Mass. General Laws Chapter 39, Section 16 requires towns with a total valuation of $1,000,000.00 or more to have a finance or advisory committee. Article 4, Section 4.3 of the General By-Laws of the Town of Freetown state that the Finance Committee "prepare a budget showing in detail the anticipated income and expenditures of the Town for the then current year, together with its advice and recommendations with reference to the various appropriations of the town funds, and other municipal matters coming before such Town Meeting."
The Finance Committee's duty is to review all annual town budgets submitted by town officers, departments, and boards and to submit in writing to them any of the Committee's recommended changes prior to the preparation of the budgets to be acted upon.
The Finance Committee is a seven member committee with each member serving a three year term.
The Freetown Finance Committee is a member of the Association of Town Finance Committees.
|Robert H. Alderson,|
|Paul L. Deneault|
|Joel A. Pacheco|