Board of Finance (New England)

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The Board of Finance is one of a variety of names (Budget Committee, Finance Committee, Ways and Means Committee, Appropriations Committee, Advisory Committee, or Warrant Committee are used in different parts of New England) for a body that reviews local government budgets in towns or school districts that have the town meeting form of government.wikipedia
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Town meeting

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The Board of Finance is one of a variety of names (Budget Committee, Finance Committee, Ways and Means Committee, Appropriations Committee, Advisory Committee, or Warrant Committee are used in different parts of New England) for a body that reviews local government budgets in towns or school districts that have the town meeting form of government.
The Finance Committee or Ways and Means Committee makes recommendations on articles dealing with money, and often drafts the proposed budget.

Board of selectmen

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Its role is to act as a balance against the Board of Selectmen or School Board, which usually set the budget and present it to the public at town meeting.
The first selectman is also a voting member of the board of selectmen and can cast a tie-breaking vote in the board of finance.

New England

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The Board of Finance is one of a variety of names (Budget Committee, Finance Committee, Ways and Means Committee, Appropriations Committee, Advisory Committee, or Warrant Committee are used in different parts of New England) for a body that reviews local government budgets in towns or school districts that have the town meeting form of government.

Board of education

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Its role is to act as a balance against the Board of Selectmen or School Board, which usually set the budget and present it to the public at town meeting. In many towns, the budget is split between general government, administered by the Board of Selectmen and the school district administered by the Board of Education.

School district

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In many towns, the budget is split between general government, administered by the Board of Selectmen and the school district administered by the Board of Education.

Connecticut

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The school district include one town or several towns, which join into a "regional" (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire) or "unified" (Vermont) school district.

Massachusetts

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The school district include one town or several towns, which join into a "regional" (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire) or "unified" (Vermont) school district.

New Hampshire

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The school district include one town or several towns, which join into a "regional" (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire) or "unified" (Vermont) school district.

Vermont

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The school district include one town or several towns, which join into a "regional" (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire) or "unified" (Vermont) school district.

Dedham, Massachusetts

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Town Meeting Representatives can not serve on any other elected board or on the Finance and Warrant Committee.

Derby, Connecticut

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The city government consists of a nine-member Board of Aldermen & Alderwomen (BOA), a Board of Education, Board of Finance, Planning and Zoning Commission, and many other appointed boards and commissions.

Brookfield, Connecticut

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Elected bodies in the town government are a three-member Board of Selectmen, a seven-member Board of Education, a six-member Board of Finance, a five-member Planning and Zoning Commission, three-member Board of Assessment Appeals, and a 100-member, nonpartisan Representative Town Meeting.

Darien, Connecticut

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Elected bodies in the town government are a five-member Board of Selectmen, a nine-member Board of Education, a seven-member Board of Finance, a six-member Planning and Zoning Commission, three-member Board of Assessment Appeals, and a 100-member, nonpartisan Representative Town Meeting.

Wakefield, Massachusetts

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A number of other matters are handled by different committees in the town, such as the Finance Committee, or FinCom, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the School Board.