Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


May 1, 2014

Stage set for spending battle

Town Meeting to tackle budget, funding requests amid taxpayer concern


He said members of his group, which is drawing from a variety of disenchanted, overtaxed residents, may also tackle more specific items in the budget, such as the hiring of employees, including a new person in the Police Department to handle gun permits and a program coordinator for Andover Youth Services, and an unapproved lease by the School Department for new computers.

“Nobody in our group is thinking of anything Draconian,” Landry said. “It’s really just a handful of targeted amendments.”

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