To The Editor:
On April 24, the Berlin residents have an opportunity to vote their opinion on the budget. I will be at the polls and I will be voting NO. I do not accept the budget and I feel the budget for both the town and BOE spending is too high.
Our town needs to take a serious look at spending, where can there be reductions, where can the town consolidate services? Right now we have a separate human resource, payroll/finance and IT departments for our Town Hall and Board of education. These can be consolidated and save our residents dollars. I time our town and the Board of ed rolls up their sleeves and works together.
The budget can be lowered and lessen the burden on tax payers. I am voting NO, I hope you join me and send a message to the Board of Finance. Our Republican Town Council members presented an option which would have lessened the burden on the taxpayers. Let’s have another go at the budget.
Former Berlin mayor