The Select Board is the only body that can place an override question on an election ballot, so the Board determines the override amount in that way. However, there are additional steps in the process, including the Advisory Committee making budget recommendations to Town Meeting (via Article 6 in the Warrant) and Town Meeting adopting a balanced budget.
On March 15, 2023, the Select Board voted to place the following question on the official ballot for the April 29, 2023 Town election:
- Question 1: Shall the Town of Hingham be allowed to assess an additional $7,890,467 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of funding the operating budgets of the Town and the Public Schools for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023?
The Advisory Committee's FY24 budget recommendations to Town Meeting (via Article 6 in the Warrant) also reflect the proposed $7,890,467 override.