Documents related to the development of Montague's annual budgets are archived on this page. FY22 is the current year.
Developing the budget we’ll bring to Montague's Annual Town Meeting on May 7, 2022 is a collaborative process that involves the Finance Committee, the Town Administrator, the Town Accountant, the Capital Improvements Committee, and the Selectboard, staff from the Town’s departments, and members of the Town’s many committees and boards. These documents you'll find here were used along the way. They are in roughly chronological order, older files closer to the bottom of the list. If there's is something in particpular that you are looking for, please let us know!
At the May 2021 Annual Town Meeting, Town Meeting approved the budget for the current fiscal year, which began on July 1, 2021. The documents in this section were used to develop that budget. The budget was amended at a special town meeting held in October 2021.
If the document you are looking for is not here (or you aren't sure what you're looking for), please ask Town Accountant Carolyn Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org | 413-863-3200 x 121) for assistance.
The FY21 budget, which covers July 2020-June 2021, was presented to Montague's Town Meeting members for approval at Annual Town Meeting on June 13, 2020. The warrant for the meeting included articles related to the FY21 budgets proposed for all the departments of the Town, the Turners Falls Airport, the WPCF, Montague's assessments to Gill-Montague Regional School District and the Franklin County Technical School, and several capital and non-capital special article requests. There were also several articles proposed for the warrant that were deferred for consideration at a future Special Town Meeting.
Most of the documents that were provided to Town Meeting Members for Annual Town Meeting are included in the table below, as well as additional information that was reviewed and discussed by the Finance Committee and Selectboard during the budget development process. Information related to the articles that were deferred for future consideration is included here as well.