Facts about next Mexico town budget
To the Editor:
The Board of Selectmen and the Budget Committee just finished two additional nights of budget meetings to review the budget proposals of every town government.
The selectmen and Budget Committee worked very well together to see if additional cuts could be made in the town budget. Some items were reduced and most were agreed to by both boards. The amounts agreed to are being presented to the voters at a second town meeting on July 30.
In our opinion, this second proposal is necessary to provide all our town services and to meet all the obligations to the town. Debt service, union labor contracts, the obligation of the federal cops grant, the fire hydrant fee paid to the water district, the cost of healting oil, gasoline and diesel fuel, assessments for ambulance, solid waste, Oxford County and RSU 10 are all out of our control.
Any additional cuts to the budget would mean a major reduction of services that the town provides. Some people in our town who would like to see more cuts in the budget, may be contacting you.
Some of them may give false or misleading information to you. This has been done recently. I know this since I received calls from people in town that were given the wrong information.
If you have questions, you can asked me or the town office for the facts. Please come out to vote on Tuesday, June 30. All the services provided by the town are important and necessary for all of our citizens.
Chairman, Board of Selectmen,
Town of Mexico