Pittsfield And North Adams Councils To Vote On Budgets
Two Berkshire County city councils vote tonight on their annual budgets.
The Pittsfield City Council will vote on Mayor Dan Bianchi’s proposed fiscal 2015 budget. Bianchi calls the $141 million dollar spending plan a maintenance budget proposing a 2.7 percent increase over the previous one of $138 million. It would fund SUVs for the fire department to decrease use of larger trucks and a new public works garage to replace a facility damaged in a 2012 fire.
Meanwhile, the North Adams City Council will vote on Mayor Richard Alcombright’s $37.7 million budget. Proposing cuts to city hall and the police department, the spending plan is an increase of $1.2 million, driven largely by veterans’ benefits.
Pittsfield’s meeting begins at 7 p.m., North Adams’ starts at 7:30 p.m.