To the Editor:
The Town Council (TC) convened on the 2016-2017 budget Tuesday, April 19, 2016. We thank the Town Administration, department heads, boards and committees for their tremendous effort in presenting us with the concise and efficient budget on which we were to vote.
We are proud that the TC Republicans led a unified effort to restore the Police Department’s full time salary line, to the Chief’s request, allowing for the promotion of two new lieutenants and funding for the requested Student Resource Officers. This initiative was unanimously agreed by the TC to be essential for the safety and well-being to our community, and was passed by the Council Republicans. In addition, we were also pleased to increase funding to our EMS Department allowing for expanded coverage on weekends.