Soon-to-be Town Administrator Mark Purple doesn’t officially start work in Southborough until October 18, but he’s already gearing up for the upcoming budget season. Purple met with the Town Manager Ad Hoc Committee last week to talk about what his role will be in preparing budgets.
The committee hopes to bring a warrant article before voters at a Special Town Meeting this winter that would expand the day-to-day responsibilities of the town administrator, including giving him a bigger role in the budgeting process.
Reports the Metrowest Daily News:
A large part of the discussion is the town administrator’s role in the budget process. Selectmen are pushing for Purple to have an expanded role in preparing and presenting the budget, and built several additional budget responsibilities into his job description.
For the bylaw, Ad Hoc members are looking to shore up the responsibilities of the town administrator and the finance Advisory Committee, which has historically had a loud voice in the process.
You can read more in this article by the MWDN.