Tag Archives: Joint Finance Committee

Stanley: Lack of tax base, JFC voice crippling Warren

To the editor: The suggestion that the Town of Warren must “tighten their belts” is empty rhetoric. Against an ominous backdrop the Town of Warren works to craft a responsible budget each year.  The department head, Town Manager and the council work to develop a balanced operating budget that incorporates a combination of conservative economic

Warren town councilors (from left) Scott Lial, Chris Stanley and David Frerichs go over the numbers at a recent Joint Finance Committee meeting.

Warren cuts summer beach programs, makes broad cuts amid budget crisis

Faced with escalating school costs they say were forced on them by Warren’s wealthier neighbors to the south, Warren Town Council members cut $1 million out of the 2014-15 town budget Tuesday night, slashing programs, positions and traditions that they said could change Warren forever. And there’s more pain to come, they warned. With education

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Warren’s school debt to increase with larger share looming in 2014

Already $416,129 in default on their fair share of the 2012-2013 Bristol Warren Regional School District budget, the Town of Warren should brace for another financial hardship when it faces a 10 percent increase in its share for the 2013-2014 school year. That was the message delivered to the Joint Finance Committee on Wednesday by

BW school committee chairman, Paul Silva, addresses members of the JFC.

JFC unanimously approves ‘historic’ school budget

Bristol Warren School Committee chairman Paul Silva has been involved in presenting the school budget for years and has seen it all — or most of it. Last Tuesday night, though, he couldn’t help but note that this year’s budget marks a real, true milestone: “The budget being presented tonight is actually historic,” he said. “This

Bristol’s Calouro to lead Joint Finance Committee

When Warren Town Councilor Cathie Tattrie was voted in as the Joint Finance Committee’s interim chairman, she was the only person to vote against her nomination. On Thursday, March 14, Bristol’s Nathan Calouro was voted unanimously to the chairman’s seat, a position that seems to go to anyone willing and thick-skinned enough to accept. “I’m

Stanley: Give Bristol Warren schools power to tax

The president of the Warren Town Council wants to give the public school district the ability to tax people directly. Council president Christopher Stanley proposes a new system where the Bristol Warren Regional School Department taxes property owners in the two towns directly — rather than through each town’s municipal government – to raise the


Bristol Warren school budget impasse in court’s hands

Six months after the Warren Town Council defied a mandate that they pay $12.16 million for education this school year, the Bristol Warren Regional School District has made it official and filed suit against the town, setting the stage for a showdown on how schools are funded in this regional district. The district’s complaint, filed