Budget Task Force

Mission

The Budget Task Force shall be charged with recommending several scenarios for a five-year, sustainable fiscal plan for the town of Westford. Said fiscal plan shall consider, as an example, alternative revenue sources; overrides and exclusions under proposition 2 ½; cuts in service; contracting out of services, as well as other measures. Said fiscal plan shall include both operational and capital budgets for the town. The committee shall consult with pertinent departments as it formulates its plan.

The Task Force shall present its findings to a joint meeting of the Select Board, Finance Committee, and School Committee by October 1, 2023.

The Task Force shall meet biweekly at a time and place mutually agreeable to its membership. The select board shall reserve the right to continue the task force after its task is complete in order to adjust the plan due to changing circumstances.


Final Budget Task Force Report

The Budget Task Force will be presenting their final report on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023  7 pm at the Millenium School. This will be a hybrid meeting. Feel free to join in person or attend the Zoom. 

Here is the Zoom Link  

Here is the Final Budget Task Force Report

Here is the slideshow presentation that was presented by the Budget Task Force at the Joint Select Board, School Committee and Finance Committee Meeting on October 18, 2023.

Budget Task Force Informational Videos

Members of the Budget Task Force recorded brief videos to help educate the public on a variety of topics.  

Executive Summary

Revenue Opportunities

Benchmarking

Budget Efficiencies

A High Level Overview

Budget Challenges 

The Tax Levy & Proposition 2 1/2 

Future Roadmap

Public Feedback

The Town's 2023 Strategic Planning Retreat was held at Kimball Farm (400 Littleton Road) On September 7th, 2023 from 5:00 PM 'til 8:00 PM.

Here is the Strategic Planning Retreat Handout

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The Committee's Public Forum was held on July 24, 2023 hybrid at the Millennium School Conference Room and Via Zoom at 7PM. The meeting has ended. Please see link for the Community Forum.

Zoom Link: https://westfordma-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iqJwVtVSQmi2JuxhmqwXOg

The Presentation for that meeting is linked here: 

July 24, 2023 Budget Task Force Listening Session Presentation

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To provide public input, please fill out this form.

 https://tinyurl.com/BudgetTFform


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