Finance Committee

The Finance Committee (FinCom) is a standing committee of the Town Meeting. Its purpose is to recommend a vote to Town Meeting on the Town budget and all articles that require an appropriation. The FinCom reviews each department's budget in detail and holds hearings on Town Meeting appropriation articles. In conjunction with the Town Administrator and Finance Director, the FinCom integrates revenue and expense projections to present a balanced budget to Town Meeting.

Hearings are usually held in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room in Town Hall., Agendas, minutes, and upcoming meetings can be found on this page. Only the approved minutes are posted. 
The FinCom was established by Town Meeting vote. The present-day FinCom has 9 members, who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen.   

The FinCom operates under the Town's bylaws. This article establishes a 3-year term for each member, defines eligibility, directs the committee to elect its own officers authorizes a paid part-time secretary, and requires the committee to report to Town Meeting on all appropriation articles. The FinCom approves requests for fund transfers within a department's budget and to approve transfers from the reserve fund to department budgets within the limits set by State law.

Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 39, Section 16: Appropriation, advisory or finance committees; appointment; tenure; powers and duties-

Every town whose valuation for the purpose of apportioning the state tax exceeds one million dollars shall, and any other town may, by by-law provide for the election or the appointment and duties of appropriation, advisory or finance committees, who shall consider any or all municipal questions for the purpose of making reports or recommendations to the town; and such by-laws may provide that committees so appointed or elected may continue in office for terms not exceeding three years from the date of appointment or election.

In every town having a committee appointed under authority of this section, such committee, or the selectmen if authorized by a by-law of the town, and, in any town not having such a committee, the selectmen, shall submit a budget at the annual town meeting.

Committee Members

NameTitleAppointed fromTerm Expires
Robert St. Jean

Chairman

Precinct 1

2019

Robert Ferreira

Precinct 1

2019

Jacqueline M. Stanley

Precinct 2

2018

Vacancy One

2019

John Howcroft

Precinct 2

2020

Susan M. Delgado

Precinct 3

2018

Michael R. Boucher

Precinct 3

2018

Vacancy Two

2023

Eric R. McGlynn

Precinct 3

2020