With no debate, Town Meeting voters approve $62.2 million budget

With no debate, Town Meeting voters approve $62.2 million budget.
Voters at the Spring Annual Town Meeting had nothing to say before approving the town’s $62.2 million operating budget for fiscal year 2018.
The vote came after attendees heard dismal reports on town finances from officials.
On the budget, there was no discussion on any of the line items before the vote.
“We don’t.” Finance Committee Chair David Heard echoed that sentiment.
After considerable back and forth, school officials returned with a $28.3 million budget, which marked a $1 million decrease from their initial proposal.
While there was no debate on the Wareham School District’s budget, there was brief discussion on approving $3.1 million for Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School.
The Wareham Public Schools budget increased 1.5 percent compared to the previous year, which concerned resident Missy Decas.
An $80,000 transfer of funds from Receipts Reserved for Appropriation Parking at Onset Pier Account to fund the Onset parking program.
A $14,050 transfer from the Harbor Services Permits Receipts to the Harbormaster’s Maintenance and Improvements account.

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