Finance, Appropriation & Advisory Committee needs members

The Finance Committee’s primary responsibility is to advise and make recommendations to Town Meeting on the budget and other financial matters. The Finance Committee is primarily responsible for reviewing the proposed budget submitted by the Town Administrator and forwarding it to the Board of Selectmen with its recommendations.  The Committee has control of the Reserve Fund as provided in Chapter 40 of the Massachusetts General Laws.

The Committee consists of nine (9) members serving a three year term.

Contact the Board of Selectmen’s office for further details @ 508-949-8001.

FY 2017 Tax Rate Approved

The Board of Selectmen recommended a Fiscal Year 2017 Tax Rate of $11.95 for the period of 7/1/2016 – 6/30/2017.  The rate must also be approved by the State Department of Revenue.

Dudley continues to have one of the lowest tax rates in Massachusetts of any full service community with a single tax rate.  The Residential Tax Rate in our neighboring communities for comparison purposes:  Southbridge- $20.21; Sturbridge- $19.40; Oxford- $16.93; Douglas- $16.92; Webster- $15.14; Leicester- $14.90; Charlton- $13.78.