In accordance with Chapter IV, Section 1 of the Trumbull Town Charter, I present my sixth budget for fiscal year, 2015-2016.
In preparing this transmittal letter, I reviewed every other budget I have submitted to your board. In my transmittal letter of four years ago, I said:“[I]rrespective of our personal beliefs as to what is an appropriate budget for the Town . . . each of us must approach this process in a thoughtful and deliberate manner, placing the well-being of the town above personal or partisan considerations.” I still believe this to be true. It is based on this premise that the Board of Finance must confront these challenges in a collaborative manner and adopt a municipal budget that protects our Town, maintains our school system and most importantly considers the current economic conditions afflicting our residents.