Some of you have asked recently what it would take to get the Transfer Station open on Sundays. At their meeting on Tuesday, Selectwoman Bonnie Phaneuf wanted to know the answer to that same question.
While reviewing a proposed $3.55M public works budget, Phaneuf asked DPW Superintendent Karen Galligan what impact opening the Transfer Station on Sundays would have on her budget and department.
Phaneuf asked Galligan to put together scenarios based on her available staff. “If it can’t be done, I’d like to know what needs to be done to make it happen,” Phaneuf said.
In addition to the DPW budget, selectmen, along with the Advisory Committee, also got their first look at the facilities, police, and fire budgets.
Here’s a high-level recap of the numbers including the percent increase over last year. All except for the facilities budget represent level-services budgets. You can read more detail on the budget discussion in the Metrowest Daily News.
DPW: $3,554,690 (+3.3%)
Fire: $1,805,630 (+4.49%)
Police: $1,576,317 (+2.3%)
Facilities: $472,403 (+10.5%)