Nashua aldermen kick off review of $256.5m budget
“We are going to go through this line item by line item and make sure that everything is justified,” David Deane, president of the Board of Aldermen, said Wednesday.
If approved by city officials, the budget would result in a less than 3 percent tax increase for local residents, according to Mayor Donnalee Lozeau.
Under her proposal, some of the top wage earners for the city are getting raises in the coming year, including Lozeau at $112,339 (up from $110,029), Corporation Counsel Stephen Bennett at $115,941 (up from $113,556), Police Chief John Seusing at $131,265 (up from $129,312), Fire Chief Brian Morrissey at $123,772 (up from $121,226) and Superintendent Mark Conrad at $142,604 (up from $137,168).
“Most of this budget is contracts and pension obligations,” said Deane, adding he is ready to begin studying the budget book further.
In response to her decrease of $160,000 from the school’s requested funding, Lozeau said it is up to school officials to determine where to make those adjustments.
Her proposed spending plan is about $209,000 below the city’s spending cap.
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