Role and Responsibility of the Finance Committee
The Town’s General Bylaws direct the Finance Committee to give recommendations that it deems best for the interests of the Town and its citizens on all department budgets, transfer requests, warrant articles, zoning articles and bylaw articles. The Finance Committee’s goal is to give Town residents an objective viewpoint on all matters to be considered at Annual and Special Town Meetings. Our recommendations are intended to ensure the townspeople of Sturbridge are receiving the best mix of services for the amount of taxes being collected. Since the members of the Finance Committee are appointed by the Town Moderator, we act as a check and balance to the Town’s elected boards and committees as well as those individuals, boards and committees appointed by the Board of Selectmen.