipts. He noted that the FY22 Budget for local receipts was $10,891,067 and the FY22 actuals came in at $13,397,875.28. He then summarized the specific local receipt categories, noting that motor vehicle excise tax actual was below what the Town had anticipated for revenue, but meals excise tax, cannabis, departmental fees, licenses and permits, trash/landfill, and other receipts’ revenues came in higher than expected. Mr. Mizikar also summarized the tax revenue report as well.


The presentation can be viewed HERE and the discussion begins HERE in the recording.

Board of Selectmen August 2022 Meeting Highlights

Board Of Selectmen - August 10, 2022
Board of Selectmen - August 23, 2022

Board of Selectmen Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 13th, 7pm

100 Maple Avenue

Shrewsbury, MA

Selectmen's Meeting Room

Board of Selectmen Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 27th, 7pm

100 Maple Avenue

Shrewsbury, MA

Selectmen's Meeting Room

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.