Proposed Mansfield Budget up 3.6 Percent for 2015

Mansfield's proposed $30.8 million budget will pay for things like road improvement and WiFi in the schools.

Mansfield Town Hall. Patch File Photo.
Mansfield Town Hall. Patch File Photo.

Mansfield's municipal budget will increase 3.6 percent in 2015 to a total of about $30.8 million, according to the Sun Chronicle

Town Manager Bill Ross, who presented the budget in a draft presentation at Wednesday night's Board of Selectmen meeting, said that is highlights many projects from Mansfield's strategic and capital plan that integrates town and school priorities. 

The budget would go towards, a town-wide telephone system scheduled to go up this summer, street maintenance and improvement, hiring six fire captains and a police officer, new lockers and library furniture at Mansfield High, a new Special Education bus, and WiFi integration in school buildings. Ross said the budget will likely be adjusted many times before it is put up for approval.

Tina Mqs January 13, 2014 at 05:36 PM
HJ, a lot of SPED kids need special equipment, not the least of which would be a wheelchair lift. Some may also require an attendant on board with them.
BH January 13, 2014 at 06:03 PM
He's obviously never had a friend or family member with additional needs. Just make them walk up the three large steps of the bus and sit on a bus with no seatbelts with kids that will surley poke fun and ridicule. Seems like a safe and great idea.
HJ January 13, 2014 at 07:14 PM
And the bus attendant should monitor all abusive/slanderous language while the bus is in motion. Kids should know better not to be mean.
BH January 13, 2014 at 08:35 PM
Haha yeah life is just that simple.
Tina Mqs January 14, 2014 at 08:10 AM
HJ, HJ, HJ......... in a rainbow, popcorn and unicorn universe, perhaps. I know you're trolling about, but I'll play. The driver's supposed to be watching the roads, and the attendant shouldn't *have* to be babysitting idiot bullies. Attendants also cost money. Maybe parents of bullies should pay for the attendants.


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