The Finance and Advisory Board is an appointed by the Moderator and derives its authority and responsibilities from the statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Special Act, and the By-Laws of the Town.
The Stoneham Finance and Advisory Board is to:
- Review fiscal and capital matters
- Consider and balance the needs of all citizens
- Make recommendations
- Explain the impact of decisions to Town Meeting
From the Town By-Laws:
“Sec. 2-18. Matters to be considered.
The finance and advisory board shall consider matters relating to the appropriation, the borrowing and the expenditures of money by the town; its indebtedness; the methods of administration of its various officers and departments: property valuation and assessments; revenue sources and other municipal affairs; and make recommendations to the town, and any town board, officer or committee, relative to such matters. (1932 Bylaws, Art. 2, Sec 3; revenue sources, 5-4-92) “
|Hilde MacCormack - Vice Chair||2018|
|Patricia Walsh - Chairwoman||2017|
|Thomas Dalton - Secretary||2019|
When Do You Meet? Can I attend?
The Finance Board generally meets at least once per month in an Open Meeting. During the period prior to town meetings, the Board meets more frequently, sometimes weekly. Members of the public are welcome to attend Open Meetings. Please verify upcoming meeting dates on the calendar section of the Town of Stoneham website.