Budget-Making Board Has Opening
The Barrington Town Council is looking to fill a spot on the Committee on Appropriations, which shapes the annual spending plan for taxpayers at the Financial Town Meeting; three other boards have vacancies.
Barrington’s budget-shaping committee has an opening.
The five-person Committee on Appropriations needs a volunteer to take the place of member Nick DeRosa, who resigned because of new employment. The term would run through the Financial Town Meeting next year.
“Qualified candidate would perform detailed review of proposed annual school, municipal and capital budgets, meet with school and town management to resolve questions and make suggested modifications, interface with School Committee and Town Council to negotiate changes and review Town’s audited financial statements,” according to the position description.
Some financial education and experience is required, and budgeting experience is strongly preferred, according to the announcement for the position.
Any experience in secondary education or the municipal environment is a plus.
The time commitment is described as seasonal: bi-weekly meetings January through February; weekly meetings in March through May.
Meetings generally run two or more hours. You will also have to spend time reviewing budget documents.
There is an occasional need to represent the committee at meetings with the Town Council, School Committee, town manager and finance director. The committee presents the proposed annual budget to the Financial Town Meeting in May.
Volunteers also are needed to serve on three other boards
- Cemetery Commission: 1 vacancy (reappointment)
- Committee for Renewable Energy for Barrington (CREB): 3 vacancies (2 reappointments and 1 resignation)
- Juvenile Hearing Board: 1 vacancy (reappointment)
You can get résumé forms for all the positions through the website at www.barrington.ri.gov, at the Town Clerk's Office @ Town Hall, or at the Barrington Library.
The deadline to submit your résumé to the Town Clerk’s Office is Wednesday, Oct. 24.