“The budget is extremely frugal and will allow us to adequately fund not only our safety functions (fire, police, ambulance and public works) but also our quality of life issues such as town government, parks and recreation, library, senior center and transportation.) The total increase in this budget is approximately 0.3 percent. We will also be allowed to purchase much needed public works, fire and ambulance equipment. In short, this is a 'no brainer.’'"
Of the education budget, Temple had said, "This budget represents an increase of about $1 million. That is a lot of money; however $700,000 of this is related to contractual and union requirements. It is what it is. The remaining $300,000 includes among other items, all day kindergarten.”