Complete question from PNF member:
What is the background behind the $400k one-time expense allocated to Street and Sidewalk maintenance in 2020? This seems to be a unique one-time item in 2020 and is being factored into the “cuts” from FY20 to the new preliminary budget. Note that this represents approx 50% of the “cuts” from FY20 and based on nature could have a significant impact on the comparison of actual cuts between the municipal and school departments.
Location in budget:
Page 86 of amended budget / Page 113 of BOS agenda pdf
[My summary of the answer given by Jeremy Marsette in 6/10 DPW subcommittee meeting.] When we did the bond issuance for KMS and the West Natick firestation, we received and were able to invest it, so it was a one-time use on DPW budget.
PNF Follow-up Question:
As a one-time expense, should this money be included when calculating budget changes between FY20 and FY21? How does that work?