Welcome to the online homepage of the FY 2015 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 2013 with the development of departmental budgets on both the municipal and school sides of the government. The Town Administrator, as required by the Town's Charter and Bylaws, is required to submit her preliminary budget to the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee on the 1st business day of January. This year that is January 2, 2014.
Full copies of the Preliminary Budget are available at the reference desks of the Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central Street; the Bacon Free Library, 56 Eliot Street; and the Offices of the Town Clerk and the Board of Selectmen, 13 East Central Street.
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.