FY 2013 Budget

Welcome to the online homepage of the FY 2013 Town of Natick Budget. The budget process is one of the most important tasks that Natick faces annually. Prioritizing what is distributed where affects everyone within the community, and it is important that everyone feels enfranchised in an open and collaborative process. This resource is designed to help citizens learn more about the basics of budgeting in Natick and to inform citizens about how they can be involved in the process.

Budget Process
The budget process began internally in fall 2011 with the development of departmental budgets on both the municipal and school sides of the government. At the January 1, 2012, the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee and the Finance Committee began working diligently with town staff in preparing a balanced budget for submission to Town Meeting.  Dozens of televised public hearings were held in January, February March and early April, culminating in the delivery of a balanced budget to Town Meeting in early April 2012.

When Town Meeting dissolved on April 26, 2012, they approved over $133 million for operations for fiscal year 2013. Approved budgets totaled $118,238,296 for the General Fund, $14,659,386 for the Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund and $886,361 for the Sassamon Trace Golf Course Enterprise Fund, respectively.

Budget Reporting Awards
We are proud to have a budget which has been received the Government Finance Officers' Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. This award, given to less than 2% of governmental entities in North America, is based upon the Town of Natick's proficiency for creating a budget which is a financial plan, a policy document, an operations plan and a communications device. We will submit this year's budget for review again and redouble our efforts to produce the best, most transparent budget for the citizens of Natick.

FY 2013 Appropriated Budget Summary