Manager hopes for large turnout

by Tony on March 5, 2014

Conway Town Manager Earl Sires hopes for a large turnout Wednesday night at Kennett High School for the town’s deliberative meeting.

He says its an opportunity for voters in Conway to come together and make important recommendations and decisions about the activities and budget of the town.

Meeting attendees will consider a proposed operating budget of about $10,142,000 – a nearly 5 percent increase over the current budget, mainly attributed to increased costs of healthcare and police staff.

Voters will also consider capital reserve funds that provide money for town equipment, vehicles and construction, requests from non-profits totaling about $203,000 – and petitioned articles, including Article 27, that asks voters to consider a a tax cap.

Conway selectmen oppose the tax cap article but it is recommended by the Municipal Budget Committee.

Voter guides containing all the articles to be considered and other important information are available at the Conway town office, libraries and online at

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Kennett High School’s on Eagle’s Wayy