HINGHAM -- Town Administrator Tom Mayo and the Town of Hingham invite residents to the upcoming information session, as well as other learning opportunities regarding the proposed budget override.
Public Information Session:
- Tuesday, April 11, from 7-9 p.m., Via Zoom Webinar
- Webinar ID: 836 0275 0107
- Passcode: 209578
- Join by phone: 929-205-6099
At the information session, town leaders will share in-depth information about the proposed budget and answer questions from participating residents.
Online Office Hours With Town Leaders:
Select Board Member Liz Klein and School Committee Member Nes Correnti will host online office hours that will enable residents to learn more about the override proposal. The online office hours will be held on Zoom.
- Saturday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Webinar ID: 891 2729 5095
- Passcode: 955963
- Join by phone: 929-205-6099
Coffee Chats With Town Leaders:
Members of the Select Board will be available to speak with residents informally over coffee at five locations from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, April 15:
- Select Board Chair Bill Ramsey, Brewed Awakenings, 19 Main St.
- Select Board Member Liz Klein, Starbucks, 1 Derby St.
- School Committee Member Nes Correnti and Select Board Member Joe Fisher, Red Eye Roaster, 3 Otis St.
- School Committee Chair Michelle Ayer, Atlantic Bagel, 282 Main St.
- School Committee Member Jen Benham, Dunkin' Donuts, 187 Whiting Road
Each of these events is part of an ongoing, extensive outreach program, which has included office hours with elected leaders, a series of videos and a dedicated page on the town's website, all of which are designed to help educate residents about the Town's proposed FY 24 budget and proposed operational override.
About the Override:
In Fiscal Year 2022, the Select Board and Advisory Committee signaled the need for an override in the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget. The Town Administrator’s recommended budget, voted by the Select Board and Advisory Committee, reflects an override value of $7,890,365. This includes the current deficit of $6,015,216 and $1,875,251 in additional requests.
The proposed override will maintain and enhance services. Without the override, services will; be cut to balance the town’s budget. See the town’s override page for more information on these cuts.
The Select Board and Advisory Committee voted unanimously to approve the recommended budget. Also, the Select Board, Advisory Committee, and School Committee voted to sign and adopt a Financial Management Plan with commitments to control costs and not pursue a future override before FY28.
For the operational override to pass, it will require approval at both Annual Town Meeting on Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m. and on the ballot at the Town Election on Saturday, April 29. Town Meeting is open to all registered voters in Hingham. The last day to register to vote at both Town Meeting and Town Election is Friday, April 14.
Polls for the Town Election will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registered voters may vote by mail. For details, see the Town Clerk’s Early Voting web page.
Residents are encouraged to review the town's override page to learn more about the process, the town's projected needs, and more. Residents may also submit questions about the override to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to learn more about the Town of Hingham's proposed FY24 override.
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