The Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30 at the is an important one and every citizen in town should be making plans to attend. Three elected boards, the Board of Education, the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Finance, have worked for many months to bring a budget to the Town of Brookfield that is fair, well thought out and financially sound.
Several things will be decided, and your vote will count:
- The date and day of the Referendum:
I believe it needs to be as recommended on Tuesday, May 15, not a Saturday when many activities, events and family commitments will not bring out the largest voting population.
- Keeping the proposed budget as presented:
There may be an effort made by some to reduce items as proposed. I believe it is the right of the citizens of this community to vote on the budget that our elected officials have prepared, and reducing any items in the proposed budget does not give us that right.
- Dividing the vote in two parts… Education and Municipal:
There are people who believe that the education budget is a separate part of our community and therefore should be considered separately. I believe they are wrong, and the budget vote by our whole town should be for the whole town. A strong and vibrant educational system in Brookfield, not only benefits the children it serves, but the entire town. We are one community, not divided, but together in wanting what is best for all.
Your votes are needed to ensure we move forward as a community. Please attend the meeting and vote for Brookfield.