Budget Advisory Committee
A Welcome from The Chair
In 1974, the residents of Milford, New Hampshire voted to create a Town Budget Advisory Committee to add a public element to the review of the Town's operating budget. Each year the Town Moderator appoints 9 persons, each a resident of Milford, to comprise the Town Budget Advisory Committee. Appointment by the Town Moderator ensures that the Budget Committee is an independent entity not subordinated or otherwise subject to the Board of Selectmen or other Town managing element. The role of the Budget Advisory Committee is to advise the Board of Selectmen, and the Town Administrator, on budgetary matters as they prepare an operating budget to present to the residents of Milford, NH for a town vote. The Budget Advisory Committee conducts regular meetings, at which the public is encouraged to attend and contribute, in thoroughly reviewing and analyzing the Town's proposed operating budget, as well as evaluating Town operations and budgetary practices.
In the proposed operating budget, we diligently look for efforts to correct, or prevent, wasteful expenditures, adequate support for public services, and a reasonable tax rate. In addition to any advice that may be provided, the Budget Advisory Committee develops positions of support, or opposition, on components of the proposed budget and warrant articles. Presentations to the Town Administrator and the Board of Selectmen are advisory, not binding. The value of the Budget Advisory Committee is that it serves as a mechanism to facilitate public input to the budgetary process.
The Budget Advisory Committee regularly posts its meeting minutes, decisions and votes (including majority and minority positions), presentations submitted to the Town Administrator and the Board of Selectmen, as well as any other relevant information culminating from our meetings here on this website.
In these challenging economic times, we strongly encourage you to get involved and participate in our meetings, or submit comments for our consideration. On behalf of everyone on the Town Budget Advisory Committee, we look forward to serving our community.
You can contact the Budget Advisory Committee at: