Budget Committee

Duties of the Budget Committee:

The budget committee in Mont Vernon is an advisory committee. They are charged with advising the Selectmen and the Town Residents on their perception of the merits of the proposed budget.

In the beginning of November they receive proposed budgets from the various department heads and Selectmen. They see the Department heads one-on-one in order to be familiarized with the budget, and understand why the Department Heads have asked for certain monies.

They then discuss and debate the merits of the budget as a whole, along with individual items.

In the end, they produce an opinion of the budget, state whether they are in favor or opposed to any items they feel strongly about and make it available to the public at the time that the Selectmen hold the public hearing to present the proposed budget.