Marshfield: Town administrator presents FY 2015 budget

Marshfield Town Administrator Rocco Longo presented an $83 million fiscal 2015 town budget before the board of selectmen Monday night.

Many additional positions and personnel are being requested by town departments.

However, Longo says it’s going to be difficult to cover those requests in the Fiscal 2015 budget.

“We’re going to have a very difficult time satisfying the many departmental requests, especially when it comes to adding staff. As I said to the selectmen, I know we have a lot of passionate department heads who want to do more and want to be helpful to the public and there are lots of demands on the town. But somewhere in between adding those staff members and balancing the budget, there’s going to be a problem and that’s why I said we need a couple of more weeks to present a balanced budget. I’m grateful that the selectmen and everybody understood, because of the delays that we’ve had because of the FEMA issue and because of the transition process so, we’re going to balance the budget, but it’s going to be a big challenge as it has been in the past,” Longo said.

The requests are cutting into the budget and creating a deficit of $2.8 million.

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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.