Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Budget 2010

Believe it or not - it is nearly budget time. The Budget Transmittal Letter from the City Manager to Department Heads will be going out late June or the first week of July. The City Manager's Budget is submitted to the City Council on October 31.

At this point, I would love to hear your comments, questions or suggestions as we begin to make preparations for this next budget cycle. Where should our priorities be in 2010? What is important to you? Which programs are most important?

We will have some tough decisions to make on 2009 and 2010. We are expecting a revenue shortfall of around $500,000 depending on the State Budget. This will carry over to 201o as well.

Please, it is important that we hear from our residents early in the process and especially during the December budget hearing.

Call or email with questions. Thanks!

Coffee Hour and AIrport Tour

Coffee Hour and Airport Tour: Please Join myself and our new Airport Manager, Rick Dyment, for coffee and conversation at the Airport.

When: Thursday, June 25th, 2009 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
Where: Airport Terminal Building (Former Restaurant Space), Airport Road, West Lebanon.

Hope to see you there - please bring your comments, questions, and issues to discuss. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

City Manager Coffee Hour

Thank you to everyone who has attended one of the City Manager Coffee Hours!

These meetings have been very successful (attendance) and I plan to continue these sessions. We have had 2 morning sessions and 1 afternoon session. Next up - an evening session. Date and Time to be announced.

I have enjoyed listening and learning from you and I certainly hope the benefit has been mutual. Please don't feel you have to wait for a coffee hour to ask questions. Please call (448-4220) or email ( anytime! More details to come.

Thanks Again!

Master Plan Survey - Time is Running Out - May 11 Deadline

Please take a moment to fill out the Master Plan survey. May 11th is the final day to complete the survey!

Your answers will help the City's Planning Board and Planning Department craft a Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance amendment that reflects what residents want for their City.

The survey may take some time to complete (perhaps 15 minutes), but we hope you'll find the time well spent. It's an investment in Lebanon's future, and the City needs everyone's opinions.

Thank you again for your time and your ideas!