Welcome to the online homepage of the FY 2011 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.
The budget process began internally in fall 2009 with the development of departmental budgets on both the municipal and school sides of the government. On January 1, 2010, the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee and the Finance Committee began working diligently with town staff in preparing a balanced budget for submission to Town Meeting. Dozens of televised public hearings were held in January, February, March, and early April, culminating in the delivery of a balanced budget to Town Meeting in early May 2010.
When Town Meeting dissolved on May 20, 2010, they approved over $121.3 million for operations for fiscal year 2011. Approved budgets totaled $106,958,773 for the General Fund, $13,549,947 for the Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund and $931,522 for the Sassamon Trace Golf Course Enterprise Fund, respectively.