Monday, April 21, 2014

Bridgewater: Budget Survey Response Disappoints Mayor

Bridgewater's mayor says he's disappointed by the number of completed budget surveys. The documents were handed out last month to gauge the public's opinion on where they felt money should be doled out. However, only 118 surveys were received in a town with a population of over 8,000. The town communicates to the public through their website, social media, and monthly newsletter. David Walker says it doesn't seem to be enough.

Residents indicated in the survey they would like more money spent on road repairs and less money on town police. Walker says he would like to see the survey done earlier, so they can analyze responses before dealing with the budget. Council will continue its 2014-15 budget deliberations Tuesday evening at 6pm at town hall.