Tag Archives: Methuen Budget

Manzi in the Morning-Chairman Sean Fountain Interview

Methuen City Council Chairman Sean Fountain came on the show on WCAP 980 am to talk about the newly passed municipal budget, the solicitor search, and the position of Director of Public Health. My thanks to Chairman Sean Fountain for … Continue reading

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Today's Tribune Story on Pension Obligation

Today’s Tribune has a story on pension funding by the City of Methuen. The online version has a headline which reads “Mayor says City not able to pay pension money today”, which is not what I said. I said that … Continue reading

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Tax Demagoguery

I am back from a Christmas respite from blogging. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. As you likely know the Methuen City Council is faced with a vote on tax classification, which has brought forward a torrent … Continue reading

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Methuen’s FY2010 Budget

I have posted the FY2010 Municipal Budget for the City of Methuen in pdf format. This budget achieves balance without layoffs and includes nine one year agreements with all city side unions. All managers took a one time ten percent … Continue reading

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School Budget Passed by School Committee

The Methuen School Committee passed their budget on Monday night, and we were able to bring back the two band positions that will allow us to continue the level of instruction that we give today. It was a difficult budget, … Continue reading

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Municipal Budget Passed

Yesterday the City Council met in Saturday session to vote a municipal budget, which was approved unanimously. I will post the full budget here tommorow, and talk a little bit more on some of the specifics. The School budget was … Continue reading

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Methuen’s Budget

City Council met last night to adopt the Municipal budget, and got through a couple of sections before recessing until Saturday morning at 9 a.m. I have not posted on the municipal budget because of the changing nature of the … Continue reading

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